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Contacts

Jennifer Mulik

project director 
jmulik@pactworld.org

Tom Ventimiglia

deputy project director 
tventimiglia@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 Africa, 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

USAID local partner meeting: ACHIEVE satellite session

November 16, 2022
Core to OVC and DREAMS programming is a cadre of community-based volunteers, mentors, and other workers that provide individual and group-based support to children, caregivers, and AGYW.  As the...

In Rwanda, Empowering Caregivers of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

November 1, 2022
As an HIV-positive widow, Francoise understands the hardships of being a single mother while simultaneously managing to stay on HIV treatment and remain virally suppressed. When Francoise was linked...

Improving the lives of children, adolescent girls and young women through OVC/DREAMS HIV-prevention interventions

October 6, 2022
The USAID PEPFAR-funded Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) project in Rwanda hosted a “Learning and Experience Sharing” event on September...

Leading the way for HIV treatment among adolescents

September 13, 2022
Nasir understands the complexities of being an adolescent diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Before he turned eight years old, Nasir, who hails from Tanzania, lost both of his parents to HIV. Then, at age 12,...

Strengthening institutions in Rwanda using capacity development tools

August 25, 2022
At the heart of the USAID Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is capacity development to empower local partners to lead and...

Salma's story: a community case worker in Tanzania supports children living with HIV

August 2, 2022
Through the ACHIEVE project, community case worker Salma Roberts is helping the most vulnerable households in Tanzania to build socio-economic resilience and face the challenges of living with HIV....

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...