URC’s first project in Thailand was the USAID-funded Primary Health Care Operations Research Project (PRICOR), which was implemented in 1981 and involved research to guide developing countries in strengthening their primary health care services. Soon thereafter, URC implemented the Asia Family Planning Operations Research Project, followed by the Control and Prevention of Malaria (CAP-Malaria) Project. Currently, CAP aims to contain the spread of the most common and the most deadly parasite that causes malaria in humans. URC has partnered with Save the Children and the Kenan Institute for the project.