Latest News

m2m’s new Partnership with Influential Bloggers

11 June 2013

What do bloggers who write about culture, travel, home decorating, parenting, work, healthy living, fashion, and beauty have in common with the HIV-positive women we work with in Africa? They care deeply about promoting healthy motherhood and making sure that every child everywhere is born free of HIV. This team of eleven accomplished bloggers is supporting our mothers in Africa with an exciting new monthly blog on our website, called Mums the Word.

PicMonkey_Collage“mothers2mothers believes there is a powerful connection between the hopes and dreams of the HIV-positive mothers we work with in sub-Saharan Africa and mothers around the world – namely, the desire of every mother everywhere to have a healthy baby and be there for her children as they grow. We are excited to partner with these amazing bloggers to make these connections, and raise awareness about efforts to eliminate paediatric AIDS and keep HIV-positive mothers alive,” says Robin Smalley, Co-Founder and Director of m2m U.S.alt

The eleven bloggers were brought together earlier this year by Holly Rosen Fink of Culture Mom Media who specialises in social media outreach. Holly met Robin at a conference and found an immediate connection between m2m’s work to create an HIV-free generation and her passion for making a difference in the world around her, both at home and abroad. In a short time, Holly was able to make one of m2m’s goals a reality — engaging influential bloggers in our mission.

“Our vision in creating this group of amazing influencers whose voices are heard around the world through their work was two-fold. One of our goals is to educate the general public about an issue many don’t know is so prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. mothers2mothers is right there on the front lines and by joining forces, we can spread their message and help reach people who care and who support their mission of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, ” says Fink.

“Our other goal is to empower the women we’ve brought on board by working directly with an organisation dedicated to mothers and children. Each influencer was chosen carefully and came aboard with the same interest and goal that I have, which is to use our social media for a purpose,” she adds.

In the monthly blog, the bloggers capture universal themes of healthy motherhood, mothers’ dreams, and the power of mothers to solve many of life’s big and little challenges and provide hope for the future. The inaugural Mums the Word post, titled The Real Mommy War, was written by Cristie Ritz-King of The Right Hand Mom. Nancy Friedman, whose own blog is called From Hip to Housewife, wrote the second blog just before Mother’s Day – a humorous and heartfelt post titled Hate Mother’s Day? You’re not Alone. (but here’s how not to).

Read our Mums the Word Blog.

Archive

6 December 2013

Rest In Peace Madiba

            On Thursday 5th of December, we lost one of the most beloved and inspirational...

26 November 2013

Campaign Launch: Birth Should Be About Life

  In the run up to World AIDS Day, mothers2mothers launch their latest campaign “Birth Should Be About Life”, featuring short...

19 November 2013

Stars Come Out for m2m in London

Jane Njoki, Mentor Mother mothers2mothers hosted a magical evening in London on Thursday, October 3rd to support its vital work...

19 November 2013

The Proof Is in the Pudding

Every year, mothers2mothers conducts a thorough evaluation of its programme to assess the impact it is having on preventing mother-to-child...

13 November 2013

What Would You Do with $25,000 (£15,000)?

mothers2mothers (m2m) is excited to be part of the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, a fundraising campaign run by the Skoll Foundation, in...

17 October 2013

Promising New Data from UNAIDS

The recently released 2013 UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic contains new data, particularly relating to children. Among the...

4 October 2013

Annie Lennox celebrates mothers2mothers reaching over 1 million mothers with an intimate performance

London, U.K. October 4th 2013— Acclaimed singer, songwriter, campaigner and activist, Annie Lennox, performed at an exclusive event on Thursday,...

27 August 2013

Mentor Mothers’ Exciting New Role

Mentor Mothers learning how to pre-screen clients and infants for malnutrition using mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) testing Earlier this year,...

27 August 2013

m2m Unveils Refreshed Vision and Mission

As Mentor Mothers’ roles evolve through m2m’s Enhanced Programme Model, so too is the language that guides and motivates our...

11 June 2013

An m2m Success Story: Preparing for Post-election Violence in Kenya

On March 4, 2013, droves of Kenyans cast their votes in one of the most anticipated general elections in the...

11 June 2013

In Appreciation of Fathers

mothers2mothers (m2m) knows that without fathers, there wouldn’t be mothers! In fact, fathers can do so much to help their...

11 June 2013

m2m’s new Partnership with Influential Bloggers

What do bloggers who write about culture, travel, home decorating, parenting, work, healthy living, fashion, and beauty have in common...

27 March 2013

Country Focus: Swaziland’s Unexpected Success Tackling Paediatric HIV

Khanyisile Mavimbela, Mentor Mother Khanyisile Mavimbela took her first HIV test when she was in her late twenties, unmarried and...

27 March 2013

m2m Launches Exciting New Regional Project with USAID

RFM Hospital Matron (far left) giving tour to U.S. Ambassador Makila James, m2m’s Frank Beadle de Palomo and David Torres...

22 March 2013

Why We Do What We Do

One of the greatest rewards at mothers2mothers (m2m) is seeing a mother and baby who are healthy and excited about...