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Children at a makeshift shelter in Tirana, Albania. © 2010 Brilanta Kadillari, Courtesy of Photoshare
October 16, 2017

Despite recent initiatives to reduce corruption and increase government accountability in Albania, significant problems persist throughout the country with detrimental impacts on the health of the Albanian people. Corruption is a persistent problem that has been normalized within the country. In...

Dr. Massoud accepts the presidency of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association from the Dean for Alumni Affairs
October 14, 2017

University Research Co., LLC is pleased to announce that Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Senior Vice President of the Quality & Performance Institute at URC, and Director of the USAID-funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, is the new President of the Harvard T.H....

Ms. Benedicta Tsa, midwife, conducting a pregnancy scan on a pregnant woman at the Health Center in Some Wego
September 01, 2017

The USAID Systems for Health Project is supporting the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to achieve the goal of reducing maternal deaths through a broad range of interventions across the life cycle and service delivery continuums. This includes activities designed to address the three delays that...

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
August 25, 2017

The URC Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT) conducted a comprehensive baseline survey in Malawi for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project that is implemented by the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC's not-for-profit affiliate. The project intends to develop and...

World TB Day 2017 in Bangladesh
August 19, 2017

Despite significant advancements in the areas of TB diagnostics and treatment, TB remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many low- and middle-income countries. It is no longer argued that poverty and resource deprivation are clear determinants of tuberculosis. While effective...

August 08, 2017

On Thursday, August 3, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Mark Andrew Green to be the eighteenth Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

June 12, 2017

In India, the USAID ASSIST Project worked with over 400 facilities – delivering approximately 180,000 babies per year – to use quality improvement (QI) approaches to provide better care to women and babies before, during, and immediately after delivery. Here are some of the lessons we learned...

May 23, 2017

Every year since the Child Survival: Call to Action Summit in 2012, USAID has published a comprehensive progress report that follows a theme and provides country-specific updates. The 2017 Acting on the...

A group of quality improvement specialists and midwives learn to use a test for protein in urine to accurately diagnose preeclampsia. Jinja, Uganda
May 22, 2017

URC joins with organizations around the world to endorse World Preeclampsia Day on May 22, 2017, adding our name to a proclamation of support for this worldwide initiative to raise awareness of preeclampsia and its global impact on the lives of mothers, babies and families.

Globally,...

Free e-learning course from the USAID ASSIST Project, "Improving Health Care: An introduction to the science of improvement" is now available online
May 03, 2017

This interactive virtual course is structured to give a broad overview of the science of improvement, exploring the key principles and methods necessary to understanding how improvement projects can be implemented in any setting to make health care better.

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