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March 31, 2017

The Center for Human Services (CHS), URC's not-for-profit affiliate, has been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to manage collaborative efforts to improve access to quality assured viral load test results in Malawi.

Blood sample collected from baby's heel.
March 29, 2017

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project supports Côte d’Ivoire’s national HIV care and treatment program to improve health service delivery to people living with HIV and to build local leadership and ownership. The...

A mother, wearing a  blue shirt, shares a quiet moment with her newborn infant, who rests in a pouch against  her chest.. Photo courtesy UNICEF/Pirazzi
March 29, 2017

The USAID ASSIST Project participated in the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network) . The network aims to support every pregnant woman, newborn and child with good-quality health care in order to reduce maternal and...

USAID ASSIST/Uganda staff
March 24, 2017

As we observe World TB Day today, we’d like to share what the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project has been accomplishing in northern Uganda to fight this pervasive disease.

USAID’s strategic objectives for TB include improving access to high quality...

In Cambodia, a village malaria worker gives a man a rapid diagnostic test while his wife and daughter look on.
December 28, 2016

URC has been awarded the USAID-funded Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project to further efforts to eliminate malaria in Cambodia. The project will draw upon the innovative 1-3-7 pre-elimination activities conducted under CAP-Malaria in Cambodia, scaling up and extending activities to priority...

Four women participate in the Enabling Writers Workshop in Jakarta, November 21-26, 2016
December 21, 2016

The Enabling Writers initiative is designed to train teams of local writers to produce hundreds of decodable and leveled books with content that reflects the child’s...

A staff nurse provides antenatal care services to pregnant woman in Mewat District, Haryana, India
December 15, 2016

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project started working in India in August 2013. The project worked in six USAID-supported states to build improvement capacity by enhancing the commitment and capability of leaders at the national, state, and district levels...

December 12, 2016

Despite improvements in health-care, disadvantages persist among rural, less educated, and indigenous populations in Ecuador. The USAID-funded, CHS-managed Cotopaxi Child Survival Grant created a provincial-level network of health services, including community agents to improve access, quality,...

Two women and a man in discussion at the Universal Health Coverage knowledge café, a satellite session presented by WHO and facilitated by USAID assist at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, Canada in November, 2016
December 12, 2016

To mark UHC Day, URC's Lani Marquez, Knowledge Management Director, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, reflects on the importance of including quality in conversations about universal health...

December 06, 2016

URC's Donna Jacobs, Chief of Party for the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, co-authored an article ...