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Thomas Kipingili

country director

Maggie Marshall

program officer

Pact began working in Zambia in 2015 to reduce new HIV infections in the country. While Zambia has made considerable strides in slowing the spread of HIV, its prevalence rate remains one of the highest in the world. Pact is taking an integrated approach to stem the epidemic. 

Focusing on high-risk groups, we’re using radio, television and other kinds of outreach and education to boost HIV awareness, change risky behavior and increase the use of HIV services.

We’re also working closely with local Zambian organizations and institutions — building their capacity to plan, implement and monitor their own quality programs to stop the spread of HIV. And we’re training “HIV prevention champions” and health workers, engaging community leaders and the private sector, and scaling up community-led outreach and dialogues. 

In partnership with PEPFAR, Pact implements DREAMS in Zambia, helping girls and young women be independent and HIV-free. 

Stories and Highlights

Boys exercising in a field

A team effort: Coaching adolescent boys on the importance of respecting women and girls

December 8, 2021
Life at home and at school for Burki, an adolescent boy from Kenya, used to be contentious. He would often show a lack of respect for his parents and teachers and, according to his mother, toward...
Justina Yumba was one of three digital skills training participants chosen for an internship at Lusaka's University Teaching Hospital ICT department. Credit: DREAMS

In Zambia, digital skills give DREAMS participants a leg up

October 19, 2021
Justina Yumba has big plans for her future. The 18-year-old, who lives in Lusaka and loves reading novels, aspires to become a midwife and earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. But as the third of six...

LME partners with charities Pact and The Impact Facility to fund two responsible sourcing projects

June 16, 2021
The London Metal Exchange is today pleased to announce its funding partnership with the charities Pact and The Impact Facility, with the aim of tackling...
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...

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...

‘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...
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...

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...
Camira Katuta Chalwe at the DREAMS center in N’Changa, in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province.

With DREAMS support, a teen in Zambia triumphs amid tragedy

August 22, 2019
When Camira Katuta Chalwe was young, she lost both of her parents to an unspecified illness and was sent to live with her uncle and aunt. Her childhood was characterized by ill health and interrupted...