West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) on January 11, 2017 was officially mentioned as one of the PACF’s implementing partners as a proposal submitted by WAAF for a 2017 to 2020 project was approved by the PACF Board.
Grants from ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) are meant 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.
WAAF’s main aim is to battle the spread of HIV and AIDS and mitigate its effects on communities by providing care and support, developing and implementing pragmatic intervention programmes. WAAF was the only non-governmental organisation in Ghana to be part of this funding round.
The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) is an integral part of ViiV Healthcare’s commitment to communities affected by HIV and AIDS. It supports organizations working to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by empowering mothers and children across the globe. Every year, they continue to form new partnerships with community-based organizations; dedicated to improving health and wellbeing and ending AIDS in their communities.
PACF prioritizes ‘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.
Apart from WAAF, another 34 community based organizations from different countries across the globe were awarded grants through the PACF’s 2016 Call for proposals.