A small, land-locked country, Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence in the world. m2m has the ability to reach approximately 75% of HIV-positive women who are attending antenatal and postnatal clinics throughout the country.
|OVERVIEW: (As of July 2012)|
|Adult HIV prevalence*||25.9%|
*Estimate, UNAIDS Report of the Global AIDS Epidemic 2010
With the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, m2m has identified Swaziland as a priority
for PMTCT services. In 2009 the number of m2m sites doubled and the number of HIV-positive women and new mothers reached increased substantially. The m2m curriculum has been adapted for the local context, including infant feeding/early childhood nutrition education to strengthen client adherence to exclusive feeding techniques. Together with various partners, m2m Swaziland is making a significant
contribution to PMTCT support services, empowering women and their families in turning
the tide against HIV.
'The joy that m2m has brought to my life cannot be expressed
in words. Only a couple of months ago nobody within my
family had given me any chance of making it – let alone to
have a miracle baby and still be alive to watch my son grow.'