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March 24, 2015

CEPAT marked World TB Day in Indonesia by organizing door-to-door campaigns in seven project-supported districts, reaching 2,800 households with TB information and screening services.

Patient initiated treatment at a new district hospital.
March 23, 2015

The expansion of hospital capacity for inpatient management of drug-resistant TB patients and the transfer of patients to cPMDT, usually within two months after initiation of treatment, have enabled Bangladesh's National TB Control Program to significantly increase the enrollment of patients in...

Vice President H.E. Dr. Mohammed Gharib Bilal addressing participants during the National MVC Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Delphina Ntangeki, URC
March 11, 2015

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project participated at the first National Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on February 18 - 20, 2015.

Dr. Rodrigo Bustamante
March 11, 2015

Dr. Bustamante was a public health leader who was loved and respected by his colleagues in Guatemala and URC worldwide. His belief in mentorship, respect for others, personal growth, and dignity for all humanity were evident in the amount of passion and dedication he exhibited in every aspect of...

MDR-TB patient Mohammed Helal withdraws his stipend, paid to him monthly using mobile banking services, from an ATM close to his house
March 03, 2015

In Bangladesh, the introduction of mobile money makes life easier for TB patients and the people who care for them.

A closeup of a health equity fund operator verifying information provided by a patient's HEF card.
February 17, 2015

The USAID Social Health Protection (SHP) Project, managed by University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners, supports the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in its ambitious goal of moving towards universal health coverage by the end of the project in 2018. The SHP Project, building on the...

USAID/PHCPI launched free e-learning courses for primary health care professionals
January 08, 2015

USAID/ PHCPI helped the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MOH) update over 30 managerial and clinical guidelines to current international standards; the free e-courses, which are being implemented across Iraq through the MOH and departments of health, help ensure the sustainability and continued impact...

Svay Phalla and his family have a measure of financial security, thanks to the HEF. Image courtesy of The Social Health Protection Project, Cambodia
January 07, 2015

In Cambodia, extreme poverty includes those who are reasonably certain of their food supply for a single day and those who are not. A family might have only a single meal all day. Imagine, then, the terrible burden that any expense—let alone a large medical bill—would impose upon such a family...

December 23, 2014

Two of URC’s projects – SUSTAIN and HCI – have been selected as among the top ten cases of health systems strengthening by the USAID Global Health Bureau Office of Health Systems (GH/OHS) – out of 145 submitted candidates!

Photo by Marco Dormino for UN Photo. Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
December 05, 2014

The USAID-funded Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti (SSQH) Nord project focuses on quality health service delivery in the departments of Nord, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest and Artibonite. In Year 2, SSQH-Nord strategies will address gender-based violence (GBV) and child protection (CP).