Our Resources

URC produces a wealth of materials—publications, promotional materials, and tools—to support our projects and aid in the sharing of knowledge and best practices.

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Success Stories
April 2018
English, French

Knowing the importance of antenatal consultations (ANCs), Possotomé’s quality improvement team was not satisfied that only 43% of pregnant women in their catchment area were receiving at least four ANCs (the minimum standard), and only 35% were receiving their first ANC during their first...

A member of a women’s group, facilitating an educational talk
Success Stories
April 2018
English, French

Antenatal care (ANC) attendance has the potential to save lives of women and babies. In Benin, an estimated 86% of women received ANC in 2012.1 Yet, only about 58% received the four ANC visits recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH)2, and less than one...

In 2016, USAID received $366 million to respond to the Zika outbreak, largely in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: Brendan Bannon for USAID, courtesy of Photoshare.
Project Reports
April 2018
English, Spanish

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project builds the capacity of service delivery organizations in USAID-assisted countries to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, client-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of the health and support services they...

Illustration of user at computer reviewing data
Fact Sheets
April 2018
English

URC developed a web-based Demographic Health Surveillance System (DHSS) with offline capabilities which enhances accessibility of real-time data at all management levels, promotes data use for decision making, and invites coordination of health program activities. This system supports system...

Project Reports
April 2018
English

This report provides an account of the project’s interventions, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt from implementation during the quarter of January 1 to March 31, 2018 (Q2). The project prioritized starting implementation in 65 diagnostic treatment units (DTUs) which were known to...

Tippy-tap design for washing hands
Fact Sheets
March 2018
English

In Indonesia, the Millennium Challenge Account— Indonesia (MCA-I) is implementing the Community‐Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Project (CBHN) to reduce and prevent low birth weight, childhood stunting and malnutrition, and increase household income through cost savings,...

A more open and safer environment for personnel and patients at the Coatepeque Health Center
Success Stories
March 2018
English

The Coatepeque Health Center in Guatemala treats on average 60 new tuberculosis (TB) cases a year, a figure which might in fact be higher, since the search and detection of respiratory symptomatic cases is still very limited. The risk of contracting TB was an infection concern for patients and...

New TB clinic with improved ventilation
Success Stories
March 2018
English

The 24 de Diciembre Health Center in Panama City serves a community with high risk for TB infection due to high levels of poverty, low educational levels, poor access to basic services, overcrowding, and large migrant and indigenous populations. In 2015, 30 cases of TB were detected at the...

A female villager from the village of Woulmassoutou in Burkina Faso washing her hands.
Success Stories
March 2018
English

Handwashing is an individual action. But when the majority of a population washes their hands, it has a positive effect on the health of the entire community. On the contrary, when a person doesn’t wash his/her hands, they can become a vector for disease. In order to make handwashing a habit,...

A village worker explains the importance of treatment adherence to a malaria patient in Cambodia.
Promotional Materials, Fact Sheets, Technical Briefs
February 2018
English

Since the 1940s, antimicrobial agents have substantially reduced mortality from infectious diseases. Over the past several decades, however, the extensive use, misuse, and overuse of antimicrobials in both the human and animal sectors has resulted in increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...