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Contacts

Rabi Sani

country director
rsani@pactworld.org

Kyle Charles

program officer
kcharles@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 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 improving maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes in northeast Nigeria, where maternal and child mortality rates are especially high. We're strengthening public health systems, improving the quality of care, building community engagement and empowering women economically with Pact's WORTH model so they can better provide for their own health and that of their children. 

We're also working to stem violent conflict between nomadic livestock herders and indigenous farmers in Nigeria's Taraba State. With local partners and tribes, we're facilitating community conflict resolution through self-driven and locally-owned dialogue and consensus-building, improving access to justice and strengthening local government and institutional capacity to effectively promote peace.

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. 

Our past health work in Nigeria made marked strides in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission.

Stories and Highlights

‘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...

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...

In Nigeria, a state-level health COP shows the power of convening

July 3, 2018
Reducing diarrheal disease among children is a major goal of the global health community. Although it is both preventable and treatable, it is the second leading cause of death among children under 5...

With support, an HIV-positive mother in Nigeria gives her baby the gift of health

May 11, 2018
In Nigeria’s Bayelsa State, awareness about HIV and AIDS is improving, but many people are still hesitant to be tested, including pregnant women. They make up a critical demographic because proper...

A health center in Nigeria comes back to life

May 11, 2018
Across the Niger Delta region, it is not uncommon for government health centers to stand empty and unused. For community members, this leaves few options. Some visit ill-informed alternative medicine...

After her husband's death, WORTH becomes a lifeline for a mom in Nigeria

May 11, 2018
Money was always tight for Florence Engman’s family. She and her husband had four children, and he was the sole breadwinner. It was often a stretch to feed everyone on her husband’s income. So when...

Pact, Chevron partnership tests nearly 60,000 pregnant women for HIV in Bayelsa State

April 26, 2018
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture (JV), and Pact, an international nongovernmental organization, announced results from their prevention of mother-to-child...