Ethiopia is one of the countries severely affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is more widespread in cities and towns than in rural areas. Sources estimate the number of orphans and vulnerable at 5 million; at least 10% of these children are vulnerable due to the impact of HIV and AIDS.
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We’d like to present Pact’s Mobile Technology Handbook, a comprehensive resource for getting started with mobile data collection. Mobile technology – mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets – have not only changed the way people communicate and share information, but also how development professionals conduct surveys, disseminate information to...
Pact’s use of mobile technology in Swaziland has helped local partners deliver more effective HIV services, including improved targeting of the neediest among more than 10,000 orphans and vulnerable children. Using Mobenzi, a mobile phone service, Pact worked with Save the Children Swaziland (SCSWD) and the Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO...
Collecting data just got simpler in rural areas of Nepal. Pact recently completed a survey of 7,500 rural residents using mobile data collection software and equipment to record responses to questions about the quality of their local government and to provide mapping and real-time data analysis by combining SMS with Geographic Information Systems...
Founding member of Pact-sponsored savings group goes on to shape Nepal’s national politics as a member of parliament
Since 2008, Pact has supported the Nkhotakota AIDS Support Organization (NASO) as it responds to HIV and AIDS. The current project reaches out to key populations in Malawi to provide them with information, condoms, and referrals to health clinics, where they can receive testing and treatment for HIV, as well as other health services that they...
As the world community mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, the team at Pact has stopped to reflect how so many of us have been inspired by his fight against apartheid and for the empowerment of the poor and marginalized.
A decade ago, the Bungong people, a forest-dependent tribe in eastern Cambodia, lived in relative isolation. Few roads cut through the hilly terrain near the Vietnamese border that they called home. Today, highways connect Bungong villages to the capital, Phnom Penh, and commercial logging has moved into these once pristine areas, forever changing...
Children as young as 7 years old work eight or more hours a day in the artisanal and small-scale mines that dot the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the worst forms of child labor, due to the hazardous conditions and strenuous work.
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