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June 6, 2018

URC is a proud signatory of the Guiding Principles on Preventing Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse by International Development Companies, prepared by the Coalition of International Development Companies (CIDC) of the Professional Services Council (PSC). PSC is a membership organization of...

Midwives practice resuscitating a newborn at Anaka Hospital in Northern Uganda.
June 1, 2018

Although significantly more women receive skilled health care during childbirth now than in past decades, the rate of maternal and newborn deaths remains unacceptably high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO estimates that every year, 303,000 mothers and 2.7 million newborn...

Félicité Tchimou, a member of the Logobo women's group, teaches women in the group about Ebola prevention.
May 31, 2018

The Ebola outbreak from 2014-2016 was so deadly – the disease killed more than 11,000 people – partly because, for the first time, it reached large urban areas with weak disease surveillance and public health systems that provided late and inadequate responses. A new Ebola outbreak in the...

May 8, 2018

USAID has awarded URC the five-year TB Platforms for Sustainable Detection, Care, and Treatment project in the Philippines. This project aims to strengthen essential supportive and cross-cutting Tuberculosis (TB) interventions at the regional, local government, and community levels to increase...

Saw Pe, a migrant travelling to his work place carrying the forest goer kit from Defeat Malaria Project
April 25, 2018

URC is working across the globe to ensure that fewer people contract malaria and that governments are prepared to sustain gains against the disease.

GASA members – 10 to 14 years old – with their mentor at Koumshi village, Guidan Roumji commune, Niger (Credit: Gisele Dunia, URC)
April 25, 2018

Across the Sahel, adolescent girls shoulder a large share of domestic responsibilities. Many have difficulty finishing school, delaying marriage, and avoiding pregnancy-related health problems.

April 12, 2018

Around the world, more than 250 million children either fail to complete more than three years of basic education or do so without acquiring adequate fundamental skills in literacy and numeracy. URC’s Reading within Reach (REACH) initiative, funded by USAID, is working to address this deficit by...

US Ambassador Jackson cuts ribbon with Ghana Ministry of Health and other local officials.
February 7, 2018

Warivi, GHANA — On January 31, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson and the Honorable Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, commissioned four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in Mion and Yendi Districts in the Northern Region. In attendance were the Director...

A family from the municipality of Palín in Escuintla, Guatemala whose daughter Dulce was born with congenital Zika syndrome with microcephaly. ASSIST staff work with local health facilities to ensure Dulce and her family receive the care they need. Credit: Amalia Lima, Director of Health Center in Palín
January 31, 2018

The good news is that there was a dramatic reduction in the number of Zika infections in 2017. The bad news? Zika is unlikely to disappear, and health systems across the Americas are still woefully unprepared to deal with the virus and its consequences.

URC supports innovative and evidence-based interventions to combat MDR-TB in high-burden countries worldwide
January 25, 2018

TB CARE II project partners with Ministries of Health, national TB control programs, national reference laboratories, academic institutions, the private sector, and community and civil society institutions to ensure that work is locally supported and sustainable.