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Contacts

Jennifer Mulik

project director 
jmulik@pactworld.org

Tom Ventimiglia

deputy project director 
tventimiglia@pactworld.org

Brittany Haga

program officer
bhaga@pactworld.org

53

percent of children living with HIV globally are on treatment

40

percent of children living with HIV were virally suppressed in 2020, compared to 67% of adults

The USAID Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children. ACHIEVE currently works in Burundi, Dominican Republic, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by a Pact-led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide and WI-HER. These core partners are being supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners. ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa and the Caribbean. 

The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals.

As part of its strategy, ACHIEVE is working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and to empower youth to own their own future. To ensure that the consortium’s efforts are sustainable, ACHIEVE is developing the capacity of local organizations to directly receive USAID funding in line with PEPFAR’s 70/30 localization goal and USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance.

By optimizing the response to pediatric AIDS toward epidemic control in some of the highest burden areas around the world, ACHIEVE is making a marked, lasting difference in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. 

For technical resources from the ACHIEVE project, visit ovcsupport.org.

Stories and Highlights

To empower clients in improving their own health services, Pact turns to community-led monitoring

April 20, 2022
Last year, Pact’s health programming reached nearly 2 million people. From Africa to Asia, we supported communities as they accessed better maternal and child health care, improved and expanded the...

Why I became an ACHIEVE DREAMS ambassador

April 13, 2022
Aisha, from Kicukiro District, Rwanda, is a survivor of gender-based violence. Having experienced abuse as a child, she accepted it as a normal way of life. That was until she discovered DREAMS,...

Turning the tide against HIV for women and children

April 7, 2022
By reaching and sustaining HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children, ACHIEVE is making a marked, lasting difference in the global fight against...

Ensuring adolescent girls and young women in South Sudan are heard: The story of a social worker

March 30, 2022
In South Sudan, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are often marginalized and prevented from participating in things that matter to them as a result of the country’s entrenched and dominant...

Integrated solutions to advancing gender equality and reducing HIV infection in sub-saharan Africa

March 18, 2022
During International Women’s Month, and every month, we are reminded of the importance of women’s empowerment and gender equality in fostering human development. Access to quality and inclusive...
participants in a workshop in Tanzania

Developing capacity in Tanzania through coaching, mentorship, and participatory facilitation approaches

January 20, 2022
Pact’s experience with capacity development has taught us that the best way to support partners is to focus on the individuals within those organizations. We know that doing training workshops alone...
Boys exercising in a field

A team effort: Coaching adolescent boys on the importance of respecting women and girls

December 8, 2021
Life at home and at school for Burki, an adolescent boy from Kenya, used to be contentious. He would often show a lack of respect for his parents and teachers and, according to his mother, toward...
a boy with a hula hoop around him

World AIDS Day 2021

December 1, 2021
Pact has been working to stop the AIDS epidemic for decades. Our efforts to build up local responses to HIV to increase testing, treatment and prevention have made a difference in communities around...
An ACHIEVE education session on sexual and reproductive health with adolescent girls in Kanombe, Rwanda. Credit: Pact.

The ACHIEVE project: Two years of progress toward HIV epidemic control

December 1, 2021
With our consortium partners, including Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide and WI-HER, we’ve made critical progress over the past two years, in clinical outcomes as well as in HIV prevention ...
Girls play outside a DREAMS center in Lusaka, Zambia. Credit: Brian Clark/Pact

Leveraging digital technology to build a healthier future for adolescent girls and young women

October 8, 2021
In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, the ACHIEVE consortium is excited to join the global community in recognizing the work that is being done to advance gender equality and...