Empowered Youth Program
This project is mitigating the impact of HIV and improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and adolescents through the delivery of high-impact, evidence-informed and age-appropriate interventions customized to children's needs. The project is using a family-centered approach to bolster social and educational outcomes for vulnerable children and their households in high HIV-burden districts across two provinces of Zambia, Copperbelt and North Western, in close collaboration with the government of Zambia. The project aims to ensure that children are healthy by improving access to health and HIV services; safe by improving child protection and prevention of gender-based violence; stable by improving household economic security and linkages to social protection; and schooled by improving school retention and progression.
Reducing Child Labor in Zambian Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
This project is taking a two-stage approach to mount an effective response to the pernicious problem of child labor in artisanal and small-scale mining in Zambia. First, Pact is conducting a series of baseline studies in Central and Copperbelt provinces to understand where, how and why children are engaging in mining activities, and the scope of the issue. Based on findings, Pact is implementing a package of interventions to support children to access education, social services and vocational training to help them leave child labor in mining behind for good. The project also includes sensitization and engagement activities for parents, caregivers and mining communities at large to reduce child labor.
The Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE, is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children. 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 Jhpiego, Palladium, No 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 here.
Community HIV Prevention Program
This project is working to reduce new HIV infections in Zambia. Focusing on high-risk groups, Pact is using radio, television and other kinds of outreach and education to boost HIV awareness, change risky behavior and increase the use of HIV services. The project works closely with local Zambian organizations and institutions, building their capacity to plan, implement and monitor their own quality programs to stop the spread of HIV.