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Jay Wechsler, URC President, visits field staff in Uganda (2016)
October 01, 2016

We are pleased to announce the selection of Jay Wechsler as the next president of URC and its non-profit affiliate, Center for Human Services (CHS).

Graph shows improvement of percentage of vulnerable children linked to services, from less than 10% in November, 2014, to nearly 90% in July, 2015
September 27, 2016

The introduction of a savings and loan group, combined with a system to identify HIV+ children and link them to care, improves children's access to services in a village in Mukono District, Uganda (2015)

Dr. Molotsi Monyamane, Lesotho Health Minister, addresses the distinguished guests who came to celebrate the opening of Mafeteng Hospital's newly rennovated molecular diagnostic laboratory.
September 15, 2016

URC’s laboratory project supports revitalization of molecular diagnostic laboratory to improve HIV viral load & early infant diagnosis testing in Lesotho. The revitalized hospital laboratory now has the capacity to receive and analyze viral load and early infant diagnosis (EID) samples from...

Screenshot of Tableau-generated chart showing SUSTAIN's progress towards achieving goal: 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression
September 14, 2016

The Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project is pleased to announce the launch of their updated website. The site, www.sustainuganda.org , provides visitors with quick access to the HIV-related information they need...

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States and Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International education, USAID, cut a cake commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Early Grade Reading Assessment
September 09, 2016

USAID and the Global Reading Network (GRN) were pleased to join in the worldwide celebration of the 50 th anniversary of International Literacy Day (ILD)! On September 7 and 9, GRN hosted daylong events at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. On September 8, USAID and the U.S...

September 08, 2016

Join us for an exciting OVC Task Force-sponsored event that will bring together policy makers, researchers, and OVC practitioners as we take a closer look at programming for adolescent girls that seeks to prevent and reduce HIV infections.

Quality improvement changes improved enrollment of malnourished clients at Kitgum Hospital in Northern Uganda improved from 30% in June, 2015 to 100% enrollment (October through April, 2016).
September 01, 2016

During a baseline assessment at Kitgum Hospital in Northern Uganda, the hospital’s staff realized that only 60% of clients identified as malnourished at different service points were being appropriately treated for malnutrition using RUTF. Learn how the hospital's quality improvement team...

August 31, 2016

URC, under the USAID-funded Social Health Protection (SHP) Project , is helping the Cambodian Ministry of Health and Department of Planning and Health Information to develop the Patient Management and Registration...

A participant demonstrates hand washing techniques at Central Regional Training of trainers, Cape Coast (2016)
August 31, 2016

After receiving $2.2 million in additional funding from USAID, the URC-managed USAID Systems for Health Project trained almost 40 master trainers and more than 200 regional facilitators in infection prevention and...

August 29, 2016

This year, the Global Reading Network (GRN) is involved in multiple events to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of International Literacy Day.

On September 9, GRN is organizing an International Literacy Day forum at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. This event will...

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