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Contacts

Manji Ephraim Rengshwat

ACHIEVE Nigeria project director
mrengshwat@pactworld.org

Brittany Haga

program officer
bhaga@pactworld.org

Pact has worked for more than a decade in Nigeria, a complex country that is home to more people than any other African nation. 

With funding partners that have included USAID, Chevron and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pact uses local solutions and builds the capacity of Nigerian organizations to create lasting impact.

Currently, Pact is part of a global effort to improve maternal, newborn and child health, family planning and reproductive health, including in Nigeria. We are strengthening referral systems, building the capacity of local entities and organizations to better plan, prepare, manage and finance their programs, and strengthening the strategic planning and management capacity of the national government to improve health services.

Pact and its partners are also working to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children in Nigeria through the ACHIEVE project

Our past work in Nigeria has included governance programming that promoted democracy, fought corruption and forged partnerships between government and civil society, resulting in the passage of significant national good governance legislation, including Nigeria's landmark Freedom of Information Act in 2011. We recently successfully closed an effort to stem violent conflict between nomadic livestock herders and indigenous farmers in Nigeria's Taraba State.

Stories and Highlights

New jewelry collection commits proceeds to Pact for Nigerian artisanal miners

May 26, 2022
NYINI Luxury, a leading brand management company focused on supporting women and minority-owned businesses, has joined forces with Lotanna Amina Okpukpara, founder of Mina Stones, to launch a new...

To empower clients in improving their own health services, Pact turns to community-led monitoring

April 20, 2022
Last year, Pact’s health programming reached nearly 2 million people. From Africa to Asia, we supported communities as they accessed better maternal and child health care, improved and expanded the...
Girls play outside a DREAMS center in Lusaka, Zambia. Credit: Brian Clark/Pact

Leveraging digital technology to build a healthier future for adolescent girls and young women

October 8, 2021
In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, the ACHIEVE consortium is excited to join the global community in recognizing the work that is being done to advance gender equality and...
Female instructors demonstrate the "No!" action from the No Means No girls curriculum. (Credit: ProHealth International)

Pact-led ACHIEVE project adapts violence-prevention training for Covid-19

March 29, 2021
Nigeria has long faced a gender-based violence crisis, with 30 percent of women and girls aged 15-49 having experienced sexual abuse. The Covid-19 pandemic precipitated lockdowns, closed schools and...

‘Had I known, I would have saved my babies’: A mother in Nigeria takes control of her family’s health

August 27, 2019
Like many women in Funakaye, in Nigeria’s Gombe State, Asabe Abubakar had never sought health care for herself or her babies during pregnancy. There is a cultural belief among some here that only...

Pact mothers group becomes a leader in community development

August 5, 2019
Gwani East ward is a hard-to-reach area in of Gombe State, in northeast Nigeria. People there have long struggled with poverty and lacked potable water and access to quality health services. The...

WORTH's impact: A mother of 11 becomes a thriving business owner

August 1, 2019
Ummi Yusuf has 11 children. Together, she and her husband, who she married when she was 18, worked hard to support them. Things changed for their family when he became ill and eventually paralyzed....

In Nigeria, midwives come out of retirement to share life-saving skills

June 25, 2019
by Pact Nigeria Rhoda Ceshan Ayuba, 59, and Aliya Ahmed Adamu, 61, are retired midwives – each of them having worked for 35 years in government-owned health facilities in Nigeria. They had started to...

Pact-led consortium, USAID partner to reach HIV/AIDS epidemic control in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Pact and a consortium of leading global HIV/AIDS partners a five-year, $195 million grant, Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence...

Saving lives in a low-resource setting: The big deal about the partograph

June 24, 2019
by Pact Nigeria Ask frontline healthcare workers across Gombe State about improvements in patient care, and nearly all of them, from doctors to nurses to midwives, will mention one thing – the...