This technical assistance (TA) project focused on improving providers’ and health facilities’ capacity to provide high-quality TB and HIV diagnosis, care, and management to their patients. URC trained more than 1,700 health care providers and laboratory workers at the local, regional, and national levels across the five countries. The project provided quarterly individualized TA and...
URC partnered with CH2M HILL to strengthen Iraq’s and Afghanistan’s biosecurity capacity to identify and respond to biological and chemical threats. We provided support to the local project teams to assess and enhance capacity to increase detection and diagnosis and report on infectious disease outbreaks. Objectives were: Identify and address gaps in human and animal public...
Increased awareness of tuberculosis and related critical illnesses among the Hispanic community in Lancaster County, PA.
The Challenge Indonesia ranks fifth among the world’s 22 high-burden TB countries. TB is still stigmatized in the southeast Asia country, and only 21% of Indonesians are aware of the risks of TB or how to properly treat it. The country lacks a comprehensive and coordinated approach to engage communities in supporting TB services by,...
ASSIST built on the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project. ASSIST operated in over 40 countries, supporting quality improvement efforts for HIV and AIDS, MNCH, malaria, tuberculosis, Zika, orphans and vulnerable children, and non-communicable disease services at both facility and community levels...
The Challenge The Georgian health system is rapidly undertaking several policy and programmatic changes, including large-scale privatization of health care infrastructure, such as general hospitals and primary care facilities. Within this changing system, reduce the number of TB and MDR-TB cases in Georgia. Overview and Objectives URC worked to reduce the number of TB cases...
TB CARE II complemented existing and planned projects in the USAID Bureau for Global Health to provide leadership and support to national TB programs (NTPs) and other in-country partners. The project accelerated the implementation of TB directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS)...
Developing Strategies in Central America and Panama Region to Strengthen the Response to the HIV Epidemic
Overview and Objectives The project’s primary objective was to strengthen HIV and TB surveillance and control in the Central American region. URC provided technical support to Ministries of Health to improve TB case management; strengthen lab capacity in TB and HIV; improve HIV counseling and testing, particularly provider-initiated testing and counseling; and strengthen the use...
URC worked with the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH) to ensure continued provision and sustainable scale-up of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) at 10 regional referral and six general hospitals across the country...
Overview and Objectives Tested innovations to increase early case detection and reduce the burden of TB in the Rangareddy district of Telangana. Increased case detection by providing TB-related information to public and private providers and by strengthening referral systems between TB and non-TB providers. In addition, built awareness and involved the community to increase case...