Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Mitchell Besser's work was prepared when Mitchell Besser was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Mitch Besser has developed a groundbreaking program to support programs that prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV by encouraging mothers living with HIV to become peer educators and provide support to similarly affected pregnant women and new mothers.
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