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Hospital Lab Accreditation Improves Patient Care and Safety in Uganda

Hospital Lab Accreditation Improves Patient Care and Safety in Uganda

Efforts to halt the spread of malaria, tuberculosis (TB), HIV, and other diseases depend on quality testing capabilities. URC and our partners, in support of USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance framework, helped the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (JRRH) Laboratory obtain the International Organization of…

Ugandan Military Adapts to Improve Care and Retention of HIV Clients During COVID-19

Ugandan Military Adapts to Improve Care and Retention of HIV Clients During COVID-19

The Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) Uganda, implemented by URC, supports the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) in delivering HIV services to Uganda’s military, their families, and communities near the military bases. As part of the country’s response to the COVID-19…

URC Names Dennis Carroll, Former USAID Pandemic Expert, as Senior Advisor for Global Health Security

URC Names Dennis Carroll, Former USAID Pandemic Expert, as Senior Advisor for Global Health Security

Global pandemic expert Dennis Carroll has been appointed URC’s Senior Advisor for Global Health Security and URC Global Advisory Board member. “Dennis’s depth and breadth of experience will greatly enhance URC’s global health security capabilities and response,” said Suellen Estrin, URC Chair…

TB CARE II Forum Highlights Need for Digital Health Technologies in a World with COVID-19

TB CARE II Forum Highlights Need for Digital Health Technologies in a World with COVID-19

The USAID TB CARE II Project, implemented by URC and partners, recently hosted a two-day virtual forum entitled “The Future of Digital Health for Ending TB.” The event, attended by 1,150 people from more than 65 countries – including all USAID TB priority…

URC Project Led to Self-Sustaining Health Care Accreditation Council in Jordan

URC Project Led to Self-Sustaining Health Care Accreditation Council in Jordan

URC-led health projects seek to help countries achieve significant and sustainable improvements to their health systems, institutions, and policies. Ultimately, our programs work to achieve more capable health workforces, stronger governance, and healthier populations. URC has a track record of leading programs…

A Quick Pivot: Delivering HIV Services to Key and Priority Populations During COVID-19

A Quick Pivot: Delivering HIV Services to Key and Priority Populations During COVID-19

When the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Uganda in March 2020, the Government of Uganda instituted guidelines restricting the movement of public and private vehicles. This made it difficult for clients to reach health facilities throughout Gulu District in Northern…