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Nasimah Diron, Marawi City TB Program Nurse Coordinator, flashes a peace sign and a smile after visiting a TB patient with her team. Photo credit: URC
May 20, 2020

Under current quarantines to reduce the spread of COVID-19, access to tuberculosis (TB) services has become even more challenging. Provision of essential health services – including TB diagnosis, treatment, and care – must continue. TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and the...

Nursing Officer Joweria Kasiir was appointed the district HIV focal person given her success managing the largest client load in the district and improving quality of services resulting in  Kamuli becoming the district’s best performing facility.
May 11, 2020

By Joweria Kasiir, Nursing Officer, Kamuli General ART Clinic, Uganda As a child, I always admired health workers. My late father was a health worker who continuously upgraded his skills and helped me become a nurse. He even personally escorted me to complete the application for nursing school...

Rose, a nursing officer in-charge at Kyabazaala Health Center III (HCIII), a tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic and treatment center in Mukono district, Uganda.
May 11, 2020

Rose is a nursing officer in-charge at Kyabazaala Health Center III (HCIII), a tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic and treatment center in Mukono district, Uganda. With support from the USAID Defeat TB Project, Rose formed a quality improvement team at the facility to improve TB service delivery....

Carlos Cuéllar, URC Executive Vice President
May 4, 2020

URC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carlos Cuéllar, MD, MPH, as URC’s Executive Vice President, effective May 4, 2020.

Group health education session for forest goers applying COVID-19-mandated social distancing. Photo credit: Dr. Thant Ko Ko (Defeat Malaria Project).
April 25, 2020

As countries across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, URC continues efforts to prevent, detect, and treat malaria. On World Malaria Day, observed April 25, URC reaffirms our commitment to the global fight to end the disease. URC is leading programs to prevent and treat malaria...

Providing care at a temporary mobile military outpost in Uganda
April 21, 2020

Mr. Hamidu remembers the day – July 20, 2010 – when he was told he was HIV positive. Diagnosed at a public health facility in Kotido District, Uganda, he immediately started on HIV treatment. He receives care and treatment at a military outpost supported by URC’s Department of Defense HIV/AIDS...

Rosa works in the urban organic garden managed by the local government unit and a USAID RenewHealth site. Photo credit: Red Santos.
April 16, 2020

The URC-implemented USAID RenewHealth Project helps people who use drugs, those in recovery, and their families obtain access to information, care, self-help, and community-based rehabilitation and recovery support. The project assists local government units at 20 sites across the Philippines...

March 20, 2020

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health challenge globally and in Uganda. In Uganda, some 89,000 people develop TB each year, with only 60,000 diagnosed. Of those diagnosed and started on treatment, only seven of ten complete treatment. A key barrier to diagnosis and treatment is stigma. In...

A health worker speaks with KI’s contacts. Credit: USAID Defeat TB
March 20, 2020

KI, a resident of Kisenyi, one of the largest slums in Kampala, had been out of touch with his family for several years. When he fell ill, he reached out to his sister, a health worker, who took him to Mengo Hospital, a private not-for profit hospital in Kampala, to be tested for TB.

BARMMHealth’s capacity-building efforts have prepared health workers to adapt messaging to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: BARMMHealth, URC Philippines
March 16, 2020

For decades URC has worked with national programs to advance efforts to combat infectious diseases including tuberculosis (TB), HIV, malaria, and other emerging and reemerging diseases. URC-led programs have strengthened health systems by developing polices, standards, guidelines, and the...

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