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Salzburg Global Seminar Logo
March 20, 2012

A series of discussions launches today on the ISQua Knowledge Portal, an online forum, in the lead up to next month’s Salzburg Global Seminar, which will convene imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions to solve problems of global concern.

Cover of the International Journal of Pediatrics
March 13, 2012

Staff members Dr. Edward Broughton and Dr. Sergio Lopez recently co-authored a research article that analyzes whether it is cost-effective to implement a public health strategy that prevents pneumonia infections acquired by children in hospitals.

Volunteers hang LLINs in the Ashanti region of Ghana while educating residents on using and caring for the nets. Photo credit: Kate Howell, URC.
March 12, 2012

Over the past month, nearly 15,000 trained community volunteers visited each household in the Ashanti region of Ghana—from the densely-populated city of Kumasi to remote villages in the region’s forested areas— to register nearly every household in the region of five million people for free,...

March 08, 2012

The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Initiative has won a place in the “Technologies and Innovations” category of the “Women Deliver 50” list, which recognizes the 50 most inspiring ideas and solutions for improving the health and...

Mr. Stephen Haykin (left) and Dr. M. Rashad Massoud speak at the HCI Georgia launch event in Tbilisi.
March 05, 2012

USAID/Georgia Mission Director Mr. Stephen Haykin and URC Senior Vice President and USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) Director Dr. M. Rashad Massoud officially launched HCI Georgia in February at an event in Tbilisi.

Photo of Lani Marquez
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.

Photo of Lani Marquez
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.