Responding to COVID-19

In addition to our immediate COVID-19 responses in Uganda, URC continues to provide technical assistance to facilitate treatment of multidrug-resistant TB patients in Uganda at the Mubende Regional Referral Hospital under the USAID Defeat TB Project


URC’s experience with infectious disease outbreaks – such as Zika and Ebola – has demonstrated how epidemics and pandemics require ongoing and sustained attention, from initial response to recovery.

With the spread of COVID-19, we are supporting ministries of health and other partners across dozens of countries as they implement strategies to test, treat, trace, and isolate for this virus. We are helping governments respond through existing platforms, resources, and infrastructure. And we are identifying opportunities and mobilizing resources to address the immediate pandemic crisis and prepare long-term recovery processes.

At the same time, we continue to fight other infectious diseases. For more than 50 years we have been building health system resilience by helping to:

  • Expand coverage and quality of health services;
  • Improve laboratory capacity for diagnostics and management of infectious diseases;
  • Strengthen information systems for collecting, analyzing, and using transparent and quality data for decision-making and learning; and
  • Improve infection control and biosafety practices.