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In South Africa, Pact works to lower new HIV infections among adolescent girls

August 10, 2020
Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are disproportionally affected by HIV. Of all new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, 80 percent are in girls between the ages of 15 and 19...

Responding to Covid-19 in southeastern Myanmar

August 6, 2020
Saw Aung Myo Win balances precariously along a narrow makeshift bamboo bridge in a remote village in Hlaingbwe township, in southeastern Myanmar’s Kayin State. In some communities, this is the only...
Children take part in an OVC program in Tanzania aimed at reducing HIV infections. (Photo: Eddie Byrd/Pact)

AIDS 2020: Evidence-based approaches for reaching HIV epidemic control among children and adolescents

July 7, 2020
Community and clinical service providers working together to meet the needs of children and adolescents living with HIV. Digging deep into data to identify those at high risk and how best to reach...

Five strategies for building resilience among HIV-affected children and adolescents

June 29, 2020
A Devex article by Pact's Gloria Sangiwa.

Bandung Wangi: HIV prevention and treatment for female sex workers in Indonesia

June 24, 2020
Jakarta-based Bandung Wangi works to improve the lives of female sex workers in Indonesia. In addition to helping them access HIV prevention, testing and treatment services, the organization supports...
Musongole Mutambo, right, with fellow peer educators Melvin Malambo and Kennedy Zulu, before heading to the streets.

Meet ‘HIV resilience heroes’ – leading the charge in the global fight against AIDS

June 18, 2020
Musongole Mutambo is a 29-year-old mechanic in Zambia. Several years ago, after watching relative after relative succumb to HIV, he had a conversation with his mother about what might be done to stop...

Health and hope: Promoting access to quality health care services in Kayah State

May 12, 2020
To commemorate the recent International Nurses Day which is celebrated around the world on May 12, the Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project, supported by USAID, showcased how the project is...

Karisma Foundation: Improving HIV prevention, testing and treatment among drug users in Indonesia

April 30, 2020
Founded in 2001, Jakarta-based Karisma Foundation provides drug treatment and rehabilitation and works to increase HIV prevention, testing and treatment among drug users in Indonesia. Pact and its...

DREAMS in Zambia: Grace's story

April 23, 2020
Grace Njobvu, 22, was raised by her grandparents. After high school, she moved in with her aunt and her aunt’s husband. Her aunt’s husband soon began sexually abusing her. She tried to move back to...
A community health worker in Tanzania provides counseling to community members.

As developing countries cope with Covid-19, strong community health resources provide a lifeline

April 10, 2020
For years, the people of Sabagreia, in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, had nowhere to turn for reliable health care, as the government health center had long been closed. When Pact began working in Sabagreia...

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