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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...

M. Rashad Massoud (center), URC Senior Vice President, served as chair for meeting of more than 60 experts to discuss the best ways to learn about improvement and address questions of attribution, generalizability, and rigor.
April 27, 2018

Led by the URC-led, USAID-funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, the journal supplement represents the collective thinking of more than 60 leading authorities from 22 countries in quality improvement and research.

Saw Pe, a migrant travelling to his work place carrying the forest goer kit from Defeat Malaria Project
April 25, 2018

URC is working across the globe to ensure that fewer people contract malaria and that governments are prepared to sustain gains against the disease.

GASA members – 10 to 14 years old – with their mentor at Koumshi village, Guidan Roumji commune, Niger (Credit: Gisele Dunia, URC)
April 25, 2018

Across the Sahel, adolescent girls shoulder a large share of domestic responsibilities. Many have difficulty finishing school, delaying marriage, and avoiding pregnancy-related health problems.

April 12, 2018

Around the world, more than 250 million children either fail to complete more than three years of basic education or do so without acquiring adequate fundamental skills in literacy and numeracy. URC’s Reading within Reach (REACH) initiative, funded by USAID, is working to address this deficit by...

Seven webinars: March 8, 2018 to September 12, 2018, 9:00-10:00 am EST
February 21, 2018

This webinar series explores some of the ASSIST project’s most important results and learning in the past five years to achieve an AIDS-free generation, prevent child and maternal deaths, and effectively combat other public health threats. Each webinar will address a different topic and draw on...

US Ambassador Jackson cuts ribbon with Ghana Ministry of Health and other local officials.
February 07, 2018

Warivi, GHANA — On January 31, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson and the Honorable Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, commissioned four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in Mion and Yendi Districts in the Northern Region. In attendance were the Director...

A family from the municipality of Palín in Escuintla, Guatemala whose daughter Dulce was born with congenital Zika syndrome with microcephaly. ASSIST staff work with local health facilities to ensure Dulce and her family receive the care they need. Credit: Amalia Lima, Director of Health Center in Palín
January 31, 2018

The good news is that there was a dramatic reduction in the number of Zika infections in 2017. The bad news? Zika is unlikely to disappear, and health systems across the Americas are still woefully unprepared to deal with the virus and its consequences.

URC supports innovative and evidence-based interventions to combat MDR-TB in high-burden countries worldwide
January 25, 2018

TB CARE II project partners with Ministries of Health, national TB control programs, national reference laboratories, academic institutions, the private sector, and community and civil society institutions to ensure that work is locally supported and sustainable.

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...

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