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World TB Day 2017 in Bangladesh
August 19, 2017

Despite significant advancements in the areas of TB diagnostics and treatment, TB remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many low- and middle-income countries. It is no longer argued that poverty and resource deprivation are clear determinants of tuberculosis. While effective...

August 08, 2017

On Thursday, August 3, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Mark Andrew Green to be the eighteenth Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

June 12, 2017

In India, the USAID ASSIST Project worked with over 400 facilities – delivering approximately 180,000 babies per year – to use quality improvement (QI) approaches to provide better care to women and babies before, during, and immediately after delivery. Here are some of the lessons we learned...

Free e-learning course from the USAID ASSIST Project, "Improving Health Care: An introduction to the science of improvement" is now available online
May 03, 2017

This interactive virtual course is structured to give a broad overview of the science of improvement, exploring the key principles and methods necessary to understanding how improvement projects can be implemented in any setting to make health care better.

April 28, 2017

Several years ago, the village of Tilla in Niger's Zinder region made hygiene and sanitation a priority, starting by banning open defecation. Today, a sanitation committee is in charge of galvanizing and promoting the village's overall health and cleanliness, making specific members responsible...

April 10, 2017

URC is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project by USAID, with funding from the Health Research Program 2.0.

Odongo Dickens, seated at an outdoor desk in mask and lab smock, attends to TB patients who wait in the background of the image
April 06, 2017

Senior Clinical Officer Odongo Dickens is Esther Karamagi's TB health worker hero. Read why.

H.E Deborah Malac, US ambassador to Uganda ( right) presents the 2016 PEPFAR Heroes award to Jamil ( center) while Dr Anna Lawino (ASSIST, second from left) and a mission official look on.
April 03, 2017

Meet Matovu Zachariah Jamil, a 25-year-old volunteer counsellor and mobilizer, who used his example as a circumcised man to attest to its numerous benefits and start the very difficult conversation among adult males and their partners.

April 03, 2017

URC has been awarded a new five-year IDIQ contract by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide communications, technical assistance, and training support.

A mother, wearing a  blue shirt, shares a quiet moment with her newborn infant, who rests in a pouch against  her chest.. Photo courtesy UNICEF/Pirazzi
March 29, 2017

The USAID ASSIST Project participated in the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network) . The network aims to support every pregnant woman, newborn and child with good-quality health care in order to reduce maternal and...