people with improved access to health and social services in 2016

For fisher populations vulnerable to HIV, peer mentors make all the difference

November 16, 2017
Mason, a divorced, 48-year-old fisherman who was struggling to make a living because of his poor health, had never considered getting tested for HIV. Until he talked to Geofrey Taombe.

Research article: Empowering caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland

November 14, 2017
Journal article by members of Pact's Swaziland team, published in the African Journal of AIDS Research.
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...
Dr Zainab Chaula, Acting Permanent Secretary of PO-RALG, accepts technology.

New computer equipment to strengthen social welfare services in Tanzania

July 6, 2017
This week, the United States Agency for International Development Mission in Tanzania (USAID/Tanzania) officially handed over computers and IT equipment to the Honorable George Boniface Simbachawene...

For Nepal’s pint-sized citizens, new kids’ taps deliver hydration, hygiene & fun

June 29, 2017
Kids are short, right? And they need water, just like grown-ups. So why are most water taps in Nepal built far above children’s reach?

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.

After tragedy, treatment and hope for an HIV-positive mother in Tanzania

May 9, 2017
Bi Mariam Masasi Willison had prepared to be a mom. Then she learned she was HIV-positive.
M&E training in Malawi

Building M&E capacity in Malawi

March 31, 2017
A version of this article originally appeared in The Link, LINKAGES quarterly newsletter, and has been posted with permission.

Bonding with a son & helping him grow, in a Tanzanian father’s own words

March 14, 2017
Hussein Kindamba and his 3-year-old son took part in Pact's Integrated Early Childhood Development Program. Here's one way it changed their lives, in Hussein's own words.

Photo story: 'I'm free, and I'm more than my status'

February 15, 2017
Once a week, eleven people meet at Lithanza, a non-profit organization in South Africa. They talk to each other - openly and freely - about living with HIV.