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Pact is giving people better access to vital health and social services by strengthening local systems and building the capacity of local institutions to improve services long beyond our presence.

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people with improved access to health and social services in 2016

Health is central to people’s ability to be heard, capable and vibrant.

Working with a range of public and private partners across the health continuum, Pact improves the health and well-being of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization 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, governancecapacity 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.

Our Health Work in Action

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...

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...

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...
A pregnant woman in Nigeria receives care at a PMTCT site.

Putting our hands up to eliminate the scourge of HIV

November 30, 2016
In 1988, the year of the first World AIDS Day, an HIV diagnosis was considered a death sentence. All we had for treatment in those days was...
A Tanzania girl participates in a kids club as part of Pact's Pamoja Tuwalee project.

Pact, USAID partner to improve the lives of Tanzania’s vulnerable children

October 24, 2016
Pact recently received a new award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to transform the lives of vulnerable...
Florentina Nason with her fellow WORTH group members.

In the face of disease, WORTH helps members live healthier, more secure lives

September 30, 2016
For Florentina Nason, the support of her fellow WORTH group members has made all the difference in her life and hope for the future.

Building organizational capacity across the continuum of care in Indonesia

September 13, 2016
For most of his life, John Jonathan Nap has dedicated himself to helping others. It was an example set for him by his father, who moved...