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December 1, 2016

On November 30, URC organized a national dissemination workshop to share the results of the USAID ǀ PMI Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) in Cambodia. CAP-Malaria staff shared information about the project’s achievements and facilitated discussion about lessons learned from...

In Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, URC strengthened HIV clinic capacity to test for TB. The graph shows that, in 2015, nearly 100% of all HIV clincs where we implemented this intervention were also testing for TB
November 3, 2016

The CDC-LAC project builds health worker capacity to increase the detection and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV. The project supports cross-testing—of people with tuberculosis in the general population for HIV and of people living with HIV for TB—within the healthcare system’s centers for TB...

Dr. Calnan, URC’s Deputy Director of the USAID TB Care II project, presents her team's findings at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health
October 31, 2016

Dr. Calnan, who is URC’s Deputy Director of the USAID TB Care II project in Swaziland, demonstrated WHO’s 4 question screening missed about 85% of TB cases among the study cohort.

A graphic of the AEA's Evaluation 2016 poster, with details on session 2061
October 13, 2016

Evaluation 2016 panelists Molly Cannon, Senior Technical Advisor, Palladium; Eve Namisango; and Diana Chamrad, Improvement Director, University Research Co., LLC, discuss “ Evaluation of a Beneficiary Identification Tool ” on October 27 in Atlanta, Georgia.

US Embassy First Secretary Jeff Bryan and Cote d'Ivoire Minister of Health Raymonde Goudou Coffie celebrate the handover of the national policy for health care and services quality improvement
October 5, 2016

On October 3, 2016, the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in Côte d’Ivoire hosted an official ceremony to adopt a national policy document for improving the quality of health care and services. The event was attended by US Embassy First Secretary Jeff Bryan and USAID Mission Health Office...

Fingers of a blind boy read the braille version of Convention on the Rights of the Child at a blind boys' school, Ramakrishna Mission, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. © 2009 Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare
October 5, 2016

Bookshare offers age-appropriate, high-interest books in Marathi in both human-narrated audio and hard-copy braille to students in four schools for the blind in Maharashtra. It is implemented by Beneficent Technologies (Benetech) with funding from All Children Reading (ACR): A Grand Challenge...

Jay Wechsler, URC President, visits field staff in Uganda (2016)
October 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce the selection of Jay S. Wechsler as the next president of URC and its nonprofit affiliate, Center for Human Services (CHS).

Article co-authors (left to right) Carolyn Hemminger, Ingrid Weiss, and Serena Stepanovic
September 30, 2016

URC staff Ingrid Weiss, Serena Stepanovic, and Carolyn Hemminger recently published the article, “ Use of a Nutrition Behavior Change Counseling Tool: Lessons from a Rapid Qualitative Assessment in Eastern Zambia ,” in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Public Health.

Dr. Molotsi Monyamane, Lesotho Health Minister, addresses the distinguished guests who came to celebrate the opening of Mafeteng Hospital's newly rennovated molecular diagnostic laboratory.
September 15, 2016

URC’s laboratory project supports revitalization of molecular diagnostic laboratory to improve HIV viral load & early infant diagnosis testing in Lesotho. The revitalized hospital laboratory now has the capacity to receive and analyze viral load and early infant diagnosis (EID) samples from...

Screenshot of Tableau-generated chart showing SUSTAIN's progress towards achieving goal: 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression
September 14, 2016

The Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project is pleased to announce the launch of their updated website. The site, which has since been taken offline and archived as the project ended in 2018, provided visitors with quick access to the HIV-related information...

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