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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

Pregnant woman visits a local clinic in Nigeria as part of the PROMOT II project.

World AIDS Day 2017: To continue progress and end the pandemic, we need a systemic approach

November 30, 2017
After nearly 40 years of battling with the human immunodeficiency virus that leads to AIDS, the battle is not over. Many strides have been taken. Millions of lives are being saved today that would...

For a mother and daughter in Tanzania, a better relationship means a better chance against HIV

November 30, 2017
At 12 years old, Tumie Shomary faces everyday pre-teen adversities. But growing up in Morogoro, Tanzania, Tumie is also confronted by challenges that increase her risk of contracting HIV.

Renewing our promise to end AIDS

November 29, 2017
Around the world, Pact is using an integrated approach to end the AIDS epidemic—from Tanzania, where we’re supporting children and families vulnerable to HIV, to Malawi, where we’re increasing...

In the fight against HIV and AIDS, private-sector partnerships are a powerful tool

November 29, 2017
When Ebi found out she was HIV-positive, the news was almost too much to bear. Pregnant with her fifth child, she’d only taken the test because of Pact’s PROMOT II project, which had organized a...

In Swaziland, supporting adolescents and young women is key to HIV prevention

November 28, 2017
At first, some of them are shy. They look around, waiting to see how much others are willing to share before speaking themselves. But when they break into small groups, they all start to relax. On...

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...