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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 2018

Health is central to people’s ability to be heard, capable and vibrant.

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

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...

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.

Finding Hope: DREAMS in Zambia

December 12, 2018
For sisters Abigail and Hope Nsokolo, growing up wasn’t easy. Their father died when they were young, plunging their family into poverty....

It’s best to test: A message for World AIDS Day in 2018

November 30, 2018
By Hope and Abigail Nsokolo As the world celebrates World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, with the theme “Know your status,” we are proud to know our...

Pact marks 30th annual World AIDS Day by joining Undetectable = Untransmittable movement

November 30, 2018
Pointing to a shared vision for achieving healthy, HIV-free communities through systemic, integrated prevention and care, Pact announced...

A Medic’s Story: Providing Lifesaving Immunizations in Remote Communities in Tanintharyi, Myanmar

November 27, 2018
Naw Say Bel, a medic from Karen Ethnic Health Organization Consortium, is part of a dedicated team administering vaccinations under the...

With support from Pact, a Zambian teen returns to school and stays HIV-free

November 11, 2018
Yvonne Mwanza is used to working with vulnerable young women. She does it every day. When she screened Lisa Simazembwe, 16, to join DREAMS...
Justin Mwaba, Mirriam Phiri Biemba and Daniel Chiofu at the Twapia Health Center.

In Zambia's Copperbelt, 'foot soldiers' in the fight against HIV make a difference for hard-to-reach groups

September 17, 2018
Mirriam Phiri Biemba, the head nurse at Twapia Health Center, has noticed that more people are coming to her clinic, including many who...

With peer education and support, a truck driver in Zambia ensures he won't spread HIV

August 20, 2018
There was a time when Arthur Mbewe engaged in sexual relationships outside of his marriage. The 47-year-old admits it. As a long-distance...

Unmasking Stunting

August 15, 2018
Stunting is hidden tragedy that affects children's ability to learn and grow, as well as communities' future development. In Tanzania's...