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Four women participate in the Enabling Writers Workshop in Jakarta, November 21-26, 2016
December 21, 2016

The Enabling Writers initiative is designed to train teams of local writers to produce hundreds of decodable and leveled books with content that reflects the child’s...

A staff nurse provides antenatal care services to pregnant woman in Mewat District, Haryana, India
December 15, 2016

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project started working in India in August 2013. The project worked in six USAID-supported states to build improvement capacity by enhancing the commitment and capability of leaders at the national, state, and district levels...

December 12, 2016

Despite improvements in health-care, disadvantages persist among rural, less educated, and indigenous populations in Ecuador. The USAID-funded, CHS-managed Cotopaxi Child Survival Grant created a provincial-level network of health services, including community agents to improve access, quality,...

December 06, 2016

URC's Donna Jacobs, Chief of Party for the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, co-authored an article ...

December 01, 2016

On November 30, URC organized a national dissemination workshop to share the results of the USAID ǀ PMI Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) in Cambodia. CAP-Malaria staff shared...

In Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, URC strengthened HIV clinic capacity to test for TB. The graph shows that, in 2015, nearly 100% of all HIV clincs where we implemented this intervention were also testing for TB
November 03, 2016

The CDC-LAC project builds health worker capacity to increase the detection and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV. The project supports cross-testing—of people with tuberculosis in the general population for HIV and of people living with HIV for TB—within the healthcare system’s centers for TB...

Dr. Calnan, URC’s Deputy Director of the USAID TB Care II project, presents her team's findings at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health
October 31, 2016

Dr. Calnan, who is URC’s Deputy Director of the USAID TB Care II project in Swaziland, demonstrated WHO’s 4 question screening missed about 85% of TB cases among the study cohort.

A graphic of the AEA's Evaluation 2016 poster, with details on session 2061
October 13, 2016

Evaluation 2016 panelists Molly Cannon, Senior Technical Advisor, Palladium; Eve Namisango; and Diana Chamrad, Improvement Director, University Research Co., LLC, discuss “ Evaluation of a Beneficiary Identification Tool ” on October 27 in...

US Embassy First Secretary Jeff Bryan and Cote d'Ivoire Minister of Health Raymonde Goudou Coffie celebrate the handover of the national policy for health care and services quality improvement
October 05, 2016

On October 3, 2016, the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in Côte d’Ivoire hosted an official ceremony to adopt a national policy document for improving the quality of health care and services. The event was attended by US Embassy First Secretary Jeff Bryan and USAID Mission Health Office...

Fingers of a blind boy read the braille version of Convention on the Rights of the Child at a blind boys' school, Ramakrishna Mission, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. © 2009 Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare
October 05, 2016

Bookshare offers age-appropriate, high-interest books in Marathi in both human-narrated audio and hard-copy braille to students in four schools for the blind in Maharashtra. It is implemented by Beneficent Technologies (Benetech) with funding from All Children Reading (ACR): A Grand Challenge...