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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 2020

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

A Young Heroes "life mentor" facilitates a small-group session on HIV prevention for adolescent girls in Eswatini before the Covid-19 pandemic. (Credit: Young Heroes)

In Eswatini, two local Pact partners make a huge leap forward as they ‘graduate’ to direct USAID funding

February 23, 2021
In the beginning, Khulekani Magongo recalls, it was just him and a Peace Corps volunteer. It was 2006, and Magongo was the sole employee of...

In Tanzania, Pact supports children living with HIV by helping their families earn stable income

January 20, 2021
Hosea Samola is a father of two, including a child who is HIV-positive. He lives in Sumbawanga, a remote village in Tanzania’s Southern...
Children play games as part of ChommY, a GCBS-supported program designed to reduce risky behavior and HIV infections among 10-to-14 year olds. (Credit: Tanja Bencun-Roberts/Pact)

Supporting HIV-vulnerable children in South Africa: Why health and social system strengthening is key

December 14, 2020
South Africa’s HIV rates are among the highest in the world. We know that the country’s children – especially those who are orphaned or...

Universal Health Coverage Day: Health for all - protect everyone

December 10, 2020
During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, local partner Burma Medical Association (BMA) has been adapting its health and education activities...

World AIDS Day 2020: Global solidarity, shared responsibility

November 30, 2020
Learn more at pactworld.org/hivaids. 

‘Can I talk to you about HIV?’ In Zambia, peer educators work to end an epidemic

November 23, 2020
Musongole Mutambo, a 29-year-old mechanic, has been volunteering as a peer educator with the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Program for...

Building an AIDS-free Zambia: Pastor Tresford Nkumba

October 26, 2020
After becoming gravely ill and testing positive for HIV, Tresford Nkumba decided to turn his life around for the sake of his children and...
DSD Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu. (Photo: Pact)

In South Africa, USAID and Pact expand partnership with government to prevent youth HIV

October 8, 2020
The Department of Social Development (DSD) in South Africa, in partnership with USAID, recently launched the Government-to-Government (G2G...
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.