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M. Rashad Massoud
August 21, 2018

ISQua has established The International Academy of Quality & Safety (IAQS) to recognize distinguished individuals who have made a significant contribution in the field of Quality and Safety in Healthcare. The Academy recognizes excellence of leadership within research, academia or service...

Anita Busheal, a mother and community health volunteer
August 15, 2018

The Ghana Health Service, supported by the USAID Systems for Health Project, is working to improve the delivery of primary health care services at the community level, bringing healthcare closer to the doorsteps of Ghanaians. Systems for Health works with the Ghana Health Service to organize and...

Working with Community Health Workers in Guatemala, 2010
August 13, 2018

Tisna Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Ph.D., URC’s Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice President for International Development, will retire in September after a 30-year career at URC. Recently, Tisna took time to offer some thoughts and insights on her vast experience in providing technical leadership...

August 09, 2018
Vineeta Gupta, MD, JD, LL.M, URC Senior Technical Advisor, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)

E​ighteen years ago, I saw a mother die. I’ll never forget her last words, which she said with tears streaming down her cheeks: “Is my baby OK?” At the time, I led the postpartum...

July 24, 2018

To achieve 95-95-95 targets for HIV epidemic control, facilities and other HIV service delivery points (e.g., communities) need to provide efficient and effective services to ensure that people living with HIV know their status, receive and sustain antiretroviral therapy, and achieve viral...

Patient in post-op is all smiles.
July 22, 2018

In its first year, the USAID Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Project facilitated more than 70,000 medical male circumcisions in KwaZulu-Natal Province, bringing the province’s total to more than 1 million.

Kesaobaka Dikgole
July 20, 2018

Botswana remains one of the countries most affected by HIV/AIDS. Fortunately, not many people are dying due to AIDS these days, but close to one in four Batswana needs regular, reliable access to the medical system — for life-saving drugs and routine check-ups — for the rest of his or her life...

A mother is tested for HIV at Kawolo Hospital, Eastern Uganda
July 10, 2018

More than 1.4 million people in Uganda – approximately 6.5 percent of the country’s population – are HIV positive. Uganda is working to reduce this rate with international assistance, but many personal and cultural barriers stand in the way of Ugandans from seeking HIV testing and treatment.

Samson Kironde, URC’s Director of PEPFAR/Global Fund Activities on the HRH2030 Project.
July 09, 2018

Samson Kironde, Ph.D., URC’s Director of PEPFAR/Global Fund Activities on the HRH2030 Project, will appear on a satellite panel and give two poster presentations at the 22nd International HIV and AIDS Conference in Amsterdam from July 23-27.

Photo credit: Christer Gundersen, Global Digital Library
June 28, 2018

The Global Digital Library – launched in April and supported by URC – plans to have reading materials available in at least 100 languages in digital and print formats by the end of 2020.