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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

With support from local social workers, an HIV-positive 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...

Photo story: DREAMS girls

November 20, 2019
With support from Pact and PEPFAR, Zambia is building an AIDS-free generation.

World Toilet Day: Promoting WASH and waste management in Myanmar

November 18, 2019
Nov. 19 marks World Toilet Day. This year’s theme, Leave No One Behind, draws attention to those still without sanitation, and the social,...

‘I am free & empowered’: With Pact's support, two HIV-positive young women in Eswatini own their future

October 21, 2019
The Ready, Resourceful, Risk-Aware project, locally named Insika ya Kusasa, which means The Pillars of Tomorrow, is a USAID-funded project...

‘Had I known, I would have saved my babies’: A mother in Nigeria takes control of her family’s health

August 27, 2019
Like many women in Funakaye, in Nigeria’s Gombe State, Asabe Abubakar had never sought health care for herself or her babies during...

Community health promotion in Kayin State, Myanmar

August 27, 2019
Pact's Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project has provided a grant to Burma Medical Association to support health services in 40...
Camira Katuta Chalwe at the DREAMS center in N’Changa, in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province.

With DREAMS support, a teen in Zambia triumphs amid tragedy

August 22, 2019
When Camira Katuta Chalwe was young, she lost both of her parents to an unspecified illness and was sent to live with her uncle and aunt....

In Nigeria, midwives come out of retirement to share life-saving skills

June 25, 2019
by Pact Nigeria Rhoda Ceshan Ayuba, 59, and Aliya Ahmed Adamu, 61, are retired midwives – each of them having worked for 35 years in...