FACT remains committed to living its mission, to improve quality of life of vulnerable and marginalized people through a more integrated and holistic approach to all its interventions. This cannot be achieved without donors showing their confidence in FACT over the past 28 years, as well as the management, staff, partners and the communities.
In the year 2014 to 2015 FACT managed to maintain its pole position within the development fraternity as one of the safest and stable destination for donor funds as a result of tight policies that are in place and always followed. With the support from World Education Inc through capacity building, FACT successfully graduated to being a prime-recipient of USAID and CDC funding. As a result FACT secured funding from CDC to roll out the Coalition for Effective Community Health HIV Response, Leadership and Accountability (CECHLA program) that is placing FACT as a national player in advocacy for health rights with policy makers and accountability with health facilities to provide quality services. Another new funding partner, Crown Agents is supporting the administration of the Client Satisfaction Survey that aims at ascertaining client satisfaction in accessing health services within the Results Based Financing framework in health facilities. This is contributing to the Research and Knowledge Management pillar of FACT with information contributing towards quality service delivery. It is noteworthy that we managed to retain all our funding partners from the previous years and are appreciative of those partnerships.
FACT has continued to work hand in hand with critical line ministries such as Health and Child Care; Public Service; Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development; Labour and Social Welfare and Primary and Secondary Education. The relationship has guaranteed support to HIV infected and affected people and orphans and vulnerable children. We also recognize that we cannot offer comprehensive services alone. As such we cherish the partnerships we have with relevant line ministries and other partner organizations.
We can then be justifiably proud of what we are doing while ensuring we have the capacity to evolve with the changing demands and expectations we face from every level of society: government, funding bodies and local communities. The success that we are so much proud to announce can not only be attributed to the hard work of staff but to the broader support and guidance of our vibrant FACT Board .We look forward to the coming years with hope and anticipation.
Message from FACT's Executive Director :Gertrude M. Shumba