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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

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...

Pact-led consortium, USAID partner to reach HIV/AIDS epidemic control in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Pact and a consortium of leading global HIV/AIDS partners a five-year, $...

Saving lives in a low-resource setting: The big deal about the partograph

June 24, 2019
by Pact Nigeria Ask frontline healthcare workers across Gombe State about improvements in patient care, and nearly all of them, from...

In South Africa, with Pact’s support, drop-in centers offer testing and a safe space for children vulnerable to HIV

June 13, 2019
Bringing her children to the Wellness Day at the Hluvhukani Drop-in Center, located in the rural community of Steenbok, South Africa, was...
A mother and child at a health center in Gombe, Nigeria

Pact invests in LeapFrog fund to broaden access to healthcare and financial services for emerging consumers

June 5, 2019
Pact, an international NGO, has completed an investment as a limited partner in LeapFrog Emerging Consumer Fund III—the only NGO to invest...

Partnering for impact: Cure Hydration’s Alex Sarkissian on hydration, health and giving back

May 21, 2019
Alex Sarkissian is a co-founder at Cure Hydration, a new wellness brand focused on a better, more efficient hydration method than...

Stepping up for young women

April 24, 2019
In Tanzania, young women are particularly vulnerable to HIV. Working with partners Jhpiego, EngenderHealth and the National Institute for...

After an HIV peer mentor changes his life, a fisherman in Malawi pays it forward

April 16, 2019
By Maggie Makawa and Mercy Phiri Fishermen are more likely to respond positively to information when it comes from their peers. This is why...

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.