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Tom LaSalvia

global health director
tlasalvia@pactworld.org

2,332,854

people who gained improved access to health and social services last year through Pact's HIV programs

Around the world – from Africa to Asia to Eastern Europe – Pact and our local partners are working to stop the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people affected by the disease. We are committed to the global mandate to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, and we embrace the Fast Track goals to reach 90-90-90 by 2020.

  • 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status.
  • 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.
  • 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. 

For more than two decades, Pact has been at the forefront of strengthening the role of civil society and communities in translating the latest scientific tools and approaches in HIV prevention, care and treatment into widespread practice, particularly for individuals and communities challenged by stigma, poverty and marginalization. Our programs are targeted to serve key and hard-to-reach populations, including orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers, adolescent girls and young women, female sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, mobile men, children living and working on the streets, and children in artisanal mining communities.

We combine innovative design, research and strategic thinking with practical, on-the-ground development experience to drive systemic change. We strongly believe that in order to effectively serve populations that remain unreached, communities must play a greater role in designing and delivering integrated solutions that address local needs and root challenges to HIV prevention.

Last year, more than 2 million people gained improved access to health and social services through our HIV programs. More than half were women, and more than half were under the age of 17. We strengthened more than 300 health and social systems in 2017.

Our expertise includes:

  • HIV service provision at the community level
  • Demand creation for HIV services
  • Economic approaches for HIV and AIDS mitigation
  • Community referral systems
  • Capacity development

Pact is an implementing partner in Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key populations Affected by HIV, or LINKAGES, 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 LesothoNigeriaSouth AfricaSwazilandTanzaniaMalawiZambia and Ukraine.

Learn more about our global HIV and AIDS work and participation in AIDS 2018 here

 

Stories and Highlights

Why customer insight is crucial in the fight against HIV: What I shared at AIDS 2018

August 8, 2018
The global development community has long referred to the people and institutions we serve as our beneficiaries. In truth, they’re also our partners and customers. That last word might sound a bit...

To stop the spread of HIV in Malawi, bringing services to fishermen is critical

July 26, 2018
By Mercy Phiri Layton Nyama lives in Makawa, a village in Mangochi along the southwest arm of Lake Malawi. His only source of income is fishing. Last year, though, Layton began having trouble doing...

Pact convenes leaders in reaching adolescent girls and young women at International AIDS Conference

July 16, 2018
On Saturday, July 21, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pact will bring together more than 50 experts in reaching one of the most vulnerable populations to HIV, adolescent girls and young women. Every day,...

In Swaziland, when your goal is to save lives, it's easy to ask, 'Usokile yini?'

June 15, 2018
By Thobile Mkhonta Usokile yini? Can you say it? Uso-ki-le yi-ni? I ask this question every day, to boys, men, husbands, brothers and grandfathers. I ask it at community meetings, in family compounds...

With new business skills, caregivers of vulnerable Tanzanian children provide for their families

May 21, 2018
Leila Mkere beams as she speaks. The 36-year-old is pleased with herself, and rightly so. She runs two successful businesses, selling charcoal and vegetables. The income goes a long way in providing...

With support, an HIV-positive mother in Nigeria gives her baby the gift of health

May 11, 2018
In Nigeria’s Bayelsa State, awareness about HIV and AIDS is improving, but many people are still hesitant to be tested, including pregnant women. They make up a critical demographic because proper...

A health center in Nigeria comes back to life

May 11, 2018
Across the Niger Delta region, it is not uncommon for government health centers to stand empty and unused. For community members, this leaves few options. Some visit ill-informed alternative medicine...

After her husband's death, WORTH becomes a lifeline for a mom in Nigeria

May 11, 2018
Money was always tight for Florence Engman’s family. She and her husband had four children, and he was the sole breadwinner. It was often a stretch to feed everyone on her husband’s income. So when...

For a hard-to-reach population in Ukraine, innovative online HIV outreach proves critical

January 30, 2018
Roman Marchenko has dedicated years of his life to LGBTI activism. It's a community he knows well, yet even he was surprised at the difficulty his HIV treatment and prevention organization had in...

Through capacity development, a once-small Ukrainian NGO leads in HIV services

January 30, 2018
Although Olena Ovsyannikova was the head of a well-established HIV services NGO, she’d never heard of the concept of organizational development before.