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Nana Boro has adapted the lyrics to his hit song Aha yede to encourage routine use of mosquito nets.
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...

© Global Health Magazine
June 22, 2011

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...

Artwork by girls at Abuja workshop
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...

Lead article author Nondumiso Makhunga-Ramfolo, Project Director for URC's Counseling and Testing Project in South Africa
June 06, 2011

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...

Tanzania © Katherine Fatta
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,...

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 Development (USAID). The Population Council and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University’s Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program will each receive a two-year $600,000 award to conduct separat
May 09, 2011

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...

The ProMPT project distributes bednets door-to-door in Ghana to encourage their use.
March 22, 2011

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...

David Nicholas, Senior Vice President and Director of the Translating Research into Action project for URC.
March 21, 2011

David Nicholas, Senior Vice President and Project Director of the Translating Research into Action (TRAction) project for University Research Co. LLC (URC), recently published an article in Global Health Magazine “Implementation Research: A Primer.” The article discusses implementation research...

Map of Iraq. Copyright © CIA - The World Factbook
March 21, 2011

University Research Co, LLC was awarded a $74.8 million contract from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MOH) achieve better quality primary health care. With support from Management Systems International, the USAID Primary Health Care...