South Africa

URC’s work in South Africa began under USAID’s Quality Assurance Project (QAP) when our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, provided technical assistance and conducted operations research on health care quality improvement. This work helped to raise awareness in countries and internationally that quality improvement (QI) is an essential component of health system strengthening and that quality standards and QI capacity development are vital to the development of health care systems in even the most resource-constrained countries.

Our QI work continued on through the Health Care Improvement Project (HCI), also by USAID. HCI provided technical leadership and country assistance for the application of modern QI methods to strengthen the health system. URC has also worked in South Africa in the areas of maternal, newborn and child health, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and reproductive health and family planning.