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5 steps to stop coronavirus

Wash your hands often

Wear a mask

Avoid touching your face

Use social distancing

Stay home if you are sick

The Covid-19 pandemic is among the most pressing global health challenges of modern times. Millions of people have been infected with the virus, and effective vaccines will take time to reach us all. Besides the medical crisis that Covid-19 presents, the virus is upending livelihoods, markets and economies, restricting movement and intensifying complex social problems such as gender-based and family violence, health care inequality and more. 

As soon as coronavirus began spreading rapidly, Pact took steps to protect the health and safety of communities we serve as well as our global staff, including assembling a global Covid-19 task force, restricting our travel and requiring our employees to work from home. We are working with our many partners and donors to respond to the pandemic and meet quickly changing needs in the 40 countries where Pact works. With decades of experience in health, HIV and AIDS, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods development, environmental work, governance and the protection of vulnerable groups, Pact is meeting the many challenges of Covid-19. 

The latest data on the pandemic from the World Health Organization is available here

Information on how you can stop the spread of coronavirus is here

Stories and Highlights

With radios, Pact and USAID help Swazi students stay on track during Covid-19

April 13, 2021
When the Covid-19 pandemic began, schools were among the first things that the government of Eswatini decided to close to stem the virus’s spread.  Like so many students, Sizolwakhe Mahlalela’s...
A Covid-19 hand-washing station in Ethiopia. (Credit: Pact)

This World Health Day, key insights from Covid-19 to build a fairer, healthier world

April 7, 2021
Everyone has a right to be healthy. This is at the heart of the global push for universal health care. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has shown that there are still deep disparities in health risks...
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...
Participants at a three-day SIP training event in Viet Nam in September.

Water management capacity building in the year of Covid-19

January 25, 2021
When the first Covid-19 cases were reported, the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership team was still closing out its biggest annual event, the Mekong Research Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam. Almost...

Providing low-literacy Covid-19 education in rural southeastern Myanmar

January 24, 2021
Across southeastern Myanmar, Pact and our partners are providing critical Covid-19 education to rural villages through our Advancing Community Empowerment project, funded by USAID. Our local...

Covid-19 response and prevention in Myanmar: Safety and hygiene materials for communities in need

November 4, 2020
During the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern Myanmar project (ACE), funded by USAID, shared critical information about the virus in remote...
Artisanal miners at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: Pact)

Communities affected by Covid-19 receive support from expanded Pact, Trafigura, Chemaf program in DRC

October 12, 2020
The lives and livelihoods of artisanal and small-scale miners were precarious even before the Covid-19 pandemic. About 42 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining, or...
Community-based support staff member from Yayasan Inter Medika explains Jak-Support fund to a client.

Emergency assistance provided by LINKAGES Indonesia during Covid-19 ensures continuity of HIV and tuberculosis treatment for priority populations

September 9, 2020
This story originally appeared on the LINKAGES blog and has been cross-posted here with permission. It was written by Pact's Ria Ningsih with LINKAGES Indonesia, Lucyan Umboh with LINKAGES Indonesia...
The VoxUkraine team. (Photo: VoxUkraine)

Pact partner VoxUkraine fights Covid-19 disinformation, builds an informed citizenry

September 1, 2020
Drink a soda to prevent coronavirus. Wearing a face mask during hot summer days is prohibited. 5G mobile networks increase one’s likelihood of contracting Covid-19. These are just a few of the many...

Covid-19 hygiene kits help vulnerable communities in Southeastern Myanmar

August 18, 2020
In Myanmar, where Pact has worked for decades, monsoon season brings heavy rains, adding to the complexities of humanitarian work in remote communities. Pact’s Advancing Community Empowerment project...