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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...

In South Africa, with Pact’s support, drop-in centers offer testing and a safe space for children vulnerable to HIV

June 13, 2019
Bringing her children to the Wellness Day at the Hluvhukani Drop-in Center, located in the rural community of Steenbok, South Africa, was not an easy choice for Martha Khoza. Her oldest daughter has...
A mother and child at a health center in Gombe, Nigeria

Pact invests in LeapFrog fund to broaden access to healthcare and financial services for emerging consumers

June 5, 2019
Pact, an international NGO, has completed an investment as a limited partner in LeapFrog Emerging Consumer Fund III—the only NGO to invest in the Fund. LeapFrog Investments is a global private equity...

Partnering for impact: Cure Hydration’s Alex Sarkissian on hydration, health and giving back

May 21, 2019
Alex Sarkissian is a co-founder at Cure Hydration, a new wellness brand focused on a better, more efficient hydration method than traditional sports drinks or plain water. Cure Hydration has pledged...

Stepping up for young women

April 24, 2019
In Tanzania, young women are particularly vulnerable to HIV. Working with partners Jhpiego, EngenderHealth and the National Institute for Medical Research Mwanza, Pact is helping to build a sustained...

After an HIV peer mentor changes his life, a fisherman in Malawi pays it forward

April 16, 2019
By Maggie Makawa and Mercy Phiri Fishermen are more likely to respond positively to information when it comes from their peers. This is why the Fisheries Integration of Societies and Habitats project...

From herbal medicine to antiretrovial therapy: An HIV-positive mother and baby get the care they need

February 8, 2019
By Lena Renju and Suleiman Masudi Fazila, a 31-year-old mother from Masasi, Tanzania, was pregnant with her fourth child when she learned she was HIV-positive. The revelation was almost too much for...

Photo story: Healthy mothers and babies

January 17, 2019
In Gombe Town, Nigeria, mothers and babies have access to critical health care services thanks to the SAQIP project.

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