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URC Places Top Ten in USAID Global Competition
Two of URC's projects – SUSTAIN and HCI – have been selected as among the top ten cases of health systems strengthening by the USAID Global Health Bureau Office of Health Systems (GH/OHS) – out of 145 submitted candidates! GH/OHS's Global Call for Health Systems Strengthening review panel and senior leadership evaluated the cases and selected those with the most compelling evidence for sustainably improving country health system performance and/or health impact.
The Strengthening Uganda's Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project has been working with the Ugandan Ministry of Health since 2010 to ensure continued provision and sustainable scale-up of comprehensive HIV and AIDS services throughout the country.
Through the USAID SUSTAIN project, URC is working with the Ugandan Ministry of Health to ensure the continued provision and sustainable scale-up of quality HIV/AIDS diagnosis, treatment, and care at regional and district hospitals throughout the country. As a result of improved ordering of HIV-related supplies, Distribution Nurse Akullo Robinah, is able to store, pack, and dispense antiretroviral drugs and other basic medicines in Lira Regional Referral Hospital's pharmacy.
The Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project, active from 2007 to 2014 and the predecessor to the USAID ASSIST Project, provided technical leadership and country assistance globally to USAID for the application of modern quality improvement methods.
Midwives and a Community Linkages Coordinator during a mentorship on provision of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services at Kawolo Hospital, Eastern Uganda.
Congratulations to the SUSTAIN and HCI teams for all of their hard work!">