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Contacts

Jacquelyn Stone

program officer
jstone@pactworld.org

Ranahnah Afriye Matuba

country director
rafriyematuba@pactworld.org

In South Africa, Pact has led a far-reaching, historic initiative to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS and treat those already with the infection.

Since 2004, we have developed more than 100 partners that have helped us carry out a multi-pronged campaign prevention-and-treatment campaign.

With funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Pact facilitated the efficient flow of funds to partners, dramatically increasing the scope, scale and quality of services they offer through all nine provinces of South Africa.

In 2011, the latest year for which figures are available, our partners provided anti-retroviral therapy to more than 133,000 HIV-positive individuals, community-based TB care and support for 113,000 HIV-positive individuals, a range of support for 278,000 orphans and vulnerable children, HIV tests for 184,000 people and ARV prophylaxis for HIV-positive pregnant women so they don’t pass the infection on to their babies.

Pact’s strategy stressed capacity building with our partners to ensure their ability to carry on their work after the expiration of the project.

In fact, six of the organizations continued to receive direct funding from the U.S. government when the initiative ended in late 2012.

 

Stories and Highlights

In South Africa, supporting communities by supporting people with HIV

March 7, 2017
Walter is gloriously alive. And he’s HIV positive. Once a week, he and other HIV positive people meet for their support group at Lithanza, a non-profit organization operating in Wattville, South...