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Joshua Volle

global health director


people who gained improved access to health services last year because of Pact

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, Pact and our local partners are stemming the spread of HIV and improving the lives of people affected by the disease.

We’re employing state-of-the-art prevention and treatment standards, strengthening public health systems, and building the capacity of local nonprofits fighting HIV. Our integrated, holistic approach is also taking on problems that contribute to the epidemic, including poverty, stigma and marginalization.

Because of Pact’s work, in Ukraine women living with HIV are starting small businesses to better support their families. In Ethiopia, children are learning the basics of HIV prevention just as they are reading and math. In Nigeria, mothers are receiving treatment to prevent transmission to their babies. In Indonesia, local HIV organizations are reaching more people. In Tanzania, we’re supporting kids clubs for children affected by HIV and AIDS.

Much of our work focuses on orphans and vulnerable children and key populations for HIV, including people who inject drugs, prisoners, sex workers and their partners, and men who have sex with men.

Pact is also an implementing partner in Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES for short), PEPFAR and USAID’s first global project dedicated to key populations and their sexual partners. We’re proud to be part of the LINKAGES coalition, which is accelerating the world’s response to the disease.

Learn more about our HIV and AIDS work in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Ukraine.


Stories and Highlights

For fisher populations vulnerable to HIV, peer mentors make all the difference

November 16, 2017
Mason, a divorced, 48-year-old fisherman who was struggling to make a living because of his poor health, had never considered getting tested for HIV. Until he talked to Geofrey Taombe.

After tragedy, treatment and hope for an HIV-positive mother in Tanzania

May 9, 2017
Bi Mariam Masasi Willison had prepared to be a mom. Then she learned she was HIV-positive.

Bonding with a son & helping him grow, in a Tanzanian father’s own words

March 14, 2017
Hussein Kindamba and his 3-year-old son took part in Pact's Integrated Early Childhood Development Program. Here's one way it changed their lives, in Hussein's own words.

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...
A pregnant woman in Nigeria receives care at a PMTCT site.

Putting our hands up to eliminate the scourge of HIV

November 30, 2016
In 1988, the year of the first World AIDS Day, an HIV diagnosis was considered a death sentence. All we had for treatment in those days was one single drug known as AZT. Our approach to prevention...
WORTH women in Tanzania

For Pact WORTH members, formal banking boosts incomes and resilience

November 18, 2016
There is an excited buzz in the air as more than 50 women, some with young children in tow, gather in an open field outside a school in Tanzania’s Kituntu ward. The women are dressed in elaborately...
Florentina Nason with her fellow WORTH group members.

In the face of disease, WORTH helps members live healthier, more secure lives

September 30, 2016
For Florentina Nason, the support of her fellow WORTH group members has made all the difference in her life and hope for the future.

From barely surviving to thriving: A story of two Ethiopian families

September 21, 2016
Kelemie Getnet and Zewudnesh Nuri are both mothers of three school-aged children. Though they are separated by hundreds of miles, each faced the same challenge: how to give their kids a proper...

Building organizational capacity across the continuum of care in Indonesia

September 13, 2016
For most of his life, John Jonathan Nap has dedicated himself to helping others. It was an example set for him by his father, who moved their family of nine from Indonesia’s comfortable coast to its...
Sophia looks out over her pineapple garden in northern Tanzania.

One woman's journey to provide for her family

July 26, 2016
Two years ago, Sophia Stevens stood on the dusty path at the edge of her pineapple garden proudly showing off her quarter-acre plot. Every day she would walk the steep path to the garden from her...