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A mother is tested for HIV at Kawolo Hospital, Eastern Uganda
July 10, 2018

More than 1.4 million people in Uganda – approximately 6.5 percent of the country’s population – are HIV positive. Uganda is working to reduce this rate with international assistance, but many personal and cultural barriers stand in the way of Ugandans from seeking HIV testing and treatment.

Samson Kironde, URC’s Director of PEPFAR/Global Fund Activities on the HRH2030 Project.
July 09, 2018

Samson Kironde, Ph.D., URC’s Director of PEPFAR/Global Fund Activities on the HRH2030 Project, will appear on a satellite panel and give two poster presentations at the 22nd International HIV and AIDS Conference in Amsterdam from July 23-27.

Photo of child reading a book on a mobile phone.
June 28, 2018

The Global Digital Library – launched in April and supported by URC – plans to have reading materials available in at least 100 languages in digital and print formats by the end of 2020.

June 26, 2018

URC’s Center for Human Services has offered English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Cumberland County, New Jersey and surrounding areas for more than 28 years. Adult participants in the ESL/Civics program are individuals with family and work obligations intent on bettering their language...

Illustration of user at computer reviewing data
June 12, 2018

Despite impressive economic growth in recent years, Indonesia continues to suffer from conspicuously high rates of child stunting, and wasting, and or severe wasting. The country is committed to addressing the poor nutrition situation, yet suffers from a lack of reliable and timely information...

CHS and the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia celebrated the beginning of their new collaboration with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 24.
June 07, 2018

Under a new program offered by the Center for Human Services (CHS) and the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, Spanish-speaking adults will have an opportunity to complete their primary and secondary schooling at their own pace and at no cost. CHS will be the only registered organization in...

June 06, 2018

URC is a proud signatory of the Guiding Principles on Preventing Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse by International Development Companies, prepared by the Coalition of International Development Companies (CIDC) of the Professional Services Council (PSC). PSC is a membership organization of...

Midwives practice resuscitating a newborn at Anaka Hospital in Northern Uganda.
June 01, 2018

Although significantly more women receive skilled health care during childbirth now than in past decades, the rate of maternal and newborn deaths remains unacceptably high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO estimates that every year, 303,000 mothers and 2.7 million newborn...

Félicité Tchimou, a member of the Logobo women's group, teaches women in the group about Ebola prevention.
May 31, 2018

The Ebola outbreak from 2014-2016 was so deadly – the disease killed more than 11,000 people – partly because, for the first time, it reached large urban areas with weak disease surveillance and public health systems that provided late and inadequate responses. A new Ebola outbreak in the...

May 08, 2018

USAID has awarded URC the five-year TB Platforms for Sustainable Detection, Care, and Treatment project in the Philippines. This project aims to strengthen essential supportive and cross-cutting Tuberculosis (TB) interventions at the regional, local government, and community levels to increase...

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