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Pact is giving people better access to vital health and social services by strengthening local systems and building the capacity of local institutions to improve services long beyond our presence.

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people with improved access to health and social services in 2020

Health is central to people’s ability to own their future.

In partnership with communities, governments, local nonprofits and care providers and the private sector, we improve health and social systems around the world, especially those that serve people who are challenged by poverty and marginalization, expanding families’ access to quality health care and essential social services.

We use systems practice methodology to pioneer sustainable health programming that places local communities at the heart of our work. Our programming builds on platforms of HIV/AIDS services, family and child health and social services for orphans and vulnerable children.

Our integrated approach links health with livelihoods, governancecapacity development, and monitoring and evaluation. We support community-based organizations through grants and technical, organizational and institutional capacity building, enabling them to develop and sustain quality health and social services, products and information. At the same time, we engage with stakeholders to create a policy environment supportive of solutions to a range of public health needs.

Our Health Work in Action

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...

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,...
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...

Leaving no family behind: Community HIV testing in Zambia

March 24, 2021
In Zambia, Pact's Community HIV Prevention Program (Z-CHPP) is working to reduce new HIV infections, especially among high-risk groups....
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...
A Young Heroes "life mentor" facilitates a small-group session on HIV prevention for adolescent girls in Eswatini before the Covid-19 pandemic. (Credit: Young Heroes)

In Eswatini, two local Pact partners make a huge leap forward as they ‘graduate’ to direct USAID funding

February 23, 2021
In the beginning, Khulekani Magongo recalls, it was just him and a Peace Corps volunteer. It was 2006, and Magongo was the sole employee of...

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...

In Tanzania, Pact supports children living with HIV by helping their families earn stable income

January 20, 2021
Hosea Samola is a father of two, including a child who is HIV-positive. He lives in Sumbawanga, a remote village in Tanzania’s Southern...
Children play games as part of ChommY, a GCBS-supported program designed to reduce risky behavior and HIV infections among 10-to-14 year olds. (Credit: Tanja Bencun-Roberts/Pact)

Supporting HIV-vulnerable children in South Africa: Why health and social system strengthening is key

December 14, 2020
South Africa’s HIV rates are among the highest in the world. We know that the country’s children – especially those who are orphaned or...

Universal Health Coverage Day: Health for all - protect everyone

December 10, 2020
During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, local partner Burma Medical Association (BMA) has been adapting its health and education activities...