Episode 6: Dr. Mitch Besser, Mothers2Mothers

Dr. Mitch Besser is an an obstetrician and gynecologist, who has dedicated his career to the public health needs of women, in particular, women with HIV. He founded mothers2mothers (m2m), in which mothers living with HIV are employed to work in health centers and communities, educating and supporting pregnant women and new mothers with HIV. m2m was able to increase the effectiveness of interventions that reduce the number of babies born with HIV and keep mothers healthy and alive to care for their families. m2m has reached over 11 million women in 10 countries!

For those of you into the Royal Family, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited m2m last week in South Africa!

In this episode, we talk about Mitch’s journey to founding m2m, about safe birthing practices, our need as humans for three dimensional relationships and his newest venture, AgeWell.

Mitch is an inspiration to so many people and it was an honor to have him on the The iLLUMINATE Podcast. There’s so much to learn from him and this episode!

Show Notes:

Host: Kristin Srour


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Mitch’s Simple Roasted Chicken Recipe:

-Rub olive oil over the chicken

-Stuff the cavity with rosemary and lemon, giving the lemon a good squeeze.

-Cover the chicken with cracked pepper and paprika

-Surround with portabella mushrooms, cloves of garlic, sweet potatoes and carrots

-Pour a cup of red wine around the chicken


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