Mother Buddies named one of the top HIV initiatives in Malawi


We’re really pleased to report that the Mother Buddies programme (also known as IMPACT – improving parent and child outcomes) has just been selected as one of the best initiatives tackling HIV in Malawi.

The award for best practice was commissioned by Malawi’s National AIDS Commission, with Chancellor College and the College of Medicine acting as consultants.

102 projects were initially considered, whittled down to 28 after a first round of scrutiny. After a second round, 10 winners emerged, which will be published as examples of best practice – including the Mother Buddies programme!

We have been very encouraged by the results achieved by the Mother Buddies programme, and it’s great to see it being affirmed at a national level as one of the most effective ways to tackle mother to child transmission of HIV. IMPACT is also one of only a few programmes that, due to its fantastic results, has continued after its main funding grant (from Irish Aid) has finished. IMPACT is now being supported by Chasing Zero and Tearfund.

We are chasing not only zero AIDS-related deaths but also zero new infections, and the Mother Buddies programme is making a big contribution to achieving these goals! Your continued support of Chasing Zero is really saving lives and enabling a new generation to be born HIV-free.

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