Delivering health care in rural areas comes with a unique set of challenges and rural India, where more than half of the population lives, is no different.

URC first began working in India in 1981 when our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, undertook multi-country research to guide developing countries in strengthening their primary health care services. URC led the Asia Family Planning Operations Research Project from 1985–1991, which provided technical support to improve, through operations research, the cost-effectiveness and user accessibility of family planning programs. URC was also instrumental in a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, researching potential demand for diagnostics of high morbidity and mortality diseases in developing countries.  

In recent years, URC has supported the global and regional components of USAID’s Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project and Strengthening TB Case Detection Treatment and TB-HIV Coordinated Activities.