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Jennifer Mulik

project director                             

Tom Ventimiglia

deputy project director

The USAID Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is a global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children. During the course of the project, Pact and partners have implemented the ACHIEVE project in nearly a dozen countries. With funding from USAID, the project is implemented by a Pact-led consortium of 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. 


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 futures. 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.

Additionally, ACHIEVE manages, a resource database focused on improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children by connecting the global community and providing the most up-to-date information on HIV and other adversities. Visit for the latest technical news, information and events from the ACHIEVE project.

To learn more about ACHIEVE's global results, please see our latest project fact sheet.

Stories and Highlights

With support from the ACHIEVE project, a mother in South Sudan provides for her children

September 12, 2023
Cecilia, 57, is a mother of nine children who is living with HIV in Juba, South Sudan. One of her children, 13-year-old Oboma, is also HIV-positive. Cecilia struggled to meet her family’s basic needs...

With support from USAID and Pact, a local organization bolsters its HIV response in Tanzania

August 28, 2023
PASADA (Pastoral Activities and Services for people with AIDS Dar es Salaam Archdiocese) is a Tanzanian organization that has been supporting the country's HIV response for two decades. With support...

In Burundi, capacity development improves lives for orphans and vulnerable children

July 25, 2023
In May 2020, COPED (Conseil Pour Education et le Development) began implementing its first USAID-funded project as a prime implementing partner. The project, WIYIZIRE (Come here, we will support you...

For a young mother in Namibia, a path to empowerment through DREAMS

June 21, 2023
Emily was 15 years old when she first became a mother and states that for many years “life was not easy.” She is now 23 and lives in Sauyemwa, an informal settlement in Rundu, northern Namibia. Emily...

Enhancing collaboration and harnessing the power of data: Lessons from ACHIEVE Tanzania data summits

May 31, 2023
Data holds immense power. It is the cornerstone of our accountability, illuminates our path, informs our decisions and shapes the trajectory of programs and strategies. In the context of HIV and...

ACHIEVE in Rwanda: Ending HIV among mothers, infants and children

April 18, 2023
In Rwanda, the USAID PEPFAR-funded ACHIEVE project has been working with two local partners, Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and DUHaranira Amajyambere y’Icyaro (DUHAMIC-ADRI), to reduce...

To serve vulnerable children, Zambia launches national guidelines for case management

March 23, 2023
On February 28, the government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) launched the Community and Statutory Case Management guidelines and...

As PEPFAR turns 20, a reflection on global health partners’ remarkable progress to end HIV

February 16, 2023
This year marks the 20th anniversary of PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. This groundbreaking initiative was launched by President George W. Bush in 2003, with the goal of...

Community case workers: The heart of Pact's support for children vulnerable to HIV

January 25, 2023
Although they were surviving, life was extremely difficult for Kinyamagoha and his grandmother. At 15, Kinyamagoha is HIV-positive. His grandmother can no longer walk and crawls to move around. They...

Building the financial independence of adolescent girls and young women through DREAMS

December 7, 2022
Joy is an 18-year-old mother living in Juba City, South Sudan. When she was 12 years old, she was sent to live with her uncle after being kicked out of her father’s home. Her uncle then married her...