For 27 years, Angola endured a devastating conflict that claimed the lives of nearly a half million people, and displaced over a million Angolans. Faced with challenges in the aftermath, there was an extraordinary need to restore and sustain the nation’s infrastructure.

In 2000, two years before the end of the decades-long war, URC first began working in Angola through a project funded by the World Bank to assess grants administration and provide technical assistance to improve the management of community actions grants. In 2014, new work in support of a USAID-funded project was launched, giving URC the opportunity to improve the health of all people—especially women, children and other vulnerable populations—in Angola by expanding basic health services (including family planning), strengthening national health systems and addressing global issues and special concerns, such as HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.