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March 12, 2019

Thabani Hlongwane, a 33-year-old man living in Johannesburg, is enthusiastic about referring men for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Thabani was circumcised in January 2019 at Hillbrow Community Health Center (CHC), one of the public health facilities in South Africa supported by the...

Charlene Coore-Desai, URC Resident Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project, Jamaica
March 7, 2019

Charlene Coore-Desai, URC Resident Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project, Jamaica, spoke with URC ASSIST partner, WI-HER, LLC, to share insights about the impact of one strong woman in her life and why this day is so important.

H.E. Eng Huot, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Health, congratulates URC’s Dr. Neeraj Kak, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, at event highlighting project accomplishments
January 17, 2019

Through a series of projects, URC has been present in Cambodia for 16 years working to improve access to high-quality, affordable health care for Cambodians. Accomplishments of URC’s most-recent projects in country, the USAID Quality Health Services (QHS) Project and the Social Health Protection...

Health worker Stanley Ibula (standing) with Moses and his family. Photo credit: Louisa K. Nakitende, USAID RHITES-EC Project
January 14, 2019

Stanley Ibula is one of 131 sub-county health workers trained by USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES-EC) Project to support health care workers conduct tuberculosis (TB) sensitization, case identification, and linkage to treatment. As a...

January 11, 2019

The USAID-funded Transparency in Health Engagement Project, implemented by University Research Co., LLC (URC), is helping address these challenges. The project works with three government independent institutions and selected civil society organizations and media sources to encourage...

Locally made, the "Akpini Queen," will serve as a blueprint for future medical boats in Ghana.
December 28, 2018

Locally made, the pontoon boat, christened "Akpini Queen," is equipped with two washrooms, medical supplies, a radio transmitter and receiver, and life jackets. The first of its kind in Ghana, this vessel will serve as a blueprint for the manufacture of future medical boats in the country.

Keynote speaker Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Director, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, Chief Medical and Quality Officer/ Senior Vice President at URC
December 5, 2018

Uganda’s use of quality improvement (QI) approaches to maximize health outcomes began in 1994 when the Ministry of Health (MOH) established a quality assurance program to support health service delivery and strengthen health services management at the central and regional referral hospital level...

Esther
November 30, 2018

Esther, age 32, had never imagined that someone who is HIV-positive could give birth to an HIV-negative child. She learned this during her first antenatal care visit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (JRRH) in Uganda when expecting her first child in 2012. Today, Esther has three children, all...

Photo credit: SUSTAIN Project
November 27, 2018

Global HIV/AIDS statistics showing a decline in HIV/AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections give hope that an HIV-free generation is in sight. New technology and biomedical research have resulted in better HIV prevention and treatment options. Despite these advances, adolescent girls and...

Yadira Gómez
November 26, 2018

Yadira’s leadership in promoting human rights and the prevention of HIV and STIs landed her recognition from USAID in 2017 for her work. She currently serves as General Secretary of the Union of Trans Domestic Workers and Various Trades (SITRADOTRANS in Spanish) in Nicaragua.

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