August 21st, 2009
As part of the Company’s philanthropy portfolio for HIV/AIDS and a partnership with the HIV Collaborative Fund, Johnson & Johnson supports Mama’s Club, a group that offers psychosocial support to HIV-positive mothers and pregnant women in Uganda. Mothers attend community outreach meetings where they learn how to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and connect with each other for emotional and social support, and participate in peer-to-peer counseling and support groups to reduce the stigma and discrimination often associated with the disease.
Here, the photographer portrays the sunlit room where young children enjoy the camaraderie of these community-based meetings. Their mother looks on from her seat behind. Though not the focus of the image, the mother’s adoration is apparent in pose and expression.
(Photographer: Myriam Abdelaziz, a Johnson & Johnson – International Center of Photography Fellowship recipient)