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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...
A Covid-19 hand-washing station in Ethiopia. (Credit: Pact)

This World Health Day, key insights from Covid-19 to build a fairer, healthier world

April 7, 2021
Everyone has a right to be healthy. This is at the heart of the global push for universal health care. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has shown that there are still deep disparities in health risks...

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...
A Young Heroes "life mentor" facilitates a small-group session on HIV prevention for adolescent girls in Eswatini before the Covid-19 pandemic. (Credit: Young Heroes)

In Eswatini, two local Pact partners make a huge leap forward as they ‘graduate’ to direct USAID funding

February 23, 2021
In the beginning, Khulekani Magongo recalls, it was just him and a Peace Corps volunteer. It was 2006, and Magongo was the sole employee of Young Heroes, a Swazi organization that launched to respond...

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...

In Tanzania, Pact supports children living with HIV by helping their families earn stable income

January 20, 2021
Hosea Samola is a father of two, including a child who is HIV-positive. He lives in Sumbawanga, a remote village in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands, where he supports his family by farming. “It had...

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