mothers2mothers launches life-changing health services in Ghana, thanks to Comic Relief and British Airways partnership
Thanks to vital funds raised by Comic Relief and British Airways long-standing partnership, Flying Start, African NGO, mothers2mothers, has been able to launch its life-changing health services in a new country, Ghana.
mothers2mothers (m2m) trains, employs, and helps empower local women living with HIV as ‘Mentor Mentors’ - community healthcare workers who provide services in understaffed health clinics and communities.
Flying Start will support 12 local women living with HIV, who will be trained and employed as Mentor Mothers.
Working from two health facilities and in surrounding communities in Ashaiman and Atua, these frontline health workers have recently begun to deliver vital health services, education and psychosocial support to both HIV-positive and -negative women and their families.
m2m’s services are designed to ensure children get the best start in life, being born HIV-free and receiving an essential package of early childhood development (ECD) services. Over 11,000 women and children under three are expected to benefit in the next two years.
Ruth Davison, Interim CEO of Comic Relief, said: “mothers2mothers is a fantastic example of an organisation that empowers local leaders to help, educate and elevate communities. I am delighted that our funding partnership with BA has helped m2m bring its vitally important services to Ghana. We are proud to have supported their work over the last 11 years as they have created over 10,000 jobs for women living with HIV and improved the lives of more than 11 million women and young children.”