The ACHIEVE project, funded by U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through USAID and led by Pact, aims to achieve and maintain HIV/AIDS epidemic control for the most at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children and adolescents in PEPFAR-supported countries. ACHIEVE uses evidence-based strategies to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and prevent HIV infection among priority at-risk sub-populations. As a global mechanism, ACHIEVE serves as a primary source of technical support to USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS as it implements the PEPFAR strategy and Journey to Self-Reliance; sets the standard for quality programming for ACHIEVE populations; and promotes best practices to stakeholders at the global, regional and country levels. At the country level, ACHIEVE collaborates with local USAID Missions to identify and engage with highly capable local partners to lead ACHIEVE implementation, including technical assistance and service delivery support, ensuring that strategies are optimized for the local context and that local leadership is built in from the beginning and sustained.
ACHIEVE's two key objectives are to attain and maintain HIV epidemic control among at-risk PBF women, infants, children and youth; and to support the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. To accomplish these objectives, ACHIEVE is partnering with Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide and WI-HER, LLC. In addition, ACHIEVE’s resource partners are mobilized on an as-needed basis.
For more information, visit the ACHIEVE web page. For technical resources from the ACHIEVE project, visit ovcsupport.org.
Community Reach Namibia: Strengthening the Capacity for Country Ownership Past Project
Pact’s Community REACH Program supported a number of civil society organizations providing community-based HIV services and strengthened the capacity of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare to effectively coordinate activities relating to orphans and vulnerable children. The ministry requested Pact’s assistance with its mandate to oversee early childhood development services. Pact provided a dedicated advisor who worked closely with ministry management, community liaison officers and civil society stakeholders, acting as a catalyst and filling technical gaps for an ambitious plan that has transformed early childhood development efforts in Namibia.