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people with improved access to health and social services in 2017

For a mother and daughter in Tanzania, a better relationship means a better chance against HIV

November 30, 2017
At 12 years old, Tumie Shomary faces everyday pre-teen adversities. But growing up in Morogoro, Tanzania, Tumie is also confronted by challenges that increase her risk of contracting HIV.

Renewing our promise to end AIDS

November 29, 2017
Around the world, Pact is using an integrated approach to end the AIDS epidemic—from Tanzania, where we’re supporting children and families vulnerable to HIV, to Malawi, where we’re increasing...

In the fight against HIV and AIDS, private-sector partnerships are a powerful tool

November 29, 2017
When Ebi found out she was HIV-positive, the news was almost too much to bear. Pregnant with her fifth child, she’d only taken the test because of Pact’s PROMOT II project, which had organized a...

In Swaziland, supporting adolescents and young women is key to HIV prevention

November 28, 2017
At first, some of them are shy. They look around, waiting to see how much others are willing to share before speaking themselves. But when they break into small groups, they all start to relax. On...

For fisher populations vulnerable to HIV, peer mentors make all the difference

November 16, 2017
Mason, a divorced, 48-year-old fisherman who was struggling to make a living because of his poor health, had never considered getting tested for HIV. Until he talked to Geofrey Taombe.

Research article: Empowering caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland

November 14, 2017
Journal article by members of Pact's Swaziland team, published in the African Journal of AIDS Research.
Dickson Boumono, a WORTH participant in Nigeria

With better financial footing, families able to make health gains in Nigeria

October 11, 2017
Dickson Boumono has her hands full with five children. Boumono and her family live in Southern Ijaw, an area in Bayelsa, one of Nigeria’s coastal states. To make ends meet, the 45-year-old mother...
Dr Zainab Chaula, Acting Permanent Secretary of PO-RALG, accepts technology.

New computer equipment to strengthen social welfare services in Tanzania

July 6, 2017
This week, the United States Agency for International Development Mission in Tanzania (USAID/Tanzania) officially handed over computers and IT equipment to the Honorable George Boniface Simbachawene...

For Nepal’s pint-sized citizens, new kids’ taps deliver hydration, hygiene & fun

June 29, 2017
Kids are short, right? And they need water, just like grown-ups. So why are most water taps in Nepal built far above children’s reach?

Supply and demand: targeting providers and moms to improve kids' health in Nigeria

May 15, 2017
An integrated approach in Nigeria targets government and health care providers on one hand, and mothers and their children’s health on the other.

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