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With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, Pact has helped Namibia to make huge 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.
Among the biggest successes has been the Kavango Treatment Initiative, a six-month effort that brought together a wide range of stakeholders to quickly, dramatically improve HIV testing, treatment and care services in one of Namibia’s poorest regions.
The initiative helped drive a nearly 25 percent increase in the number of people receiving consistent antiretroviral therapy in Kavango.
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 organizartions 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.