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July 24, 2012

URC and its not-for-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), is participating in the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) this week, July 22–27, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

URC is dedicated to improving the quality of health...

An expert patient (facing the audience) teaches HIV patients about adherence to ARVs.
July 23, 2012

Of the many people he interacts with every day as volunteer at Tanzania’s Sabasaba Health Centre, Hamis* remembers one in particular.

A Nigerian woman receives an HIV test from HACCI's laboratory advisor.
July 20, 2012

As a chronic, complex, communicable, and widely stigmatized disease, HIV poses challenges to health systems that require proven and innovative solutions that are keenly responsive to local conditions.

Data collectors interview a key informant at the regional level.
July 19, 2012

More than 25,000 health professionals, activists, global and community leaders, and people living with HIV will gather in Washington, DC, next week to take part in the XIX International AIDS Conference.

A young girl shown in the film, "Care that Counts: Applying Quality Standards to OVC Services in Kenya."
July 18, 2012

Due to the long-term effects of HIV/AIDS and poverty, families and communities in many countries cannot provide care and support to large numbers of children.

Front cover of World Population publication
July 10, 2012

Health leaders will gather in London July 11, World Population Day , to raise awareness and support for family planning.

June 29, 2012

An article by public health specialists at University Research Co., LLC (URC) describes how Ecuador successfully introduced a modern delivery practice nationwide within six years, transforming its approach to maternal health in the process.

The new SOPs (cover pictured here) provide guidelines for laboratories nationwide on conducting quality microscopy for malaria diagnosis.
June 27, 2012

The Cambodian Ministry of Health published its first National Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) for Malaria Microscopy Quality Assurance in May. The SOPs were developed with support from URC, which has worked closely with the National Malaria Center (CNM) through the USAID Malaria Control in...

A CHW conducting a follow-up visit to a child who had a fever in the preceding days; Dhaka, Bangladesh.
June 21, 2012

Three URC staff participated in a US Government-sponsored evidence summit on community health workers (CHWs) this month. Organized by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the summit convened experts to examine community and formal health system activities that support and improve...

Dr. May Aung Lin, CAP-Malaria Country Program Manager (left), and Dr. Htun Naing Oo, Director General, Department of Health, shake hands after signing the letter of agreement.
June 20, 2012

Last month, University Research Co. (URC) and the Myanmar Ministry of Health agreed to work together to battle malaria, paving the way for the USAID Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) to begin in Myanmar. CAP-Malaria strives to prevent and control malaria infections and to...