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Free e-learning course from the USAID ASSIST Project, "Improving Health Care: An introduction to the science of improvement" is now available online
May 3, 2017

This interactive virtual course is structured to give a broad overview of the science of improvement, exploring the key principles and methods necessary to understanding how improvement projects can be implemented in any setting to make health care better.

April 28, 2017

Several years ago, the village of Tilla in Niger's Zinder region made hygiene and sanitation a priority, starting by banning open defecation. Today, a sanitation committee is in charge of galvanizing and promoting the village's overall health and cleanliness, making specific members responsible...

April 10, 2017

URC is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project by USAID, with funding from the Health Research Program 2.0.

Odongo Dickens, seated at an outdoor desk in mask and lab smock, attends to TB patients who wait in the background of the image
April 6, 2017

Senior Clinical Officer Odongo Dickens is Esther Karamagi's TB health worker hero. Read why.

H.E Deborah Malac, US ambassador to Uganda ( right) presents the 2016 PEPFAR Heroes award to Jamil ( center) while Dr Anna Lawino (ASSIST, second from left) and a mission official look on.
April 3, 2017

Meet Matovu Zachariah Jamil, a 25-year-old volunteer counsellor and mobilizer, who used his example as a circumcised man to attest to its numerous benefits and start the very difficult conversation among adult males and their partners.

April 3, 2017

URC has been awarded a new five-year IDIQ contract by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide communications, technical assistance, and training support.

Blood sample collected from baby's heel.
March 29, 2017

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project supports Côte d’Ivoire’s national HIV care and treatment program to improve health service delivery to people living with HIV and to build local leadership and ownership. The project has improved services to more than...

A mother, wearing a  blue shirt, shares a quiet moment with her newborn infant, who rests in a pouch against  her chest.. Photo courtesy UNICEF/Pirazzi
March 29, 2017

The USAID ASSIST Project participated in the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network) . The network aims to support every pregnant woman, newborn and child with good-quality health care in order to reduce maternal and...

USAID ASSIST/Uganda staff
March 24, 2017

As we observe World TB Day today, we’d like to share what the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project has been accomplishing in northern Uganda to fight this pervasive disease.

USAID’s strategic objectives for TB include improving access to high quality...

In Cambodia, a village malaria worker gives a man a rapid diagnostic test while his wife and daughter look on.
December 28, 2016

URC has been awarded the USAID-funded Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project to further efforts to eliminate malaria in Cambodia. The project will draw upon the innovative 1-3-7 pre-elimination activities conducted under CAP-Malaria in Cambodia, scaling up and extending activities to priority...

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