Marianna Balampama

country director

Kelly Herman

program officer

Electrifying rural healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

August 2, 2021
The link between healthcare and energy is garnering more attention due to both the COVID-19 pandemic and a continuing decline in distributed energy prices. Pact and a team of researchers from Johns...

Integrated solutions to energy access in Tanzania

July 27, 2021
Despite the government’s deliberate initiatives to reach more people, Tanzania lags behind in its grid electricity connection targets. Only 24.5% of rural households in Tanzania have access to...

Supporting small, women-led gemstone mining in Tanzania

June 25, 2021
When the Gemological Institute of America approached Pact in 2016 about piloting a rough gemstone guide for miners, we knew immediately knew where to start—an...

Q&A: Celebrating Africa Day with Pact leaders across the continent

May 24, 2021
On May 25, 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded as the precursor to the African Union (AU). Each year, Africa Day commemorates the OAU’s...

Research article: Balancing HIV testing efficiency with HIV case-identification among children and adolescents (2–19 years) using an HIV risk screening approach in Tanzania

May 20, 2021
To optimize HIV testing resources, programs are moving away from universal testing strategies toward a risk-based screening approach to testing children/adolescents, but there is little consensus...

Research article: Accelerating caregivers’ HIV status disclosure to community-based lay social welfare volunteers in Tanzania

April 1, 2021
HIV status disclosure facilitates access to HIV-related prevention and treatment services and increases opportunities for social support, HIV risk reduction with partners, and index testing for...

Research article: HIV risk screening and HIV testing among orphans and vulnerable children in community settings in Tanzania: Acceptability and fidelity to lay-cadre administration of the screening tool

March 25, 2021
Published in PLOS ONE, the aim of this study was to assess the fidelity to which an HIV risk screening tool was administered by lay workers and acceptability of delivering home-based screening...
A Kizazi Kipya community case worker conducts a home visit. (Credit: Michael Goima/Pact)

For Tanzanian children living with HIV, simple stickers help ensure they remain on treatment

March 10, 2021
Identifying children at risk of HIV and getting them tested is a critical step in combatting pediatric HIV. For children who test positive, the next vital step is to ensure that they have access to...

Epifania Minja: Empowering women across Tanzania through WORTH

March 2, 2021
Epifania Minja leads Pact's WORTH programming in Tanzania, helping women across the country gain skills, resources, confidence and more.

Research article: Poor linkage to care for HIV-positive OVC with disabled caregivers: A longitudinal study in Tanzania

February 16, 2021
Despite extensive efforts to scale up counseling and testing services and care and treatment clinics (CTCs) in Tanzania, linkage between points of diagnosis and CTCs remains low. Studies have looked...