Transcript for Million Moms Challenge: m2m
We bring you this next story as part of the million moms challenged an ABC news in UN foundation effort to raise awareness about the help of moms and babies. In the developing world. I travel to Africa to see some of mothers mothers to mothers work first hand. -- These beautiful children are born in South Africa's poverty stricken -- -- township yeah. Yeah -- one -- mothers are HIV positive and in the United States today you know your hundred babies are going to mention a few hundred in Africa thousand -- -- but the babies you see here. You beat the odds HIV free and healthy even though every single one of them has an HIV positive mother. And they're clean bill of health as a result of this man's vision. It -- not seconds. To educate a -- put homes. And doctors and nurses are in such short supply they don't have that kind of time mother to child transmission of HIV is preventable. But the problem and much of Africa is that there are simply not enough health care workers to guide HIV positive women. -- a safe pregnancy and childbirth. -- investor propose a remarkably simple solution. Employ local women to teach a fellow mothers how to prevent transmitting HIV to their babies. He founded an organization helped properly named mothers to mothers. These are mothers -- painfully work. Mothers with HIV and -- components to educate and support but as a pitcher who and that's the basis of our program and there. -- as members of health care team is so why is who -- was met your mother and a wet too is the healthy happy result of their work together. Just being and I could extend won't. To open at its course -- didn't -- -- Two it's silly -- is still continue. I would settle for me to create. -- -- I think this great and insists He -- -- -- others from others in rules every year about 300000. Mothers with -- new -- That's 20% of the HIV infected mothers in the world. It is impossible to know exactly how many cases of HIV they have prevented. But it's clear that mothers to mothers is a shining bright ray of hope on the new generation of African children. And they're just getting started.
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