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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

Pact and Chevron launch integrated program to fight HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

July 18, 2016
Today, Pact and Chevron announced the launch of PROMOT II, a $1.5 million, two-year initiative to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The initiative,...

Pottery and empowerment: A new beginning for a Ukrainian woman living with HIV

July 7, 2016
In her late 30s, Olha is a self-employed beginner potter. She dreamed up the idea of opening a pottery studio last year when she attended Studio of Opportunities, a livelihoods program for women...

Circumcision, soccer and HIV prevention in Swaziland

April 6, 2016
Persuading men and boys to get circumcised is no easy task. On top of fears about pain, it’s an uncommon, stigmatized procedure in this small African country of about 1.2 million people. But the...

On World AIDS Day and every day, Pact is keeping its promise to end HIV

December 1, 2015
This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Think Positive: Rethink HIV. At Pact, we see lots of reasons to be positive. In Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, more pregnant women are being tested for HIV and...

Yekokeb Berhan: Permagardening for nutrition

October 29, 2015
HIV and AIDS have left millions of children in Ethiopia orphaned or vulnerable. High-yield gardening is one way Pact is ensuring these these children and their caregivers have the proper nutrition...

For a 17-year-old runaway in Ukraine, assistance came just in time

June 15, 2015
After leaving home and dropping out of school, 17-year-old Nastya was on a bad path. For months, she’d been sleeping on Ukraine’s streets or staying with friends. She was frequenting a drug house,...

Yekokeb Berhan program for highly vulnerable children

October 29, 2014
The Yekokeb Berhan program works to ensure children who are highly vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS, and their families, can access quality services and are empowered to lead healthy, productive lives.

A generation born HIV-free: One mother’s story

October 29, 2014
For Unoma, and thousands of women like her in Nigeria, she no longer worries about herself and her baby contracting HIV because of a partnership between Pact and Chevron.

Empowering caregivers in Lesotho

June 11, 2014
Mathuso Mokoenya, a 32-year-old mother of four in Lesotho, struggled to provide for her family after her husband left in search of work in South Africa. Although she worked at a local hair salon in...

Working to halt the spread of HIV in Ukraine

October 31, 2013
Ukraine has been making notable strides in counseling, testing, and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS, but more effort is needed to reach out to vulnerable groups, including intravenous drug...