Positionmothers2mothers Global Development and Strategic Engagement Director
mothers2mothers Global Development and Strategic Engagement Director
Emma France is Global Development and Strategic Engagement Director for mothers2mothers, the world’s largest dedicated employer of HIV positive women. Emma is passionate about the power of women and peer to peer support to tackle some of the world's biggest health and social issues. She is also passionate about the women and girls who do the majority of the health and social work around the world being professionalised and paid.
mothers2mothers trains and employs HIV positive women to act as community health workers and peer mentors, supporting HIV positive women and their families across sub-Saharan Africa (and expanding shortly TBA). Its highly effective peer mentor model is being adopted by a number of Governments in Africa – with help, training and consultation by mothers2mothers.
mothers2mothers is achieving incredible things; amongst clients mothers2mothers has virtually eliminated mother to child transmission of HIV. It is also helping to conquer stigma, encourage testing and drugs adherence and is working with families on early childhood development and reaching vulnerable young people and adolescents at risk from HIV. See their latest Impact results here: http://features.m2m.org/2017-18AnnualReport/
Former lawyer, mother of three, and god daughter of the late great Mo Mowlam, Emma is hugely passionate about the work of mothers2mothers and has been instrumental in the successful growth of the charity, securing Millions in funding (BA, Comic Relief, Gucci, Mac etc), and high profile fundraising support from the likes of Salma Hayek Pinault, Annie Lennox, Candice Swanepoel and Victoria Beckham.
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Nb. Region is Global. mothers2mothers is based in South Africa, but works pan African, Emma's office is in the UK.