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Partnering for impact: Cure Hydration’s Alex Sarkissian on hydration, health and giving back

May 21, 2019
Alex Sarkissian is a co-founder at Cure Hydration, a new wellness brand focused on a better, more efficient hydration method than traditional sports drinks or plain water. Cure Hydration has pledged...

Stepping up for young women

April 24, 2019
In Tanzania, young women are particularly vulnerable to HIV. Working with partners Jhpiego, EngenderHealth and the National Institute for Medical Research Mwanza, Pact is helping to build a sustained...

After an HIV peer mentor changes his life, a fisherman in Malawi pays it forward

April 16, 2019
By Maggie Makawa and Mercy Phiri Fishermen are more likely to respond positively to information when it comes from their peers. This is why the Fisheries Integration of Societies and Habitats project...

From herbal medicine to antiretrovial therapy: An HIV-positive mother and baby get the care they need

February 8, 2019
By Lena Renju and Suleiman Masudi Fazila, a 31-year-old mother from Masasi, Tanzania, was pregnant with her fourth child when she learned she was HIV-positive. The revelation was almost too much for...

Photo story: Healthy mothers and babies

January 17, 2019
In Gombe Town, Nigeria, mothers and babies have access to critical health care services thanks to the SAQIP project.

Finding Hope: DREAMS in Zambia

December 12, 2018
For sisters Abigail and Hope Nsokolo, growing up wasn’t easy. Their father died when they were young, plunging their family into poverty. They started plaiting hair and selling sweets to help make...

It’s best to test: A message for World AIDS Day in 2018

November 30, 2018
By Hope and Abigail Nsokolo As the world celebrates World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, with the theme “Know your status,” we are proud to know our HIV status, especially because two years ago, we would never...

Pact marks 30th annual World AIDS Day by joining Undetectable = Untransmittable movement

November 30, 2018
Pointing to a shared vision for achieving healthy, HIV-free communities through systemic, integrated prevention and care, Pact announced that it is marking World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, by adding its voice...

A Medic’s Story: Providing Lifesaving Immunizations in Remote Communities in Tanintharyi, Myanmar

November 27, 2018
Naw Say Bel, a medic from Karen Ethnic Health Organization Consortium, is part of a dedicated team administering vaccinations under the Expanded Program of Immunization as part of the USAID-funded...

With support from Pact, a Zambian teen returns to school and stays HIV-free

November 11, 2018
Yvonne Mwanza is used to working with vulnerable young women. She does it every day. When she screened Lisa Simazembwe, 16, to join DREAMS, and learned that she had dropped out of school, Yvonne knew...

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