URC first began working in Panama in 2010 with the CDC’s Project to Strengthen the Response to TB, HIV and STIs, providing technical support to the Ministry of Health to improve TB case management; strengthen lab capacity in TB and HIV; improve HIV counseling and testing; and strengthen the use of data for decision-making by adapting and improving appropriate information systems.

Since then, URC has worked to strengthen HIV/TB surveillance and control throughout Central America in the areas of clinical, laboratory and strategic information management through HIV Co-Infection Surveillance Strategies for Program Planning.