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Gloria Sangiwa

vice president, integrated program advancement & interim director, global health
gsangiwa@pactworld.org

Around the world – from Africa to Asia – Pact and our local partners are working to stop the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people affected by the disease. We are committed to the global mandate to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

For more than two decades, Pact has been at the forefront of strengthening the role of civil society and communities in translating the latest scientific tools and approaches in HIV prevention, care and treatment into widespread practice, particularly for individuals and communities challenged by stigma, poverty and marginalization. Our programs are targeted to serve key and hard-to-reach populations, including orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers, adolescent girls and young women, female sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, mobile men, children living and working on the streets, and children in artisanal mining communities.

We combine innovative design, research and strategic thinking with practical, on-the-ground development experience to drive systemic change. We strongly believe that in order to effectively serve populations that remain unreached, communities must play a greater role in designing and delivering integrated solutions that address local needs and root challenges to HIV prevention.

Our expertise includes:

  • HIV service provision at the community level
  • Demand creation for HIV services
  • Economic approaches for HIV and AIDS mitigation
  • Community referral systems
  • Capacity development

In 2019, USAID selected Pact to lead a consortium of top HIV/AIDS programming partners in the ACHIEVE project, which is optimizing the response to pediatric AIDS toward epidemic control in some of the highest burden areas around the world. Learn more about ACHIEVE here

Pact is proud to be part of the Undetectable = Untransmittable movement, or U=U, a growing global community of HIV advocates, activists, researchers and community partners from nearly 100 countries uniting to clarify and disseminate the revolutionary but largely unknown fact that people who are virally suppressed living with HIV on effective treatment do not sexually transmit HIV. Learn more about U=U here

 

Stories and Highlights

Community-based support staff member from Yayasan Inter Medika explains Jak-Support fund to a client.

Emergency assistance provided by LINKAGES Indonesia during Covid-19 ensures continuity of HIV and tuberculosis treatment for priority populations

September 9, 2020
This story originally appeared on the LINKAGES blog and has been cross-posted here with permission. It was written by Pact's Ria Ningsih with LINKAGES Indonesia, Lucyan Umboh with LINKAGES Indonesia...
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 an OVC program in Tanzania aimed at reducing HIV infections. (Photo: Eddie Byrd/Pact)

AIDS 2020: Evidence-based approaches for reaching HIV epidemic control among children and adolescents

July 7, 2020
Community and clinical service providers working together to meet the needs of children and adolescents living with HIV. Digging deep into data to identify those at high risk and how best to reach...

Bandung Wangi: HIV prevention and treatment for female sex workers in Indonesia

June 24, 2020
Jakarta-based Bandung Wangi works to improve the lives of female sex workers in Indonesia. In addition to helping them access HIV prevention, testing and treatment services, the organization supports...
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...

Karisma Foundation: Improving HIV prevention, testing and treatment among drug users in Indonesia

April 30, 2020
Founded in 2001, Jakarta-based Karisma Foundation provides drug treatment and rehabilitation and works to increase HIV prevention, testing and treatment among drug users in Indonesia. Pact and its...

DREAMS in Zambia: Grace's story

April 23, 2020
Grace Njobvu, 22, was raised by her grandparents. After high school, she moved in with her aunt and her aunt’s husband. Her aunt’s husband soon began sexually abusing her. She tried to move back to...

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...

‘I am free & empowered’: With Pact's support, two HIV-positive young women in Eswatini own their future

October 21, 2019
The Ready, Resourceful, Risk-Aware project, locally named Insika ya Kusasa, which means The Pillars of Tomorrow, is a USAID-funded project implemented in Eswatini by Pact, with assistance from the...