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Contacts

Ranahnah Afriye

country director
rafriye@pactworld.org

 

phone 27.12.754.1440

menlyn woods office park, building a
ground floor, 291 sprite avenue, faerie glen, pretoria, 1440

Jacquie Stone

program manager
jstone@pactworld.org

In South Africa, Pact has led far-reaching, historic efforts to stem the spread of HIV and AIDS and provide critical services to those living with the disease.

We have strengthened the capacity of local organizations that provide testing, treatment and prevention services. With funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, Pact has facilitated the efficient flow of funds to partners, dramatically increasing the scope, scale and quality of services they offer across South Africa, with many of our partners "graduating" to direct funding from the U.S. government.

Currently, Pact is helping to build the capacity of South Africa's Department of Social Development to better support orphans and vulnerable children, including those affected by abuse, neglect or exploitation. Specifically, the project is strengthening the department's response to HIV and other diseases among vulnerable children.

With support from USAID, Pact is also working to promote and protect human rights among vulnerable populations across the Southern African Development Community region. 

Stories and Highlights

Photo: KZN

In South Africa, Pact works to lower new HIV infections among adolescent girls

August 10, 2020
Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are disproportionally affected by HIV. Of all new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, 80 percent are in girls between the ages of 15 and 19...
Children take part in a ChommY launch event. (Photo: Pact)

Putting South Africa’s youth first with an innovative campaign to reduce HIV, risky behavior

June 18, 2020
Engaging effectively with youth is critical to reducing South Africa’s high HIV and teenage pregnancy rates. This is why, in partnership with Pact, the country’s government recently launched ChommY,...
Musongole Mutambo, right, with fellow peer educators Melvin Malambo and Kennedy Zulu, before heading to the streets.

Meet ‘HIV resilience heroes’ – leading the charge in the global fight against AIDS

June 18, 2020
Musongole Mutambo is a 29-year-old mechanic in Zambia. Several years ago, after watching relative after relative succumb to HIV, he had a conversation with his mother about what might be done to stop...

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...

‘For some women and children, home is not the safest place’: Responding to family and gender-based violence amid Covid-19

April 13, 2020
As communities around the world grapple with the medical and economic calamities created by Covid-19, a separate but related crisis is unfolding: a significant rise in domestic violence, including...

With support from local social workers, a family in South Africa thrives

January 21, 2020
Lerato hasn’t had an easy life. After Lerato contracted HIV from her husband, her sister died of AIDS at the age of 30. In addition to raising her own two children, who are HIV-negative, Lerato cares...

In partnership with the government of South Africa, stopping the spread of HIV

November 21, 2019
Letlhabile Community Health Center, located in a tiny town called Brits, in the northwest corner of South Africa, provides many essential social services for the community. One of them is patient...

In South Africa, with Pact’s support, drop-in centers offer testing and a safe space for children vulnerable to HIV

June 13, 2019
Bringing her children to the Wellness Day at the Hluvhukani Drop-in Center, located in the rural community of Steenbok, South Africa, was not an easy choice for Martha Khoza. Her oldest daughter has...

In South Africa, supporting communities by supporting people with HIV

March 7, 2017
Walter is gloriously alive. And he’s HIV positive. Once a week, he and other HIV positive people meet for their support group at Lithanza, a non-profit organization operating in Wattville, South...