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A quality improvement team shares results with an improvement coach trained by USAID Systems for Health. Photo credit: Jack Gordon, DDC International
July 29, 2021

URC has been awarded the four-year Quality Services for Health (Q4H) Activity by USAID/Ghana to support the Government of Ghana’s leadership to promote and oversee improved quality health services across the public and private health sectors.

July 26, 2021

URC’s USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES-EC) Project integrated PrEP into its community HIV prevention program – targeting key and priority populations, including commercial sex workers – in October 2019.

Boniface Harerimana takes blood samples to test for HIV. Photo credit: URC
July 19, 2021

Boniface Harerimana, a community health worker at the Rukaramu Health Center in Burundi since 2013, provides care and support to people living with HIV (PLHIV). The health center is one of the 21 health units in Bujumbura Rural Province supported by the USAID Reaching an AIDS-Free Generation (...

Lukungu Sospetari (right) and his wife during a home visit by the sub-county health worker to collect a TB sputum sample. Photo credit: USAID RHITES-EC
July 12, 2021

In June 2020, Mr. Lukungu Sospetari, 84, visited Busesa Health Center IV in Bugweri District, Uganda, complaining of a cough, general weakness, and weight loss – all symptoms of a tuberculosis (TB) infection. During the visit he was diagnosed with TB. Sospetari was immediately started on a six-...

Families in Motion beneficiary JM and her family at a community resource fair at City Park in Bridgeton, NJ in April 2021. She and her family met their goal of improving their health with the help of a Families in Motion nutrition workshop. She added more fruits and vegetables to their diet and increased how often they walk for exercise. Photo credit: URC
June 30, 2021

URC’s non-profit affiliate – the Center for Human Services (CHS), has delivered a range of education and support services to the Hispanic community in southern New Jersey for over 25 years. Families in Motion (FIM), a multi-county collaborative supporting families on their journeys to success,...

Two young lives saved by the USAID Reaching an AIDS-Free Generation (RAFG) Activity. Photo credit: URC
June 17, 2021

Since 2018, the USAID Reaching an AIDS-Free Generation (RAFG) Activity has supported an HIV community testing approach utilizing community health workers (CHWs) to target vulnerable women and orphans. Led by FHI360 with URC as a subcontractor, RAFG is supporting Burundi to achieve HIV prevention...

Carmen shares her story. Photo credit: URC
June 16, 2021

“When I stopped using drugs and completed treatment, my physical, mental, and emotional life changed,” said Carmen. “I cried and told myself that it is never too late to change.”

Robert P’okot Olanya tests Gifty Akello for malaria. Photo credit: Prica Alanyo
June 07, 2021

In March of 2020, Uganda identified its first COVID-19 case. As the government began to use health centers as COVID-19 quarantine sites, people began to stop seeking health services there for fear of contracting the virus. Health center visits for care and malaria prevention and treatment...

Amalia Azurdia (second from left), Director of the Logistics Management Unit of the Guatemala Ministry of Health, with staff from GS1 and URC after completion of first URC-supported training session on GS1 standards. Also pictured: (L-R) Luigi Jaramillo, URC Supply Chain Technical Advisor; Patricia Villeda with URC; and Gustavo Ramirez and Ana Blasberg with GS1.
May 28, 2021

Digital technology allows supply chain processes to be more simple and agile. It also helps generate reliable and transparent reports to streamline both planning and decision-making resulting in improved access to safe, effective, and quality-assured medicines. During the past decade, URC has...

A village malaria worker conducts a health education session in Angkam Phaem Village, Phnom Prek District, Battambang. Photo credit: Heang Chantha
May 25, 2021

URC has been awarded the five-year Cambodia Malaria Elimination 2 Project (CMEP 2) by USAID/PMI Cambodia to continue support of Cambodia’s National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) to achieve malaria elimination.