Dear m2m Family, Friends, and Supporters,

2022 was a year full of remarkable progress at m2m—we continued to deliver impact at scale, embarked on an exciting new strategy, formed important new partnerships, and ensured the voices of our frontline team were heard on some of the biggest global stages—all thanks to the tremendous hard work and dedication of our team and the unwavering commitment and generous support of our donors, partners, Board Members, and friends. 

One of the big highlights of the year was the launch of our new ambitious five-year strategic plan which sees us continue to evolve into an integrated primary health care organisation—a one-stop shop for our clients’ most critical health needs, helping even more people to access and stay in the health care they need. Building on two decades of experience, reach, and impact, we will use our proven peer-led model to double down on ending HIV/AIDS, tackle life-threatening health issues that pose major risks for people living with HIV, and strengthen health systems—all with the aim of building a fairer, healthier future.  

This new strategy was informed by the experiences and realities of m2m’s frontline staff, and also reflects the consensus in the global health community that achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of "Health for All" by 2030 will depend on meeting the needs of communities in an integrated way. 

We are proud that in the first year of our new strategic plan, our female-led, peer-based model achieved impressive impact—advancing our mission to provide health care to families who need it most, delivered by women who know them best. Among the highlights of 2022, m2m drove access to health care in marginalised communities with over 1.2 million people reached across 10 countries. We continued to contribute to the global goal to end HIV/AIDS by 2030—achieving virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV for the 9th consecutive year and meeting or surpassing UNAIDS’ ambitious 2025 targets designed to bring the AIDS epidemic under control. We also improved health and opportunity for women and families. For example, 98% of children receiving m2m’s early childhood development services reached their developmental milestones at 12 months; and 96% of clients referred for cervical pre-cancerous screening in Lesotho agreed to proceed with the procedure, compared to 34% in 2021.

At the heart of it all—our strategy, our work, our impact—are the amazing women living with HIV who are employed and trained as community health workers. Their tremendous dedication, empathy, and perseverance are at the heart of everything we do and give me hope that we can create a healthier world for everyone, everywhere.  

To find out more about m2m’s model, and the impact that paid, trained, and fully digitalised female community health workers at the heart of our work are having in their communities, please continue scrolling to read our 2022 Annual Report. 

Asante sana, Dankie, Enkosi, Ke a leboha, Natotela, Ndi a livhuhu, Ndza Khensa, Ngiyabonga, Ngiyathokoza, Nyanja, Obrigado, Siyabonga, Webale nyo, Zikomo, and Gracias… 

With deep gratitude…and abrazos, 

Frank Beadle de Palomo
President & Chief Executive Officer

Dear m2m Family, Friends, and Supporters,

2022 was a year full of remarkable progress at m2m—we continued to deliver impact at scale, embarked on an exciting new strategy, formed important new partnerships, and ensured the voices of our frontline team were heard on some of the biggest global stages—all thanks to the tremendous hard work and dedication of our team and the unwavering commitment and generous support of our donors, partners, Board Members, and friends. 

One of the big highlights of the year was the launch of our new ambitious five-year strategic plan which sees us continue to evolve into an integrated primary health care organisation—a one-stop shop for our clients’ most critical health needs, helping even more people to access and stay in the health care they need. Building on two decades of experience, reach, and impact, we will use our proven peer-led model to double down on ending HIV/AIDS, tackle life-threatening health issues that pose major risks for people living with HIV, and strengthen health systems—all with the aim of building a fairer, healthier future.  

This new strategy was informed by the experiences and realities of m2m’s frontline staff, and also reflects the consensus in the global health community that achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of "Health for All" by 2030 will depend on meeting the needs of communities in an integrated way. 

We are proud that in the first year of our new strategic plan, our female-led, peer-based model achieved impressive impact—advancing our mission to provide health care to families who need it most, delivered by women who know them best. Among the highlights of 2022, m2m drove access to health care in marginalised communities with over 1.2 million people reached across 10 countries. We continued to contribute to the global goal to end HIV/AIDS by 2030—achieving virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV for the 9th consecutive year and meeting or surpassing UNAIDS’ ambitious 2025 targets designed to bring the AIDS epidemic under control. We also improved health and opportunity for women and families. For example, 98% of children receiving m2m’s early childhood development services reached their developmental milestones at 12 months; and 96% of clients referred for cervical pre-cancerous screening in Lesotho agreed to proceed with the procedure, compared to 34% in 2021.

At the heart of it all—our strategy, our work, our impact—are the amazing women living with HIV who are employed and trained as community health workers. Their tremendous dedication, empathy, and perseverance are at the heart of everything we do and give me hope that we can create a healthier world for everyone, everywhere.  

To find out more about m2m’s model, and the impact that paid, trained, and fully digitalised female community health workers at the heart of our work are having in their communities, please continue scrolling to read our 2022 Annual Report. 

Asante sana, Dankie, Enkosi, Ke a leboha, Natotela, Ndi a livhuhu, Ndza Khensa, Ngiyabonga, Ngiyathokoza, Nyanja, Obrigado, Siyabonga, Webale nyo, Zikomo, and Gracias… 

With deep gratitude…and abrazos, 

Frank Beadle de Palomo
President & Chief Executive Officer

m2m believes these inequities must be eradicated. Health is a human right and a bedrock of opportunity for all, and we will not waver from this position. 

At the heart of 2022 was the launch of our new five-year strategic plan, through which we are building on our more than 20 years of success to overcome these inequities, improve health access, and deliver on the following important commitments: 

Sustainable Development Goals 
Help deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of creating health for all, delivering gender equality, promoting decent work, and strengthening partnerships by 2030. 

95-95-95 
Play a major role in achieving the UNAIDS’ 95-95-95 targets to bring the AIDS epidemic under control by 2025.  

African Union 
Contribute to the African Union’s Agenda 2063 goals for the socio-economic transformation of the continent during the next 50 years.  

We will achieve this by transforming 20 years of experience and impact into further progress: 

Ending HIV, Delivering Health For All 
We are expanding to deliver integrated primary healthcare services to end HIV and tackle life-threatening health issues that disproportionately affect people living with HIV—including malaria, tuberculosis, cervical cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. 

A New Client Group  
In addition to women, children, and adolescents, we will now also support special populations. This includes groups where there are high numbers of new HIV infections and additional health risks—such as male partners of existing clients, internally displaced people, and men who have sex with men.  

Increasing Impact Through Partnerships  
Through targeted health system strengthening work, we will ensure more governments recognise and support paid, professionalised community health workers to deliver health for all. 

To learn more about our new strategy, read the summary by clicking here, or watch our animated video by clicking the link below.

m2m believes these inequities must be eradicated. Health is a human right and a bedrock of opportunity for all, and we will not waver from this position. 

At the heart of 2022 was the launch of our new five-year strategic plan, through which we are building on our more than 20 years of success to overcome these inequities, improve health access, and deliver on the following important commitments: 

Sustainable Development Goals 
Help deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of creating health for all, delivering gender equality, promoting decent work, and strengthening partnerships by 2030. 

95-95-95 
Play a major role in achieving the UNAIDS’ 95-95-95 targets to bring the AIDS epidemic under control by 2025.  

African Union 
Contribute to the African Union’s Agenda 2063 goals for the socio-economic transformation of the continent during the next 50 years.  

We will achieve this by transforming 20 years of experience and impact into further progress: 

Ending HIV, Delivering Health For All 
We are expanding to deliver integrated primary healthcare services to end HIV and tackle life-threatening health issues that disproportionately affect people living with HIV—including malaria, tuberculosis, cervical cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. 

A New Client Group  
In addition to women, children, and adolescents, we will now also support special populations. This includes groups where there are high numbers of new HIV infections and additional health risks—such as male partners of existing clients, internally displaced people, and men who have sex with men.  

Increasing Impact Through Partnerships  
Through targeted health system strengthening work, we will ensure more governments recognise and support paid, professionalised community health workers to deliver health for all. 

To learn more about our new strategy, read the summary by clicking here, or watch our animated video by clicking the link below.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Setting the Agenda

m2m made a splash on some of the biggest global health stages in 2022. This included the 2022 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022)—the largest international gathering on HIV/AIDS, that took place in Montréal, Canada from 29th of July to 2nd of August. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Setting the Agenda

m2m frontline staff and Country Directors shared our work and impact at various high-profile engagements at AIDS 2022, including a session we hosted with the generous support of Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd. and at the launch of the Global Alliance to End AIDS in Children. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Setting the Agenda

We also made our presence known during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in mid-September, speaking at a number of high-profile events where we highlighted the power of people-centred models in ending HIV/AIDS and creating health for all by 2030.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Setting the Agenda

m2m Spokeswoman Bupe Sinkala shared her inspirational journey with a major U.S. media outlet, National Public Radio's global health and development blog. Bupe talked about her devastation of being diagnosed with HIV and left by her husband, to now improving access to health care as an m2m Mentor Mother in Zambia, and advocating for the importance of paid female community health workers at UNGA.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Shaping Africa’s Digital Health Future

In recognition of our growing digital health footprint and expertise, m2m was invited to serve on the African Union Commission’s Digital Health Strategy Taskforce, which aims to strengthen health research, innovation, and technical capabilities to deliver the Africa Health Strategy 2016-2030.  

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Exciting New Appointments  

m2m was delighted to announce two new Board Chairs in 2022:  Jolly Mokorosi (right)—a financial services professional and business owner—as Chair of the South Africa Board of Directors; and Afua Basoah (left)—Head of Healthcare Strategy at RAPP—as Chair of the United Kingdom (U.K.) Board of Trustees. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Exciting New Appointments  

In addition, m2m Co-Founder Robin Smalley—who retired in March after 18 years of working tirelessly to serve women, children, and families—joined m2m’s U.S. Board.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Exciting New Appointments  

m2m also welcomed new country leads in 2022. They include Dr. Agnes Kobusingye— a medical doctor, specialising in the monitoring and evaluation of health systems—who joined us as Country Director of m2m Uganda. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Exciting New Appointments  

Dr. Bridget Malewezi joined us as Country Director of m2m Malawi. She is a medical doctor and public health practitioner who came to us from Seed Global Health in Malawi and served in various roles at the Clinton Health Access Initiative.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Challenging our Supporters  

After being postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19, m2m’s flagship bi-annual cycling challenge—Minutes for Mentor Mothers—returned in full force in October in the Western Cape, South Africa. Participants had the opportunity to see our frontline work, including our Innovation Hub, and cycle along the gorgeous False Bay coastline and through the hills of the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Setting the Agenda

m2m made a splash on some of the biggest global health stages in 2022. This included the 2022 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022)—the largest international gathering on HIV/AIDS, that took place in Montréal, Canada from 29th of July to 2nd of August. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Setting the Agenda

m2m frontline staff and Country Directors shared our work and impact at various high-profile engagements at AIDS 2022, including a session we hosted with the generous support of Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd. and at the launch of the Global Alliance to End AIDS in Children. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Setting the Agenda

We also made our presence known during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in mid-September, speaking at a number of high-profile events where we highlighted the power of people-centred models in ending HIV/AIDS and creating health for all by 2030.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Setting the Agenda

m2m Spokeswoman Bupe Sinkala shared her inspirational journey with a major U.S. media outlet, National Public Radio's global health and development blog. Bupe talked about her devastation of being diagnosed with HIV and left by her husband, to now improving access to health care as an m2m Mentor Mother in Zambia, and advocating for the importance of paid female community health workers at UNGA.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Shaping Africa’s Digital Health Future

In recognition of our growing digital health footprint and expertise, m2m was invited to serve on the African Union Commission’s Digital Health Strategy Taskforce, which aims to strengthen health research, innovation, and technical capabilities to deliver the Africa Health Strategy 2016-2030.  

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Exciting New Appointments  

m2m was delighted to announce two new Board Chairs in 2022:  Jolly Mokorosi (right)—a financial services professional and business owner—as Chair of the South Africa Board of Directors; and Afua Basoah (left)—Head of Healthcare Strategy at RAPP—as Chair of the United Kingdom (U.K.) Board of Trustees. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Exciting New Appointments  

In addition, m2m Co-Founder Robin Smalley—who retired in March after 18 years of working tirelessly to serve women, children, and families—joined m2m’s U.S. Board.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Exciting New Appointments  

m2m also welcomed new country leads in 2022. They include Dr. Agnes Kobusingye— a medical doctor, specialising in the monitoring and evaluation of health systems—who joined us as Country Director of m2m Uganda. 

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Exciting New Appointments  

Dr. Bridget Malewezi joined us as Country Director of m2m Malawi. She is a medical doctor and public health practitioner who came to us from Seed Global Health in Malawi and served in various roles at the Clinton Health Access Initiative.

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022

Challenging our Supporters  

After being postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19, m2m’s flagship bi-annual cycling challenge—Minutes for Mentor Mothers—returned in full force in October in the Western Cape, South Africa. Participants had the opportunity to see our frontline work, including our Innovation Hub, and cycle along the gorgeous False Bay coastline and through the hills of the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.