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December 12, 2016

Despite improvements in health-care, disadvantages persist among rural, less educated, and indigenous populations in Ecuador. The USAID-funded, CHS-managed Cotopaxi Child Survival Grant created a provincial-level network of health services, including community agents to improve access, quality,...

Two women and a man in discussion at the Universal Health Coverage knowledge café, a satellite session presented by WHO and facilitated by USAID assist at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, Canada in November, 2016
December 12, 2016

To mark UHC Day, URC's Lani Marquez, Knowledge Management Director, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, reflects on the importance of including quality in conversations about universal health...

December 06, 2016

URC's Donna Jacobs, Chief of Party for the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, co-authored an article ...

December 01, 2016

On November 30, URC organized a national dissemination workshop to share the results of the USAID ǀ PMI Control and Prevention of Malaria Project (CAP-Malaria) in Cambodia. CAP-Malaria staff shared...

The third annual GBVChat will take place November 30, 2016 on Twitter from 0900-1400 ET
November 29, 2016

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, URC will be supporting 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence with our third annual #GBVchat . This year’s theme is...

In Nicaragua, Oscar Nunez (right) and colleagues support the PrevenSida project (2015)
November 23, 2016

URC's own Edward Broughton, Oscar Nunez, Rafael Arana, and Alexey Oviedo published an original research article for Frontiers in Public Health evaluating individuals in key populations covered by NGOs receiving assistance...

November 23, 2016

URC's own Edward Broughton and Jorge Hermida published an article in the Frontiers for Public Heath addressing these disadvantages and describe the interventions taken to assess these health services and facilities.

In Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, URC strengthened HIV clinic capacity to test for TB. The graph shows that, in 2015, nearly 100% of all HIV clincs where we implemented this intervention were also testing for TB
November 03, 2016

The CDC-LAC project builds health worker capacity to increase the detection and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV. The project supports cross-testing—of people with tuberculosis in the general population for HIV and of people living with HIV for TB—within the healthcare system’s centers for TB...

Dr. Calnan, URC’s Deputy Director of the USAID TB Care II project, presents her team's findings at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health
October 31, 2016

Dr. Calnan, who is URC’s Deputy Director of the USAID TB Care II project in Swaziland, demonstrated WHO’s 4 question screening missed about 85% of TB cases among the study cohort.

October 26, 2016

​URC-CHS staff led its first workshop at the 47 th Union World Conference on Lung Health, on Wednesday, October 26 th .