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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

Community-based support staff member from Yayasan Inter Medika explains Jak-Support fund to a client.

Emergency assistance provided by LINKAGES Indonesia during Covid-19 ensures continuity of HIV and tuberculosis treatment for priority populations

September 9, 2020
This story originally appeared on the LINKAGES blog and has been cross-posted here with permission. It was written by Pact's Ria Ningsih...

Photo story: 'DREAMS will take us far'

August 24, 2020
Empowering girls and young women in Zambia to be HIV-free.
Photo: KZN

In South Africa, Pact works to lower new HIV infections among adolescent girls

August 10, 2020
Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are disproportionally affected by HIV. Of all new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan...

Responding to Covid-19 in southeastern Myanmar

August 6, 2020
Saw Aung Myo Win balances precariously along a narrow makeshift bamboo bridge in a remote village in Hlaingbwe township, in southeastern...
Children take part in an OVC program in Tanzania aimed at reducing HIV infections. (Photo: Eddie Byrd/Pact)

AIDS 2020: Evidence-based approaches for reaching HIV epidemic control among children and adolescents

July 7, 2020
Community and clinical service providers working together to meet the needs of children and adolescents living with HIV. Digging deep into...

Five strategies for building resilience among HIV-affected children and adolescents

June 29, 2020
A Devex article by Pact's Gloria Sangiwa.

Bandung Wangi: HIV prevention and treatment for female sex workers in Indonesia

June 24, 2020
Jakarta-based Bandung Wangi works to improve the lives of female sex workers in Indonesia. In addition to helping them access HIV...
Musongole Mutambo, right, with fellow peer educators Melvin Malambo and Kennedy Zulu, before heading to the streets.

Meet ‘HIV resilience heroes’ – leading the charge in the global fight against AIDS

June 18, 2020
Musongole Mutambo is a 29-year-old mechanic in Zambia. Several years ago, after watching relative after relative succumb to HIV, he had a...

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...