The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) is an integral part of ViiV Healthcare’s commitment to communities affected by HIV and AIDS. We support organisations working to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by empowering mothers and children across the globe. Every year, we continue to form new partnerships with community-based organisations; dedicated to improving health and wellbeing and ending AIDS in their communities.
In 2009, ViiV Healthcare committed £50 million in the PACF over ten years. In the past six years, PACF has invested £34.3 million in more than 260 partnerships. PACF supports organisations across four continents, with special attention given to countries with the greatest need for PMTCT interventions including Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya.
PACF’s efforts align to ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’, the super-fast-track framework for ending AIDS in children, adolescents and young women by 2020. Within this framework, PACF prioritises ‘Start Free’ with the aim of reducing the number of newly-infected children and sustaining lifelong HIV treatment for pregnant mothers. The Fund also aims to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and children’s health by supporting interventions that engage affected communities, developing their capacity to participate and lead.