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...
Five strategies for building resilience among HIV-affected children and adolescents
June 29, 2020
A Devex article by Pact's Gloria Sangiwa.
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,...
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...
Pact shares insight into vulnerable children and HIV at SA AIDS 2019
July 1, 2019
In June, Pact's South Africa team participated in the 9th SA AIDS Conference, held in Durban, South Africa. In addition to presenting at the conference, Pact showcased the organization's global HIV...
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...