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Justin Mwaba, Mirriam Phiri Biemba and Daniel Chiofu at the Twapia Health Center.

In Zambia's Copperbelt, 'foot soldiers' in the fight against HIV make a difference for hard-to-reach groups

September 17, 2018
Mirriam Phiri Biemba, the head nurse at Twapia Health Center, has noticed that more people are coming to her clinic, including many who never used to cross the threshold.

With peer education and support, a truck driver in Zambia ensures he won't spread HIV

August 20, 2018
There was a time when Arthur Mbewe engaged in sexual relationships outside of his marriage. The 47-year-old admits it. As a long-distance lorry driver for a construction firm, he spends most of his...

Unmasking Stunting

August 15, 2018
Stunting is hidden tragedy that affects children's ability to learn and grow, as well as communities' future development. In Tanzania's Songwe Region, Pact is addressing root causes of stunting in...

In Zambia, a traditional healer leads by example to stem the spread of HIV

August 13, 2018
Fifteen years ago, Chipo Chilala weighed just 18 kilos, although he was a grown man. He visited all of the traditional healers that he knew to see if they could help. None of them could.  "I finally...

For a father and son in Tanzania, a new view on parenting brings family happiness

August 10, 2018
There was a time when Ally Bakary Kangana didn’t think it was important to spend time with his son. “I also believed all decisions must be made by parents, especially fathers,” recalls the 52-year-...

To stop the spread of HIV in Malawi, bringing services to fishermen is critical

July 26, 2018
By Mercy Phiri Layton Nyama lives in Makawa, a village in Mangochi along the southwest arm of Lake Malawi. His only source of income is fishing. Last year, though, Layton began having trouble doing...

Advancing Community Empowerment in Myanmar: Critical Service Grants

July 25, 2018
In Myanmar, Pact has awarded new critical service grants that are expected to benefit more than 500,000 people in the southeast. They're part of the Advancing Community Empowerment project, funded by...

Pact convenes leaders in reaching adolescent girls and young women at International AIDS Conference

July 16, 2018
On Saturday, July 21, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Pact will bring together more than 50 experts in reaching one of the most vulnerable populations to HIV, adolescent girls and young women. Every day,...
Young woman in Tanzania shows off her phone with the MyWORTH app.

Opening doors for young women in Tanzania

June 26, 2018
It is a hot mid-afternoon in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. You wouldn’t know it looking at the young women gathered in the two-room block house in Temeke. Seated on blue plastic chairs, the women...

In Swaziland, when your goal is to save lives, it's easy to ask, 'Usokile yini?'

June 15, 2018
By Thobile Mkhonta Usokile yini? Can you say it? Uso-ki-le yi-ni? I ask this question every day, to boys, men, husbands, brothers and grandfathers. I ask it at community meetings, in family compounds...

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