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.