people with improved access to health and social services in 2016
Health is central to people’s ability to earn a living, provide for the needs of their families and take part in the benefits that nature provides.
Working with a range of public and private partners across the health continuum, Pact improves the health and well-being of poor, marginalized and vulnerable people worldwide, expanding families’ access to quality health care and essential social services.
The need is staggering. In 2013, 6.3 million children died before their fifth birthday. Many of those deaths were preventable. As of 2012, an estimated 17.8 million children worldwide had lost one or both parents to AIDS, with millions more affected by HIV and AIDS.
Pact’s programs bridge those gaps.
Astede Moges, a mother of two in Ethiopia, was dying of AIDS and unable to care for her family. Today, she is on treatment and has a thriving business that allows her to provide for her children and save for the future. Because of the support from Pact and our partners, her 8-year-old daughter, Haimanot, is back in school and no longer has to care for her mother and brother.
Our health and OVC programming help people like Astede and her family. It is people-centered and community-driven, tackling health challenges locally and systemically. Our integrated approach links health with livelihoods, governance, capacity development, and monitoring and evaluation.
We support community-based organizations through grants and technical, organizational and institutional capacity building, enabling them to develop and sustain quality health and social services, products and information. At the same time, we engage with stakeholders to create a policy environment supportive of solutions to a range of public health needs, from maternal, neonatal and child health to HIV/AIDS, infectious disease control, tuberculosis and malaria.