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The "Akpini Queen" delivers essential health commodities, supports health-related immunization campaigns, and provides disaster relief. It will serve as a blueprint for future medical boats in Ghana. Photo credit: USAID Systems for Health/FotoBox
December 28, 2018

Locally made, the pontoon boat, christened "Akpini Queen," is equipped with two washrooms, medical supplies, a radio transmitter and receiver, and life jackets. The first of its kind in Ghana, this vessel will serve as a blueprint for the manufacture of future medical boats in the country.

Resources have to be effectively utilized in order to yield health outcomes.
December 05, 2018

Uganda’s use of quality improvement (QI) approaches to maximize health outcomes began in 1994 when the Ministry of Health (MOH) established a quality assurance program to support health service delivery and strengthen health services management at the central and regional referral hospital level...

November 30, 2018

Esther, age 32, had never imagined that someone who is HIV-positive could give birth to an HIV-negative child. She learned this during her first antenatal care visit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (JRRH) in Uganda when expecting her first child in 2012. Today, Esther has three children, all...

Photo credit: SUSTAIN Project
November 27, 2018

Global HIV/AIDS statistics showing a decline in HIV/AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections give hope that an HIV-free generation is in sight. New technology and biomedical research have resulted in better HIV prevention and treatment options. Despite these advances, adolescent girls and...

Yadira Gómez
November 26, 2018

Yadira’s leadership in promoting human rights and the prevention of HIV and STIs landed her recognition from USAID in 2017 for her work. She currently serves as General Secretary of the Union of Trans Domestic Workers and Various Trades (SITRADOTRANS in Spanish) in Nicaragua.

November 14, 2018

On November 14, The Project, in collaboration with the Albanian Supreme Audit Institution, the High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interest, and the Office of the Ombudsperson, organized the second Inter-Institutional Round Table on Strengthening...

Dr. Tamar Chitashvili, ASSIST Senior Quality Improvement Advisor and Technical Team Lead
October 10, 2018

The USAID-funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project has expanded its Zika portfolio of health systems strengthening activities to four Eastern and Southern Caribbean countries – Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, and...

Mothers and children attend a child welfare clinic at Joma CHPS Zone, where nurses monitor growth and provide immunizations and other services. Photo credit: Ross Godwin, DDC International
October 03, 2018

URC recently unveiled its new Exposure channel with a photo story about the Systems for Health Project’s community health work in Ghana.

TB screening at a Mukono District prison.  Photo credit: Rosette Birungi, Defeat TB
September 26, 2018

Prisons are settings with high risks of disease. They present a complex and difficult challenge for public health, especially in tackling communicable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). The USAID Defeat TB Project, led by URC, works with high TB-burdened districts and high-risk populations,...

Before the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB, Dr. Abel Nkolo, Chief of Party for the Defeat TB Project to left. Standing next to him are other Ugandan leaders on TB, including (L-R) Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, Uganda Minister of Health; Dr. Henry Mwebesa, Acting Director of General Health Services. Ugandan Ministry of Health; Dr. Stavia Turyahabwe, Assistant Commissioner for the Uganda National TB/Leprosy Programme; Hon. Julius Peter Moto, High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda in London
September 26, 2018

A URC-led project helped launch a dialogue to educate Ugandan political leaders on how to end tuberculosis (TB) in Uganda. The Uganda MOH and the National TB and Leprosy Program – in collaboration with the USAID Defeat TB Project, led by URC – organized a TB Advocacy Dialogue on Sept. 13...