4M contributed a case study to a new factsheet on Quality of Life of people living with HIV, published by STOPAIDS.
The case study describes “Catherine”, her journey to motherhood, with support from a 4M-trained Mentor Mother, and her decision to become trained as a Mentor Mother herself.
“It has been like an emotional roller coaster; my personal development has increased. From minimal confidence to such a high level of confidence in pregnancy and HIV issues. I’m confident to support women. Seeing women empowered through my support has been so fulfilling. Long live 4M Network.”
To access the full factsheet, click here.
CONFINEMENT: the effects of the COVID-19 first national lockdown on pregnant women living with HIV across the UK in 2020.
As we enter #UKLockdown2 we share the findings of our research on the many and diverse adverse effects of the first national lockdown on women’s mental and physical health and well-being, many of which could have been minimised or averted with the right policies in place.
To access the report click here.
INFANT FEEDING FOR WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV: We are happy to announce the publication of our new position paper on infant feeding for women living with HIV in the UK. This sets out our perspectives on the pros and cons of formula feeding and breastfeeding by women living with HIV in this high income setting. It concludes by emphasising the importance of upholding women’s informed choice.
4M Advocacy Brief: From elimination of MTCT to ensuring our Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
We are delighted to release our new Advocacy Brief, which documents our more recent activities and advocates for ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women living with HIV across their perinatal care. Our Annex provides a year by year summary of all our activities. The 3-page summary, is here. The full Advocacy Brief is here.
A Journal article about our research on the use of WhatsApp for our 4M MM network has been published in the AIDS Care Journal. To access an abstract to the article, please click here.
We set up 4MNet to meet our priority of providing ourselves and our peers with psycho-social, perinatal support, as an essential part of our sexual and reproductive health and rights. This translates into positive outcomes for our babies, extended family and communities.
Core funding especially is an ongoing challenge for small women's rights organisations like ours and your support will go a long way in diversifying our income and sustainability to enable us uphold our Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights throughout our life.Donate