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July 15, 2019

To learn more about the challenges of delivering health care to high-risk populations in the region, URC’s PrevenSida Project, funded by PEPFAR, recently graduated a class of 89 leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who work to provide health services to key populations. The course...

July 10, 2019

HIV infection is the strongest risk factor for a person to develop tuberculosis (TB), and TB is responsible for over a quarter of all AIDS-related deaths worldwide. In Uganda in 2017, 40 percent of TB patients were co-infected with HIV. Despite 94 percent of TB/HIV co-infected patients...

Rice terraces of the Cordillera mountain range in Banaue, Philippines. © 2016 JMM Bimbo Brillo, Courtesy of Photoshare
June 27, 2019

While the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia, the country is challenged by a high burden of both communicable and non-communicable disease and an emerging substance abuse problem. URC is pleased to play a key role in working on three USAID-funded...

Yadira Gómez, transgender woman in Nicaragua, received training on HIV rapid testing and counseling and HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention from the USAID PrevenSida Project.
May 08, 2019

As the PEPFAR 2018 Annual Report shows, HIV/AIDS data from the highest-burden countries show significant progress towards achieving epidemic control – that ‘tipping point’ where the number of new HIV infections falls below the number of deaths from all causes for people living with HIV (PLHIV)....

A newborn resuscitation session at Lacor Hospital, Gulu District, Uganda. The ASSIST Project provided similar mentorships to lower health center service providers including enrolled midwives and nurses on newborn resuscitation.
May 08, 2019

Most maternal and newborn deaths happen during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period. Why? Primarily due to three reasons: delays in seeking appropriate care, an inability to access such care in a timely manner, and inconsistencies in quality of care. However, a targeted quality...

Ministry of Health officials from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines brainstorm how to integrate the ZiCaMas tool into their sustainability plans
May 03, 2019

Representatives from USAID-funded projects, Ministries of Health, UNICEF, PAHO, Save the Children, and NGOs from 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries gathered in Panama City April 24-26 for the USAID Care and Support for Infants, Mothers, and Families affected by Zika Conference. At the...

Psychosocial counselor Doreen from the AIDS Support Organization Health Center in Jinja, Eastern Uganda visits Moses. Photo credit: Louisa K. Nakitende, USAID RHITES-EC Project
April 26, 2019

Doreen, a psychosocial counselor at the AIDS Support Organization (TASO) Health Center in Jinja, Eastern Uganda, recalls the day she visited a weak and emaciated patient named Moses. She found him, bedridden and suffering from chronic diarrhea and vomiting, swollen legs, and intermittent fevers...

Charlene Coore-Desai, URC Resident Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project, Jamaica
March 07, 2019

Charlene Coore-Desai, URC Resident Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project, Jamaica, spoke with URC ASSIST partner, WI-HER, LLC, to share insights about the impact of one strong woman in her life and why this day is so important.

H.E. Eng Huot, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Health, congratulates URC’s Dr. Neeraj Kak, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, at event highlighting project accomplishments
January 17, 2019

Through a series of projects, URC has been present in Cambodia for 16 years working to improve access to high-quality, affordable health care for Cambodians. Accomplishments of URC’s most-recent projects in country, the USAID Quality Health Services (QHS) Project and the Social Health Protection...

Health worker Stanley Ibula (standing) with Moses and his family. Photo credit: Louisa K. Nakitende, USAID RHITES-EC Project
January 14, 2019

Stanley Ibula is one of 131 sub-county health workers trained by USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES-EC) Project to support health care workers conduct tuberculosis (TB) sensitization, case identification, and linkage to treatment. As a...