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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 01, 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 04, 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...

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 04, 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...