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A child on the streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
August 6, 2020

A recently completed assessment by the Implementation Science Collaboration on Urban Health in East Africa provides new insights about the challenges facing urban populations in East Africa. USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project, led by URC, supported an...

Jessica Ayoo and her daughter Oliver
August 4, 2020

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 from August 1-7, we highlight the stories of three women who overcame challenges to give their babies the ideal food for healthy development.

Arnold Trebach, URC's first senior-executive officer. Image © C-SPAN 1993.
July 29, 2020

Arnie – an incredible visionary and humanitarian – was a PhD social scientist, a civil rights lawyer, and a tireless advocate for the underserved.

Lorna in counseling session with her clients in Quezon City
July 27, 2020

Lorna Banaag Siute is a community facilitator in charge of five districts or barangays in Quezon City, where she and her colleagues counsel persons who use drugs (PWUDs). She has been doing this challenging work for four years – persevering because she finds fulfillment in touching the lives of...

Rose welcomes a sprayer to her home after learning about the benefits of indoor residual spraying. Photo by Louisa K. Nakitende
July 20, 2020

A team of community health workers supported by the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (RHITES-EC) Activity conducted a community dialogue to inform village residents about indoor residual spraying (IRS) and how it can help reduce incidents of malaria...

Dr. Jennifer Alejandro conducts a drug dependency examination with a client. The examination determines the level of addiction and mental health issues associated with drug use. Photo credit: Red Santos
July 13, 2020

Jennifer Alejandro, MD, is Chief of the Anti-Drug Abuse Council of Pateros City, a project site of URC’s USAID RenewHealth – Expanding Access to Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation (CBDR) Project in the Philippines.

July 1, 2020

As a mother of six, a wife, and a schoolteacher, Aisha, 38, was worried she might have contracted tuberculosis (TB) again when she developed severe chest pains and started coughing up blood. She had been diagnosed and treated for TB in 2014. Aisha did not want to transmit this disease to her...

Dr. Top Samphornarann (right), CMEP Technical Coordinator, examines a mosquito collected by a village volunteer.  Photo credit: Ranjith de Alwis, CMEP Deputy Chief of Party
June 22, 2020

Effective malaria prevention requires several interventions, a key one of which is understanding and monitoring mosquito behavior and insecticide resistance. This includes gathering accurate information about species composition, seasonality, larval habitats and behaviors, including their host...

Young women at a DREAMS boot camp convened in part by the URC-implemented RHITES-N. Acholi Activity in Northern Uganda. Photo credit: RHITES-N. Acholi
June 11, 2020

To prevent HIV among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) at risk in the Acholi sub-region, the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES-N. Acholi) Activity is implementing the Determined Resilient Empowered AIDS-Free Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) partnership in three...

June 4, 2020

How does a health system develop standards of Zika-related care amid a pandemic? How does a health system address overutilization of diagnostic tests, specialist services, and medications, particularly antibiotics, to address pediatric respiratory tract infections in a private sector system...

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