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Blood samples are taken from patients at a government health facility in Busia district in East Central Uganda
January 11, 2021

Wilbur, a 38-year-old husband and father of six children in Makada Village, received an unexpected phone call one day. A health worker at the Buyinja Health Center IV said Wilbur – who has HIV – was due to have a viral load (VL) test at the center the next day. Wilbur wasn’t feeling well, so he...

Teen Club member Skhumbuzo
December 14, 2020

This story is told by a 15-year-old male Kudvumisa Teen Club member. URC’s Strengthening Local Capacity to Deliver Sustainable Quality-Assured Universal Coverage of Clinical HIV/TB Services in Lubombo Region Project provided technical assistance and ongoing mentoring to facilities to establish...

Ma Zar Zar Mon, an integrated community malaria volunteer from Me-Wa-Khi Village, Minletpan Rural Health Center, Myawaddy Township, Myanmar. Photo credit: Defeat Malaria Activity
December 07, 2020

The USAID/PMI-funded Defeat Malaria Activity, which began in 2016, is supporting malaria elimination efforts by Myanmar’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and Ministry of Health and Sports. The goal? Eliminating malaria in all families, in all villages, in all townships in the country.

Dr. Rogers Twesigye (right), supports midwives with capturing data on malaria in pregnancy using intermittent presumptive treatment at Namwendwa Health Centre IV in Kamuli District, Uganda.
November 23, 2020

Dr. Rogers Twesigye is responsible for leading the coordination and implementation of the malaria component of the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES-EC) activity – implemented by URC – and for coordinating with the National Malaria Control Program in Uganda.

Ranjith De Alwis (middle), Deputy Chief of Party for CMEP and Krung Siv (right), Phnom Kravnah Operational District Team Leader, talk to Rith Sarath (left), farmer and forest goer about his positive test for malaria. Photo credit: Chandara Um, URC
November 20, 2020

In 2018, after years of steadily declining malaria-related deaths, Cambodia reported zero such deaths for the first time. The country is on track to eliminate malaria entirely by 2025. These results are not a coincidence, but the result of years of efforts by malaria programs funded by USAID,...

Baby Innocent Rubagakene
November 09, 2020

To improve newborn quality of care and survival, the RHITES-N, Acholi Activity is scaling up newborn care units at six hospitals, the Kitgum General Hospital, and Level IV HCs. RHITES-N, Acholi also has helped plan kangaroo care spaces at more than 40 Level III HCs in the subregion.

Screening and assessment of PWUDs in Malabon City take place behind protective barriers. Photo credit:  Shooting Mafia
November 02, 2020

USAID RenewHealth works to help persons who use drugs (PWUDs), people in recovery, and their families to access informal care, self-help, or community-based rehabilitation. In Malabon City, one of the supported sites of the USAID RenewHealth, the project is building on early efforts to reduce...

October 27, 2020

Efforts to halt the spread of malaria, tuberculosis (TB), HIV, and other diseases depend on quality testing capabilities. URC and our partners, in support of USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance framework, helped the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (JRRH) Laboratory obtain the International...

October 13, 2020

URC-DHAPP worked with the UPDF Directorate of HIV/AIDS to implement strategies to retain patients in care and ensure continuity of services. Key strategies included creating makeshift clinics near the military bases and initiating community drug deliveries and multi-month drug dispensing.

September 18, 2020

Global pandemic expert Dennis Carroll has been appointed URC’s Senior Advisor for Global Health Security and URC Global Advisory Board member.