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Participants assemble at Iraqs workshop on strengthening primary health care. Photo credit: Ms. Hind Saad, PHCPI/URC.
February 22, 2012

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Iraq and the Primary Health Care Project in Iraq (PHCPI) recently co-sponsored a three-day national workshop on strengthening primary health care in the country. PHCPI is funded by the US Agency for...

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February 13, 2012

University Research Co, LLC (URC) recently joined the 1,000 Days partnership, a group that advocates for improving nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between the start of a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday.

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February 03, 2012

A newly released film highlights the efforts of governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve the lives of the more than 2.5 million Kenyan children orphaned or made extremely vulnerable by HIV and AIDS.

Dr. Stephen Kinoti, Senior Research and Quality Improvement Advisor (left), and Dr. Humphrey Megere, COP of HCI Uganda, at the 54th Annual ECSA Health Ministers’ Conference.
February 03, 2012

Dr. Stephen Kinoti, Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for the USAID Health Care Improvement Project and Senior Research Advisor for the Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project, recently presented the keynote address at the 54th Annual East, Central, and Southern African (ECSA)...

Women for Women International group members attend a voluntary counseling and testing service presentation in Enugu State, Nigeria.
February 03, 2012

Despite numerous campaigns promoting voluntary HIV counseling and testing (VCT), even in remote areas of Nigeria, encouraging women in the country to get tested is a challenge.

Hospital personnel participate in a training-of-trainers session at the International Club in Afghanistan.
February 03, 2012

Ms. Annie Clark, URC’s Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH), recently visited Afghanistan to conduct a training-of-trainers session with targeted hospital personnel.

Dr. Aziz O. Abdallah, Chief of Party, HCI Namibia
January 30, 2012

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) recently selected Dr. Aziz O. Abdallah, Chief of Party (COP) for the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) in Namibia, as a 2012 International Ambassador.

January 30, 2012

The URC-led TB CARE II Project recently launched the Fellowship Training Program (FTP), which is aimed at training health care professionals who encounter multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). FTP provides in-depth clinical and...

Robert Kyeyaglire presents the 2011 best improvement report at the Global Health Council conference.
January 27, 2012

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is holding a contest for the best stories about improvements made in a local setting by health care providers and implementers in USAID-assisted countries.

A URC staff member provides support to a nurse at a TB clinic in Piggs Peak, Swaziland.
January 26, 2012

Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence in the world; an estimated one in three women and one in five men are HIV positive.