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Contacts

Jennifer Mulik

project director 
jmulik@pactworld.org

Tom Ventimiglia

deputy project director 
tventimiglia@pactworld.org

Brittany Haga

operations 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

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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.

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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

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...
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...
An ACHIEVE community volunteer promotes Covid-19 prevention measures in a community in Santo Domingo. Credit: USAID

In the Dominican Republic, adapting critical HIV services for vulnerable families amid Covid-19

September 13, 2021
In March 2020, the first case of coronavirus was detected in the Dominican Republic (DR). From the onset of the pandemic, the Dominican government has followed World Health Organization guidelines,...

Achieving HIV epidemic control amidst a global pandemic

July 20, 2021
Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, the ACHIEVE consortium has been committed to reaching our targets to control the HIV epidemic. Now in its second year, ACHIEVE –...
Female instructors demonstrate the "No!" action from the No Means No girls curriculum. (Credit: ProHealth International)

Pact-led ACHIEVE project adapts violence-prevention training for Covid-19

March 29, 2021
Nigeria has long faced a gender-based violence crisis, with 30 percent of women and girls aged 15-49 having experienced sexual abuse. The Covid-19 pandemic precipitated lockdowns, closed schools and...

Across Africa and beyond, HIV programs for orphans and vulnerable children provide a critical opportunity to respond to Covid-19

May 12, 2020
Imagine that a dangerous, highly contagious virus is spreading around the world, and you are tasked with helping communities challenged by poverty and marginalization to protect themselves. Imagine...

Pact-led consortium, USAID partner to reach HIV/AIDS epidemic control in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Pact and a consortium of leading global HIV/AIDS partners a five-year, $195 million grant, Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence...