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URC’s non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), began its work in Honduras with the implementation of the USAID-funded Primary Health Care Operations Research Project (PRICOR) in 1981, which implemented multi-country research to guide developing countries in strengthening their primary health care services.
In 1990, URC and CHS launched the Quality Assurance Project, another far-reaching USAID-funded initiative, providing global leadership for health care quality assurance. Our work in Honduras continued with projects including the National Plan for Maternal and Child Mortality Reduction (2007-2012), strengthening Country Coordinating Mechanisms (2007-2012), and Community-Based Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Innovation (2009-2012).
URC has remained committed to improving health in Honduras through initiatives such as the Project to Strengthen the Regional Response to Tuberculosis, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections, which provides technical support to Ministry of Health. Of equal importance is the CDC-funded HIV Co-Infection Surveillance Strategies for Program Planning, which URC first launched in 2014 to strengthen HIV/TB surveillance and control through Central America in the areas of clinical, laboratory and strategic information management.