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On Sept. 1 and 2, the USAID TB CARE II Project hosted a two-day virtual forum entitled “The Future of Digital Health for Ending TB,” which marked the end of 10 years of project implementation.
September 14, 2020

The USAID TB CARE II Project , implemented by URC, hosted a two-day virtual forum entitled “The Future of Digital Health for Ending TB ,” attended by 1,150 people from more than 65...

A feedback session conducted by the Accreditation Department of the Jordan Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) in 2019. The HCAC has used such feedback to steadily refine and improve its processes.
September 11, 2020

The URC-led Jordan Health Care Accreditation Project established an independent national health care accreditation organization in Jordan and laid the foundation for its future governance and sustainability.

A nurse giving iron tablets to a pregnant women during her routine antenatal care visit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital. © USAID RHITES-EC
September 10, 2020

The USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES-EC) Project, in collaboration with International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition, and the Uganda Ministry of Health, conducted an assessment to...

A health worker offers PrEP to a key population client at The AIDS Support Organization, Gulu Branch
August 10, 2020

When the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Uganda in March 2020, the Government of Uganda instituted guidelines restricting the movement of public and private vehicles. This made it difficult for clients to reach health facilities throughout Gulu District in Northern Uganda to receive HIV...

A child on the streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
August 06, 2020

A recently completed assessment by the Implementation Science Collaboration on Urban Health in East Africa provides new insights about the challenges facing urban populations in East Africa. USAID’s Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project, led by URC, supported an...

Jessica Ayoo and her daughter Oliver
August 04, 2020

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 from August 1-7, we highlight the stories of three women who overcame challenges to give their babies the ideal food for healthy development.

Arnold Trebach, URC's first senior-executive officer. Image © C-SPAN 1993.
July 29, 2020

Arnie – an incredible visionary and humanitarian – was a PhD social scientist, a civil rights lawyer, and a tireless advocate for the underserved.

Lorna in counseling session with her clients in Quezon City
July 27, 2020

Lorna Banaag Siute is a community facilitator in charge of five districts or barangays in Quezon City, where she and her colleagues counsel persons who use drugs (PWUDs). She has been doing this challenging work for four years – persevering because she finds fulfillment in touching the lives of...

Rose welcomes a sprayer to her home after learning about the benefits of indoor residual spraying. Photo by Louisa K. Nakitende
July 20, 2020

A team of community health workers supported by the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (RHITES-EC) Activity conducted a community dialogue to inform village residents about indoor residual spraying (IRS) and how it can help reduce incidents of malaria...

Dr. Jennifer Alejandro conducts a drug dependency examination with a client. The examination determines the level of addiction and mental health issues associated with drug use. Photo credit: Red Santos
July 13, 2020

Jennifer Alejandro, MD, is Chief of the Anti-Drug Abuse Council of Pateros City, a project site of URC’s USAID RenewHealth – Expanding Access to Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation (CBDR) Project in the Philippines.