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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 2019

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

Health and hope: Promoting access to quality health care services in Kayah State

May 12, 2020
To commemorate the recent International Nurses Day which is celebrated around the world on May 12, the Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE...

Karisma Foundation: Improving HIV prevention, testing and treatment among drug users in Indonesia

April 30, 2020
Founded in 2001, Jakarta-based Karisma Foundation provides drug treatment and rehabilitation and works to increase HIV prevention, testing...

DREAMS in Zambia: Grace's story

April 23, 2020
Grace Njobvu, 22, was raised by her grandparents. After high school, she moved in with her aunt and her aunt’s husband. Her aunt’s husband...
A community health worker in Tanzania provides counseling to community members.

As developing countries cope with Covid-19, strong community health resources provide a lifeline

April 10, 2020
For years, the people of Sabagreia, in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, had nowhere to turn for reliable health care, as the government health...

Research article: Understanding the association between caregiver sex and HIV infection among orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania

April 6, 2020
Journal article by members of the Kizazi Kipya team in Tanzania, published in BMC Health Services Research.

Photo story: Suna

February 10, 2020
Rukaya lost three babies because they didn't breathe immediately after birth. Then came Suna, whose life was saved by a health worker...

Local partner profile: Rock of Hope serves a key group in the fight against HIV and AIDS

February 3, 2020
Rock of Hope was established in 2011 with the mission of providing essential health services for one of Eswatini’s most vulnerable key...

With support from local social workers, a family in South Africa thrives

January 21, 2020
Lerato hasn’t had an easy life. After Lerato contracted HIV from her husband, her sister died of AIDS at the age of 30. In addition to...

Local partner profile: House of our Pride, Eswatini’s first LGBTQ organization

January 13, 2020
Founded in 2010, House of our Pride was the first LGBTQ organization in Eswatini. For the past decade, HOOP has striven to provide a...

In partnership with the government of South Africa, stopping the spread of HIV

November 21, 2019
Letlhabile Community Health Center, located in a tiny town called Brits, in the northwest corner of South Africa, provides many essential...