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Gloria Sangiwa

vice president, global health
gsangiwa@pactworld.org

Research article: Balancing HIV testing efficiency with HIV case-identification among children and adolescents (2–19 years) using an HIV risk screening approach in Tanzania

May 20, 2021
To optimize HIV testing resources, programs are moving away from universal testing strategies toward a risk-based screening approach to testing children/adolescents, but there is little consensus...

Research article: Accelerating caregivers’ HIV status disclosure to community-based lay social welfare volunteers in Tanzania

April 1, 2021
HIV status disclosure facilitates access to HIV-related prevention and treatment services and increases opportunities for social support, HIV risk reduction with partners, and index testing for...
Female instructors demonstrate the "No!" action from the No Means No girls curriculum. (Credit: ProHealth International)

Pact-led ACHIEVE project adapts violence-prevention training for Covid-19

March 29, 2021
Nigeria has long faced a gender-based violence crisis, with 30 percent of women and girls aged 15-49 having experienced sexual abuse. The Covid-19 pandemic precipitated lockdowns, closed schools and...

Research article: HIV risk screening and HIV testing among orphans and vulnerable children in community settings in Tanzania: Acceptability and fidelity to lay-cadre administration of the screening tool

March 25, 2021
Published in PLOS ONE, the aim of this study was to assess the fidelity to which an HIV risk screening tool was administered by lay workers and acceptability of delivering home-based screening...

Leaving no family behind: Community HIV testing in Zambia

March 24, 2021
In Zambia, Pact's Community HIV Prevention Program (Z-CHPP) is working to reduce new HIV infections, especially among high-risk groups. Funded by USAID, our efforts focus on reaching Zambians where...
A Kizazi Kipya community case worker conducts a home visit. (Credit: Michael Goima/Pact)

For Tanzanian children living with HIV, simple stickers help ensure they remain on treatment

March 10, 2021
Identifying children at risk of HIV and getting them tested is a critical step in combatting pediatric HIV. For children who test positive, the next vital step is to ensure that they have access to...

Research article: Poor linkage to care for HIV-positive OVC with disabled caregivers: A longitudinal study in Tanzania

February 16, 2021
Despite extensive efforts to scale up counseling and testing services and care and treatment clinics (CTCs) in Tanzania, linkage between points of diagnosis and CTCs remains low. Studies have looked...

‘Can I talk to you about HIV?’ In Zambia, peer educators work to end an epidemic

November 23, 2020
Musongole Mutambo, a 29-year-old mechanic, has been volunteering as a peer educator with the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Program for three years. For several hours three days a week, he pounds...
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 story: 'DREAMS will take us far'

August 24, 2020
Empowering girls and young women in Zambia to be HIV-free.

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