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Dr. Rogers Twesigye (right), supports midwives with capturing data on malaria in pregnancy using intermittent presumptive treatment at Namwendwa Health Centre IV in Kamuli District, Uganda.
November 23, 2020

Dr. Rogers Twesigye is responsible for leading the coordination and implementation of the malaria component of the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES-EC) activity – implemented by URC – and for coordinating with the National Malaria Control Program in Uganda.

Ranjith De Alwis (middle), Deputy Chief of Party for CMEP and Krung Siv (right), Phnom Kravnah Operational District Team Leader, talk to Rith Sarath (left), farmer and forest goer about his positive test for malaria. Photo credit: Chandara Um, URC
November 20, 2020

In 2018, after years of steadily declining malaria-related deaths, Cambodia reported zero such deaths for the first time. The country is on track to eliminate malaria entirely by 2025. These results are not a coincidence, but the result of years of efforts by malaria programs funded by USAID,...

Baby Innocent Rubagakene
November 9, 2020

To improve newborn quality of care and survival, the RHITES-N, Acholi Activity is scaling up newborn care units at six hospitals, the Kitgum General Hospital, and Level IV HCs. RHITES-N, Acholi also has helped plan kangaroo care spaces at more than 40 Level III HCs in the subregion.

Screening and assessment of PWUDs in Malabon City take place behind protective barriers. Photo credit:  Shooting Mafia
November 2, 2020

USAID RenewHealth works to help persons who use drugs (PWUDs), people in recovery, and their families to access informal care, self-help, or community-based rehabilitation. In Malabon City, one of the supported sites of the USAID RenewHealth, the project is building on early efforts to reduce...

October 27, 2020

Efforts to halt the spread of malaria, tuberculosis (TB), HIV, and other diseases depend on quality testing capabilities. URC and our partners, in support of USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance framework, helped the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (JRRH) Laboratory obtain the International...

October 13, 2020

URC-DHAPP worked with the UPDF Directorate of HIV/AIDS to implement strategies to retain patients in care and ensure continuity of services. Key strategies included creating makeshift clinics near the military bases and initiating community drug deliveries and multi-month drug dispensing.

September 18, 2020

Global pandemic expert Dennis Carroll has been appointed URC’s Senior Advisor for Global Health Security and URC Global Advisory Board member.

On Sept. 1 and 2, the USAID TB CARE II Project hosted a two-day virtual forum entitled “The Future of Digital Health for Ending TB,” which marked the end of 10 years of project implementation.
September 14, 2020

The USAID TB CARE II Project , implemented by URC, hosted a two-day virtual forum entitled “The Future of Digital Health for Ending TB ,” attended by 1,150 people from more than 65 countries.

A feedback session conducted by the Accreditation Department of the Jordan Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) in 2019. The HCAC has used such feedback to steadily refine and improve its processes.
September 11, 2020

The URC-led Jordan Health Care Accreditation Project established an independent national health care accreditation organization in Jordan and laid the foundation for its future governance and sustainability.

A nurse giving iron tablets to a pregnant women during her routine antenatal care visit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital. © USAID RHITES-EC
September 10, 2020

The USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES-EC) Project, in collaboration with International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition, and the Uganda Ministry of Health, conducted an assessment to...