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February 29, 2012

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) named the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) one of five winners in its first-ever “Excellence in Evaluation” contest. The contest recognized the best evaluation reports undertaken by USAID-funded projects.

February 28, 2012

In a blog chronicling her experiences witnessing disrespectful maternal care in Niger and the US, Dr. Kathleen Hill, URC Senior Technical Advisor, reveals her passion for eradicating this problem.

She has worked extensively in both Niger, a...

Left: A health promoter engages 130 pregnant women in a game to deliver a safe motherhood message. Right: Pregnant women take iron with folate following a ceremonial custom.
February 24, 2012

Over a hundred underprivileged pregnant women in the Philippines received timely prenatal care and information on safe pregnancy and delivery, healthy pregnancy spacing, child health, and nutrition thanks to USAID's Health Promotion and Communication Project (HealthPRO) and the Philippine...

HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein, HE Dr. Abdellatif Woreikat (second from left), and HE Eng. Said Darwazeh (right) present a certificate of achievement to a Ma'an Hospital representative
February 23, 2012

Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Muna Al-Hussein, the mother of His Majesty King Abdullah II, attended an event hosted by the Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) in Amman, Jordan this month.

Participants assemble at Iraqs workshop on strengthening primary health care. Photo credit: Ms. Hind Saad, PHCPI/URC.
February 22, 2012

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Iraq and the Primary Health Care Project in Iraq (PHCPI) recently co-sponsored a three-day national workshop on strengthening primary health care in the country. PHCPI is funded by the US Agency for...

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February 13, 2012

University Research Co, LLC (URC) recently joined the 1,000 Days partnership, a group that advocates for improving nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between the start of a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday.

Hospital personnel participate in a training-of-trainers session at the International Club in Afghanistan.
February 03, 2012

Ms. Annie Clark, URC’s Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH), recently visited Afghanistan to conduct a training-of-trainers session with targeted hospital personnel.

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February 03, 2012

A newly released film highlights the efforts of governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve the lives of the more than 2.5 million Kenyan children orphaned or made extremely vulnerable by HIV and AIDS.

Dr. Stephen Kinoti, Senior Research and Quality Improvement Advisor (left), and Dr. Humphrey Megere, COP of HCI Uganda, at the 54th Annual ECSA Health Ministers’ Conference.
February 03, 2012

Dr. Stephen Kinoti, Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for the USAID Health Care Improvement Project and Senior Research Advisor for the Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project, recently presented the keynote address at the 54th Annual East, Central, and Southern African (ECSA)...

Women for Women International group members attend a voluntary counseling and testing service presentation in Enugu State, Nigeria.
February 03, 2012

Despite numerous campaigns promoting voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT), even in remote areas of Nigeria, encouraging women in the country to get tested is a challenge.