URC first began working in Panama in 2010 with the CDC’s Project to Strengthen the Response to TB, HIV and STIs, providing technical support to the Ministry of Health to improve TB case management; strengthen lab capacity in TB and HIV; improve HIV counseling and testing; and strengthen the use of data for decision-making by adapting and improving appropriate information systems. URC has worked to strengthen HIV/TB surveillance and control throughout Central America in the areas of clinical, laboratory and strategic information management through HIV Co-Infection Surveillance Strategies for Program Planning.

Since 2017, URC is also implementing e-learning activities and on line case-based discussions with HIV experts from the region and the rest of Latin America, to strengthen clinical knowledge of health care personnel at HIV clinics to improve clinical outcomes of PLHIV.