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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 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, 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

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...
Sophia looks out over her pineapple garden in northern Tanzania.

One woman's journey to provide for her family

July 26, 2016
Two years ago, Sophia Stevens stood on the dusty path at the edge of her pineapple garden proudly showing off her quarter-acre plot. Every...

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...

Pottery and empowerment: A new beginning for a Ukrainian woman living with HIV

July 7, 2016
In her late 30s, Olha is a self-employed beginner potter. She dreamed up the idea of opening a pottery studio last year when she attended...

Circumcision, soccer and HIV prevention in Swaziland

April 6, 2016
Persuading men and boys to get circumcised is no easy task. On top of fears about pain, it’s an uncommon, stigmatized procedure in this...