Reports from Consultations with Young Mothers

Adolescent mothers affected by HIV and their children need holistic support, addressing their biomedical, social and economic needs together, and delivered in and by communities, families and adolescents themselves. Understanding the unique challenges in reaching this particularly vulnerable population — as well as the urgency required to do so — is essential. The Coalition is working to facilitate this understanding and has commissioned a consultation with young mothers in Uganda facilitated by UNYPA, a consultation with young sex worker mothers in South Africa facilitated by SWEAT Mothers for the Future and a consultation with young mothers across Sub Saharan Africa facilitated by Y+ Global to help address these challenges and facilitate understanding.