Latin America and the Caribbean

Over 30 years ago, URC’s non-profit affiliate, CHS, began supporting ministries of health in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve their primary health care delivery systems. This work included essential obstetric care in Ecuador in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, community health worker training and community mobilization in Brazil, and strengthening the ability of the Dominican Republic to provide high quality health services for its population.

URC became more directly involved with the region in the 1990s to provide leadership for health care quality assurance in USAID-supported programs. Specific countries included Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Colombia.

More recently, URC has further supported health improvement in the areas such as HIV/AIDS in Nicaragua and Paraguay, food and nutrition in Guatemala, HIV and TB surveillance in Panama, and maternal and newborn health in Honduras.