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News And Events
September 06, 2011
June 28, 2011
US Senators Christopher Coons (Democrat, Delaware) and Johnny Isakson (Republican, Georgia) visited the HOMEL Pediatrics Hospital in Cotonou, Benin on Saturday, June 5. They visited URC’s USAID-funded Integrated Family Health Project, a program that has been developing low-cost innovations to...
June 24, 2011
“It feels good under the treated net,” sang Nana Boro, Ghanaian music icon, to an audience of celebrities, diplomats, and malaria control experts at Citizen Kofi, a popular entertainment venue in Accra, the capital city. The June 15 event marked the launch of a multi-media campaign promoting...
June 22, 2011
URC staff article in Global Health Magazine highlights efforts to reduce disrespect and abuse of women during childbirth
Disrespectful and Abusive Treatment of Women During Childbirth, an article by URC staff members Sarah Whitmarsh and Maura Gaughan, was recently published in the online Global Health Magazine . The article describes...
June 17, 2011
URC's Better Health Services (BHS) project, which works with the Cambodian Ministry of Health to increase demand for and equitable access to quality health services, provided support to the Cambodian delegation to the Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on Health Information Systems (HIS). Health...
June 16, 2011
On June 16, 1971, thousands of South African school children protested the inferiority of their education and the right to be taught in their native languages, and many were killed or injured for speaking out. Since then, advocates mark June 16th, the Day of the African Child, by calling...
June 06, 2011
URC staff publish article on Provider Initiated Counseling and Testing (PICT) for HIV in South Africa
Two URC staff members published an article, "Provider-Initiated Counseling and Testing (PICT): An Overview," which outlines the rationale for PICT and provides an overview of the implementation protocol that will equip health care providers with the knowledge required to...
May 10, 2011
University Research Co., LLC (URC) recently implemented a new project titled Diagnosis and Management of Severe Febrile Illness, which focuses on reducing morbidity and mortality of children under five due to severe febrile illness (a type of sickness, such as malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea,...
May 09, 2011
URC Awards $1.2 Million for Research on Disrespectful and Abusive Care of Women during Childbirth through USAID-funded TRAction Project
Concurrent with Mother's Day, University Research Co., LLC (URC) awarded two research organizations $1.2 million for research on disrespectful and abusive care of women during childbirth through the Translating Research into Action (TRAction) project, funded by the US Agency for International...
March 22, 2011
Ghana Named Lead Innovator for Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Nets Distribution with Assistance from URC
The Alliance for Malaria Prevention named Ghana Lead Innovator for long lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LLINs) distribution over the past year. The award recognized Ghana’s pioneering role in national door-to-door LLIN distribution. The National Malaria Control Programme worked closely with...