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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...

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...
Children play games as part of ChommY, a GCBS-supported program designed to reduce risky behavior and HIV infections among 10-to-14 year olds. (Credit: Tanja Bencun-Roberts/Pact)

Supporting HIV-vulnerable children in South Africa: Why health and social system strengthening is key

December 14, 2020
South Africa’s HIV rates are among the highest in the world. We know that the country’s children – especially those who are orphaned or otherwise socially vulnerable – are critical to finally...

Universal Health Coverage Day: Health for all - protect everyone

December 10, 2020
During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, local partner Burma Medical Association (BMA) has been adapting its health and education activities which focus on improving health and early childhood...

World AIDS Day 2020: Global solidarity, shared responsibility

November 30, 2020
Learn more at pactworld.org/hivaids. 

‘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...

Building an AIDS-free Zambia: Pastor Tresford Nkumba

October 26, 2020
After becoming gravely ill and testing positive for HIV, Tresford Nkumba decided to turn his life around for the sake of his children and his community. He started antiretroviral therapy and took...
DSD Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu. (Photo: Pact)

In South Africa, USAID and Pact expand partnership with government to prevent youth HIV

October 8, 2020
The Department of Social Development (DSD) in South Africa, in partnership with USAID, recently launched the Government-to-Government (G2G) initiative to implement social behavioral change programs....
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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