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URC produces a wealth of materials—publications, promotional materials, and tools—to support our projects and aid in the sharing of knowledge and best practices.

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The mobile chest X-ray machine being prepared to carry out screening
Success Stories
April 2018
English

The USAID Defeat TB project is a five-year project that aims to increase TB case notification, case detection and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda. One way the project is working to increase TB case notification is by use of...

USAID Defeat TB Pediatric Advisor taking health workers through the Algorithm for Diagnosis of TB in Children
Success Stories
April 2018
English

Despite the high burden of TB in children, it is estimated that at least two thirds of cases in Uganda go undiagnosed or unreported mainly due to a gap in health worker skills in making a clinical diagnosis, and in the health system. At Mukono Health Center (HC) IV located in Mukono District...

Success Stories
April 2018
English, French

Knowing the importance of antenatal consultations (ANCs), Possotomé’s quality improvement team was not satisfied that only 43% of pregnant women in their catchment area were receiving at least four ANCs (the minimum standard), and only 35% were receiving their first ANC during their first...

A member of a women’s group, facilitating an educational talk
Success Stories
April 2018
English, French

Antenatal care (ANC) attendance has the potential to save lives of women and babies. In Benin, an estimated 86% of women received ANC in 2012.1 Yet, only about 58% received the four ANC visits recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH)2, and less than one...

URC Briefs
April 2018
English

Social and behavior change (SBC) can improve health outcomes by changing the attitudes, perceptions, and practices around health and nutrition decision-making. URC uses SBC to enable individuals, families, and communities to increase control over and improve their health. We use the best...

In 2016, USAID received $366 million to respond to the Zika outbreak, largely in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: Brendan Bannon for USAID, courtesy of Photoshare.
Project Reports
April 2018
English, Spanish

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project builds the capacity of service delivery organizations in USAID-assisted countries to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, client-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of the health and support services they...

Illustration of user at computer reviewing data
Fact Sheets
April 2018
English

URC developed a web-based Demographic Health Surveillance System (DHSS) with offline capabilities which enhances accessibility of real-time data at all management levels, promotes data use for decision making, and invites coordination of health program activities. This system supports system...

Tippy-tap design for washing hands
Fact Sheets
March 2018
English

In Indonesia, the Millennium Challenge Account— Indonesia (MCA-I) is implementing the Community‐Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Project (CBHN) to reduce and prevent low birth weight, childhood stunting and malnutrition, and increase household income through cost savings,...

A more open and safer environment for personnel and patients at the Coatepeque Health Center
Success Stories
March 2018
English

The Coatepeque Health Center in Guatemala treats on average 60 new tuberculosis (TB) cases a year, a figure which might in fact be higher, since the search and detection of respiratory symptomatic cases is still very limited. The risk of contracting TB was an infection concern for patients and...

New TB clinic with improved ventilation
Success Stories
March 2018
English

The 24 de Diciembre Health Center in Panama City serves a community with high risk for TB infection due to high levels of poverty, low educational levels, poor access to basic services, overcrowding, and large migrant and indigenous populations. In 2015, 30 cases of TB were detected at the...