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Jennifer Mulik

senior director

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Pact has helped Namibia to make marked strides in its fight against HIV and AIDS, mainly by strengthening Namibian institutions that provide HIV services and helping various local responders to coordinate their efforts.

Pact's work in Namibia dates to 2006, when we began building the capacity of Namibian government ministries and community-based organizations. With Pact's help, local organizations have strengthened their planning, budgeting and managerial capacity – all of which are helping them to make critical, lasting improvements in people's lives in this small nation.

Today, Pact is working to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children in Namibia. The Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is a five-year global effort that includes programming in Namibia. 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 JhpiegoPalladiumNo 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, Southeast Asia 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. Learn more about ACHIEVE here

Stories and Highlights

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...

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...
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...

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...

Modern heroes

October 23, 2014
“If you got lost on an island and had to make your own home there, how would you want it to run?” This was the question posed to a group of Namibian children by Pact staff members. Pact is constantly...

UN cites Pact standards of care for vulnerable children in Namibia

March 14, 2013
A coalition of international nonprofits and the United Nations Children’s Fund released a handbook in March called “Moving Forward: Implementing the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children”...