New Diagnosis and Management of Severe Febrile Illness Project at URC

University Research Co., LLC (URC) recently implemented a new project titled Diagnosis and Management of Severe Febrile Illness, which focuses on reducing morbidity and mortality of children under five due to severe febrile illness (a type of sickness, such as malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea, which is characterized by a sudden onset of fever) in the Lake Zone of Tanzania. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and managed by URC. Management Sciences for Health and the African Medical Research Foundation are partnering with the project.  

Staff involved with the Diagnosis and Management of Severe Febrile Illness project will be working to increase the availability of and accessibility to fundamental facility-based child health services, ensure the sustainability of critical child health activities, and enhance community involvement to promote healthy behaviors.

Key activities for the project include building the capacity of health care providers in order to diagnosis and treat child illness, and collaborating with the Tanzanian Food and Drug Administration to expand accredited drug dispensing outlets to ensure the supply of essential medicines.

Date 
May 10, 2011
Authors 
Lanier Weisberg
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