A decade ago, the Bungong people, a forest-dependent tribe in eastern Cambodia, lived in relative isolation. Few roads cut through the hilly terrain near the Vietnamese border that they called home. Today, highways connect Bungong villages to the capital, Phnom Penh, and commercial logging has moved into these once pristine areas, forever changing...
Children as young as 7 years old work eight or more hours a day in the artisanal and small-scale mines that dot the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the worst forms of child labor, due to the hazardous conditions and strenuous work.
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Ukraine has been making notable strides in counseling, testing, and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS, but more effort is needed to reach out to vulnerable groups, including intravenous drug users and sex workers, to reduce the number of new HIV cases in the Eastern European country.
Climate change represents one of the most formidable and real challenges facing the globe.
Today, South Sudanese around the world celebrate another day of their independence after decades of war and struggle.
U.S. President Obama may be visiting Tanzania next Monday for his first time while in office, but his administration has already been here more than three years, working with Pact to help Tanzania’s at-risk children to break the cycle of poverty and disease.
On June 14, I visited a Mobile Service Camp inKohalpur located outside of Nepalgunj, in the Western Terai near the Indian border, where Pact has its main office in Nepal.
Pact Myanmar hosted a visit by H.E. Dr. Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, Union Minister of Social Welfare, to Kan Taw village in Pakokku Township. The visit marked the first for a cabinet-level official to a Pact project site since Pact began operations in the country in 1997.
In 2003 in Myanmar, one of the poorest nations on the planet, Chevron and Pact made the impractical decision to go to work in partnership to do the right thing: Help impoverished villages build their own solutions to widespread health problems that snuffed out babies’ lives, stunted lifespans and robbed people of their dignity and promise.
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