Fathers on Board

With Father’s Day around the corner, we want to share with you an exciting update about how mothers2mothers (m2m) is engaging more men to support their pregnant or newly-delivered partners to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, a goal in many African countries where men often make the decisions about their families’ medical care. A preliminary assessment in Malawi and Uganda suggests that Community Mentor Mothers (CMM) are having success in reaching men at home, and convincing them to accompany their partners to health centres for their own health and to support their partners. Meet one of the fathers who credits a Ugandan Community Mentor Mother for helping him recognise the value he has to his family’s long-term health.