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Joshua Volle

global health director
jvolle@pactworld.org

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...

Photo story: 'I'm free, and I'm more than my status'

February 15, 2017
Once a week, eleven people meet at Lithanza, a non-profit organization in South Africa. They talk to each other - openly and freely - about living with HIV.

Photo story: In their own words

February 9, 2017
'You Only Live Once' graduates speak
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...

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