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GASA members – 10 to 14 years old – with their mentor at Koumshi village, Guidan Roumji commune, Niger (Credit: Gisele Dunia, URC)
April 25, 2018

Across the Sahel, adolescent girls shoulder a large share of domestic responsibilities. Many have difficulty finishing school, delaying marriage, and avoiding pregnancy-related health problems.

Saw Pe, a migrant travelling to his work place carrying the forest goer kit from Defeat Malaria Project
April 25, 2018

URC is working across the globe to ensure that fewer people contract malaria and that governments are prepared to sustain gains against the disease.

April 12, 2018

Around the world, more than 250 million children either fail to complete more than three years of basic education or do so without acquiring adequate fundamental skills in literacy and numeracy. URC’s Reading within Reach (REACH) initiative, funded by USAID, is working to address this deficit by...

US Ambassador Jackson cuts ribbon with Ghana Ministry of Health and other local officials.
February 07, 2018

Warivi, GHANA — On January 31, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson and the Honorable Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, commissioned four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in Mion and Yendi Districts in the Northern Region. In attendance were the Director...

A family from the municipality of Palín in Escuintla, Guatemala whose daughter Dulce was born with congenital Zika syndrome with microcephaly. ASSIST staff work with local health facilities to ensure Dulce and her family receive the care they need. Credit: Amalia Lima, Director of Health Center in Palín
January 31, 2018

The good news is that there was a dramatic reduction in the number of Zika infections in 2017. The bad news? Zika is unlikely to disappear, and health systems across the Americas are still woefully unprepared to deal with the virus and its consequences.

URC supports innovative and evidence-based interventions to combat MDR-TB in high-burden countries worldwide
January 25, 2018

TB CARE II project partners with Ministries of Health, national TB control programs, national reference laboratories, academic institutions, the private sector, and community and civil society institutions to ensure that work is locally supported and sustainable.

Gloria Akullo, a 24-year-old female volunteer in Uganda
January 03, 2018

Gloria Akullo, a 24-year-old female volunteer in Uganda was diagnosed with HIV at age three following persistent illness and the death of her parents. Not understanding why she was taking daily pills, Gloria later learned from her caretaker aunt at age 10 that she was HIV positive. More...

Dignitaries from USAID, Ghana Health Service, KOICA, URC at Lotakor commissioning
December 18, 2017

On December 18, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) commissioned four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the...

Families in Motion Collaboration representative Belinda Coleman from the Hispanic Family Center awaits arrival of participants at the 2nd Annual Open House Celebration.
December 14, 2017

URC-CHS’s Families in Motion Program, a collaboration between the Hispanic Family Center (Camden, NJ), the Latin American Economic Development Association (Camden, NJ), and the Center for Human Services (Bridgeton, NJ), welcomed 40 families to its second annual Open House Celebration November 29...

November 29, 2017

The Association for the Rights of Nicaraguan Sexual Diversity (ADESENI) is one of 37 organizations the USAID Nicaragua PrevenSida Project, implemented by URC, works with to strengthen the civil society response to HIV/AIDS. ADESENI supports transgender women from rural Nicaragua develop...