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Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil, Director of Malalai Maternity Hospital, reports that the hospital delivers 80-100 babies per day with 20-30 emergency c-sections.
January 18, 2012

An Australian TV station recently featured a story on maternal and neonatal mortality at Malalai Hospital, which has one of Kabul’s busiest maternity wards, with 25,000 deliveries per year.

Women and their families test an improved cookstove at a focus group meeting in Uganda. Photo credit: Impact Carbon.
January 12, 2012

New findings from a focus group funded through URC’s Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project shows that women in Uganda preferred improved, energy-efficient wood stoves to traditional cooking methods. The women said that new stoves produced less smoke, used less wood, and cooked...

HCI Quality Improvement Advisor Faridah Mgunda (right) explains to USAID Chief of Staff Margaret C. Sullivan about HCI activities in Morogoro region.
January 11, 2012

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief of Staff Margaret C. Sullivan visited USAID-funded activities in Tanzania’s Morogoro region in December.

People sitting at a conference session and looking at a screen
January 06, 2012
Malnutrition is increasingly recognized as an under-addressed challenge to which over one third of child mortality is attributed. Chronic malnutrition stunts physical and cognitive growth, impacting educational achievement. Also, nutritional status and quality of diet have long-term impacts for...
December 27, 2011

Approximately 1.5 million people pass through New York City’s Times Square daily. This number increases exponentially during the holiday season when festivities are in full swing, which is why the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

December 01, 2011

On this World AIDS Day , December 1, 2011, people around the world are promoting the "Getting to Zero" campaign – the goal backed by the United Nations to have zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS-related deaths. For those who...

URC exhibited materials at a booth for conference attendees.
November 22, 2011

URC had a significant presence at the 42 nd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Lille , France, on October 26–30, 2011. Thirty-six URC participants—representing Bangladesh ,...

Two women in India use an improved cookstove. Photo credit: Bryan Willson.
October 12, 2011

The Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project , which is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a special event today to launch its support for research to tackle household air pollution. TRAction,...

September 06, 2011

A logistics management tool developed by URC’s Integrated Family Health Project , called PISAF for its French name, has helped improve how Benin’s health system manages its commodities. The President’s...

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...