Costa Rica

While Costa Rica has experience success in addressing the healthcare needs of its population, initiatives launched in the country are strengthening the overall infrastructure.

The USAID-funded Quality Assurance Project (QAP), implemented in 1990, was URC’s first foray in Costa Rica. For nearly 20 years, QAP provided technical assistance and conducted operations research on health care quality improvement. More recently, URC has been engaged in a CDC initiative, HIV Co-Infection Surveillance Strategies for Program Planning in the Central America Region, working to strengthen HIV/TB surveillance and control. The project, which launched in 2014, is building the capacity of health care workers to prevent and control TB infection and to detect and deliver clinical services to HIV patients with TB.