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The USAID | SUSTAIN project has reached nearly half a million people in Uganda with HIV testing and counseling services
December 01, 2015
Snapshot: SUSTAIN

August 20, 2015. It is 8:00 am at the Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda and there are already about 30 or 40 patients in a temporary tent outside of the HIV clinic waiting for their appointment. The hospital has more than 8,000 HIV patients enrolled in care; on...

Rosemary and Sr. Mukwana (The Mother-Baby Care Point In-Charge) share a light moment after her child was declared HIV-negative and taken off treatment for HIV-exposed infants.
December 01, 2015

Uganda, December 1, 2015: A chuckle escaped Rosemary's lips. Chock full of emotion, Rosemary was dumbfounded! She even asked for a moment to catch her breath on seeing her baby’s blood sample slowly rest on the negative edge of an HIV test kit. This was the scene today at the Mother-Baby HIV...

November 25, 2015

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of our friend and colleague, Dr. Mathias Koudrago Yaméogo, a valuable member of our URC team. As Chief of Party for the Benin project, Mathias made measureable progress to improve the quality of care provided to the people of Benin at...

Dr. Nick Goodwin, Dr. Viktoria Stein, Dr. Tamar Chitashvili, and Sebastian Garcia Saisò,
November 24, 2015

Dr. Tamar Chitashvili , RMNCH and NCD technical unit lead of the USAID ASSIST Project, received the Integrated Care Award for Best Paper at the third annual World Congress on Integrated Care .

A nurse provides group counselling at an ANC clinic during a baseline assessment. Systems for Health, Central Region, Ghana 2015.
November 23, 2015

Four studies funded by the TRAction Project will be presented during a workshop in Dar es Salaam hosted by the Performance-Based Financing (PBF) Community of Practice.

Dr. Mirwais Rahimzai, Chief of Party ASSIST Uganda   (3rd left) , Mr. Cornellius Kalema, Assistant Chief Administrative officer-Health Kamuli District (2nd left ) and Dr. Dina Nakiganda  the district health officer (Left) hand over the award certificate to Kulingo VISLA members.
November 20, 2015

The Kulingo Village Savings and Loans Association (VISLA) in Uganda was one of three teams awarded for URC’s community program contest, for their excellent community work.

November 17, 2015

The USAID ASSIST Project has just launched an eLearning course on Improving Health Care Quality through USAID’s Global Health eLearning Center. Free and open to learners from around the world...

GPU members marking World TB Day in Tbilisi, Georgia (2014)
November 12, 2015

This year marks URC’s 50th anniversary of improving the quality of health care, social services, and education worldwide. To celebrate, URC hosted a community program contest asking URC country teams to nominate a local organization that would benefit from URC support. The Georgian Patient’s...

Healthcare workers at all levels benefit from the use of low-tech manikins in patient training simulations
November 09, 2015

High-tech medical manikins like the ones highlighted in the Wall Street Journal (see “New Training Tool for Doctors,” October 19, 2015) offer an incredible training experience for healthcare providers. The cost of these simulations can be prohibitive, however—especially in low-resource countries...

November 05, 2015

From November 10-13, 2015, the USAID|Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project will join over 400 leaders from the private sector, governments, academia, the United Nations, and global development banks at the 2015 Clean Cooking Forum in...