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Trevor Maisiri

country director

Kyle Charles

program officer

For more than a decade, Pact has been promoting democracy and improving health in Nigeria, a complex country that is home to more people than any other African nation. 

With funding partners that include Chevron and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pact is using local solutions and building the capacity of Nigerian organizations to create lasting impact.

Starting in Nigeria with the USAID ADVANCE project in 2005, we’ve forged partnerships between government and civil society, resulting in the passage of four significant national bills to fight corruption, including the landmark Freedom of Information Act in 2011. 

Our current work in Nigeria focuses on improving maternal, newborn and child health and stopping the spread of HIV.

Pact and its partners are making sure that mothers and children receive timely, effective health services. Our work is addressing Nigeria’s high child mortality rate by reducing cases of diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, which together are responsible for more than half of the country’s child deaths. Working with the government, community-based organizations and the private sector, Pact has sustainably increased medicine supplies and boosted early care-seeking in rural communities. 

We’re also reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in northeast Nigeria by building the capacity of local organizations and agencies to address the problem.

In Bayelsa state, Pact and its local partners are reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission by increasing HIV awareness and testing and training Nigerian health workers.

Between 2005 and 2015, Pact provided health education to nearly 350,000 Nigerians, built the capacity of more than 120 local organizations, and trained more than 31,000 people, including health workers, local government staff and staff of community and civil society organizations.

Stories and Highlights

In the fight against HIV and AIDS, private-sector partnerships are a powerful tool

November 29, 2017
When Ebi found out she was HIV-positive, the news was almost too much to bear. Pregnant with her fifth child, she’d only taken the test because of Pact’s PROMOT II project, which had organized a...
Dickson Boumono, a WORTH participant in Nigeria

With better financial footing, families able to make health gains in Nigeria

October 11, 2017
Dickson Boumono has her hands full with five children. Boumono and her family live in Southern Ijaw, an area in Bayelsa, one of Nigeria’s coastal states. To make ends meet, the 45-year-old mother...

Supply and demand: targeting providers and moms to improve kids' health in Nigeria

May 15, 2017
An integrated approach in Nigeria targets government and health care providers on one hand, and mothers and their children’s health on the other.
Development stakeholders discuss priorities for Nigeria.

Working together to set a vision for Nigeria’s future

March 2, 2017
I have been working in development for more than 12 years, after making a switch from the private sector, where I had worked for 8 years. Within the development sector, I have worked for different...

Local solutions in action: How Pact is using human-centered design to act on beneficiary feedback

November 2, 2016
One of Pact’s core values is local solutions. In short, this means we believe that true success can only come from solutions created in partnership with the people we serve. It’s why Pact’s...

Pact and Chevron launch integrated program to fight HIV and AIDS in Nigeria

July 18, 2016
Today, Pact and Chevron announced the launch of PROMOT II, a $1.5 million, two-year initiative to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The initiative,...

In Nigeria, Pact and Chevron are preventing mother-to-child HIV transmissions

November 11, 2015
No woman wants to pass HIV to her unborn child. Unoma, a farmworker in Nigeria's Bayelsa state who had little understanding of the disease, is no different.

One mother at a time: Achieving an HIV-free generation

October 29, 2015
In partnership, Pact and Chevron are working to ensure mothers are tested for HIV and their babies are born HIV-free.

New video to highlight Pact-Chevron partnership against HIV

August 7, 2015
In Nigeria, almost 150 babies contract HIV everyday. With testing and education for mothers, Pact and Chevron are working to change that - to achieve an HIV-free generation.  Soon, Pact will debut a...

A generation born HIV-free: One mother’s story

October 29, 2014
For Unoma, and thousands of women like her in Nigeria, she no longer worries about herself and her baby contracting HIV because of a partnership between Pact and Chevron.