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A participant plays the lung maze game, which teaches the importance of finishing TB treatment. This and other games were conceived by URC for a recent launch event of the TB Platforms for Sustainable Treatment, Detection, and Care (TB Platforms) project.
September 25, 2018

The newly launched URC-led TB Platforms for Sustainable Treatment, Detection, and Care (TB Platforms) Project aims to find and cure more TB cases in the country by supporting the Department of Health’s National TB Control Program and local government units to enhance prevention and treatment....

September 11, 2018

The Reading within Reach (REACH) Project, funded by USAID and led by URC, introduced the long-anticipated “Universal Design for Learning to Help All Children Read: Promoting Literacy for Learners with Disabilities” at a Sept. 7 event at URC headquarters. The toolkit serves as a guide for...

August 24, 2018

On Aug. 20, Mayén Lainez joined five other public health workers and scientists, invited by the USAID Bureau of Global Health and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, to share their personal and professional stories about the Zika outbreak during at a public event, “Stories from...

Elizabeth Fox, Ph.D. (derecha), Asesora Principal, Oficina de Salud Global de USAID, solicita preguntas de la audiencia durante el evento del 20 de agosto, "Historias de primera línea – La lucha contra el Zika". Crédito: Doug Trapp, URC
August 24, 2018

Pero Mayen Lainez, como asesora técnica en El Salvador del Proyecto ASSIST, financiado por USAID e implementado por URC, estuvo en primera línea cuando Zika se extendió rápidamente por América Latina y el Caribe en 2016. Vio a madres con bebés con graves retrasos en el desarrollo a causa de la...

Anita Busheal, a mother and community health volunteer
August 15, 2018

The Ghana Health Service, supported by the USAID Systems for Health Project, is working to improve the delivery of primary health care services at the community level, bringing healthcare closer to the doorsteps of Ghanaians. Systems for Health works with the Ghana Health Service to organize and...

Working with Community Health Workers in Guatemala, 2010
August 13, 2018

Tisna Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Ph.D., URC’s Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice President for International Development, will retire in September after a 30-year career at URC. Recently, Tisna took time to offer some thoughts and insights on her vast experience in providing technical leadership...

August 09, 2018
Vineeta Gupta, MD, JD, LL.M, URC Senior Technical Advisor, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)

E​ighteen years ago, I saw a mother die. I’ll never forget her last words, which she said with tears streaming down her cheeks: “Is my baby OK?” At the time, I led the postpartum...

July 24, 2018

To achieve 95-95-95 targets for HIV epidemic control, facilities and other HIV service delivery points (e.g., communities) need to provide efficient and effective services to ensure that people living with HIV know their status, receive and sustain antiretroviral therapy, and achieve viral...

Kesaobaka Dikgole
July 20, 2018

Botswana remains one of the countries most affected by HIV/AIDS. Fortunately, not many people are dying due to AIDS these days, but close to one in four Batswana needs regular, reliable access to the medical system — for life-saving drugs and routine check-ups — for the rest of his or her life...

A mother is tested for HIV at Kawolo Hospital, Eastern Uganda
July 10, 2018

More than 1.4 million people in Uganda – approximately 6.5 percent of the country’s population – are HIV positive. Uganda is working to reduce this rate with international assistance, but many personal and cultural barriers stand in the way of Ugandans from seeking HIV testing and treatment.