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Gloria Akullo, a 24-year-old female volunteer in Uganda
January 03, 2018

Gloria Akullo, a 24-year-old female volunteer in Uganda was diagnosed with HIV at age three following persistent illness and the death of her parents. Not understanding why she was taking daily pills, Gloria later learned from her caretaker aunt at age 10 that she was HIV positive. More...

Dignitaries from USAID, Ghana Health Service, KOICA, URC at Lotakor commissioning
December 18, 2017

On December 18, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) commissioned four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the...

Families in Motion Collaboration representative Belinda Coleman from the Hispanic Family Center awaits arrival of participants at the 2nd Annual Open House Celebration.
December 14, 2017

URC-CHS’s Families in Motion Program, a collaboration between the Hispanic Family Center (Camden, NJ), the Latin American Economic Development Association (Camden, NJ), and the Center for Human Services (Bridgeton, NJ), welcomed 40 families to its second annual Open House Celebration November 29...

Global HIV Deaths
December 08, 2017

On December 1st, we commemorated World AIDS Day. In 1988, when World AIDS Day was established, I had two uncles with HIV, both of whom would go on to die of complications related to AIDS. At that time, there was no concept of living with HIV; HIV led to AIDS, and AIDS was a death sentence.

November 29, 2017

The Association for the Rights of Nicaraguan Sexual Diversity (ADESENI) is one of 37 organizations the USAID Nicaragua PrevenSida Project, implemented by URC, works with to strengthen the civil society response to HIV/AIDS. ADESENI supports transgender women from rural Nicaragua develop...

Local quality improvement champions reflect on ways to continue supporting and spreading the use of improvement methods to strengthen health systems in India. Photo credit: Alison Lucas, ASSIST/URC.
November 09, 2017

ASSIST’s work in India is coming to end in December 2017, so our main focus over the last year was to build the skills of interested stakeholders to support the spread of improvement methods in a sustainable way. The main loss to the QI movement in India from the closing of ASSIST is the loss of...

November 07, 2017

URC is pleased to announce the award of a two-year extension to the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) cooperative agreement. Under the terms of the extension, the USAID ASSIST Project will operate until September 29, 2019 and will focus on strengthening maternal,...

Gladys Tugume, SUSTAIN’s Chief of Party shaking hands with Colette Marcellin, Deputy Chief of Mission, Representative of the US Ambassador to Uganda
November 07, 2017

Since 2010, the Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project has supported the Uganda Ministry of Health strengthen sustainable and innovative approaches for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) service delivery at selected public healthcare facilities. The project...

Dr. Pahwa meets with the QI team at Ganesh Das Hospital in Shillong, Meghalaya. Photo credit: Ganesh Das Hospital staff.
November 07, 2017

ASSIST has been working in India since 2013 to enhance improvement capability in the Indian health system by building the capacity of individuals and institutions to conduct improvements across the “RMNCH+A” continuum. ASSIST is ending its work in India this month, and tomorrow we celebrate what...

The USAID RHITES-EC Project has donated nearly 1,000 bicycles to villages in East Central Uganda
November 03, 2017

USAID RHITES-EC supports the Ugandan MOH to improve health outcomes by increasing the utilization of high-quality health care services in 11 districts in East Central Uganda. The five-year project (2016-2021) focuses on promoting positive health-seeking practices, mobilizing communities to...

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