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October 27, 2015

Malaria is both preventable and treatable. Yet, in Cambodia, an estimated 1.6 million people are at risk of malaria and about half a million of these live in the high transmission forest areas. The disease is life threatening and needs early, accurate diagnosis and treatment, which can be...

September 30, 2015

URC is teaming up with a consortium of global health partners, led by Chemonics, formed specifically to provide cutting-edge technical assistance and leadership towards the advancement of global human resources for health (HRH).

July 04, 2015

The Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) awarded USAID's Strengthening Uganda's Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project a certificate of recognition for its outstanding performance and contribution to the country's health laboratory sector. This is the second award presented to SUSTAIN...

Fikira Kisimba, Kagera Ag. RAS, handing over the regional project vehicle and documents to the Kagera Regional Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Rutachunzibwa
July 01, 2015

Recent ceremonies in the Lake Zone of Tanzania marked the upcoming closure of the Diagnosis and Management of Severe Febrile Illness Project, a USAID-supported initiative to reduce the mortality of children with severe febrile illness.

Woman is seated on the floor and weaves a mat from palm fronds.
May 21, 2015

Mrs. Sear Siv is a 51-year-old widow with four young adult children. They live in Srey Rong, a village in Kampong Thom province in Cambodia. Together, they own part of a rice paddy does not provide enough food for the year. They eke out a living by harvesting rice and other vegetables, weaving...

Annie Clark, center, conducts essential newborn/Helping Babies Breathe training in Afghanistan
May 05, 2015

Annie Clark, who has served as a midwife for over three decades, reflects on the importance of midwives in honor of International Day of the Midwife, 2015.

April 28, 2015

The five-year USAID PPL Monitoring and Evaluation (EVAL-ME) IDIQ contract has been awarded to Encompass, with URC as a sub-partner. Tisna Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Senior Vice President of URC’s International Development Group responds, "URC is proud to be a core partner on this diverse team,...

Four URC staff who presented at the event.
April 27, 2015

Novartis , a leading international pharmaceutical company, launched their new Quality Matters campaign featuring guest presentations from URC’s own M. Rashad Massoud, Amy Stern and Amanda Ottosson. On April 20 th , CPO Quality Head, Suzanne Pavon, hosted a...

The Community Health System Strengthening model forms a community team from local groups to support the CTC provider and address gaps in health service
April 13, 2015

Members of the USAID ASSIST project recently published a case study in Human Resources for Health (2015) 13:12. The case study describes how the Community Health System Strengthening model, developed with support from PEPFAR as a strategy to improve community health worker performance, was...

Dr. Adila Hammoud, Iraq Minister of Health, addresses the assembled guests at the closeout ceremonies for USAID's Primary Health Care Project, Iraq
April 07, 2015

Iraq's Ministry of Health and USAID celebrated the conclusion of a successful partnership through the Primary Health Care Project in Iraq.