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Pact began working in Zambia in 2015 to reduce new HIV infections in the country.
While Zambia has made considerable strides in slowing the spread of HIV, its prevalence rate remains one of the highest in the world, and the number of people living with HIV continues to grow.
Pact is taking a multifaceted approach to the problem.
Focusing on high-risk groups, we’re using radio, television and other kinds of outreach and education to boost HIV awareness, change risky behavior and increase the use of HIV services.
We’re also working closely with local Zambian organizations and institutions — building their capacity to plan, implement and monitor their own quality programs to stop the spread of HIV. And we’re training “HIV prevention champions” and health workers, engaging community leaders and the private sector, and scaling up community-led outreach and dialogues.
All of these efforts will help Zambia reach its UNAIDS 2020 goal for at least 90 percent of Zambians living with HIV to know their status and adhere to sustained antiretroviral treatment.