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In South Africa, participants dance at a TB South Africa event
October 25, 2016

URC is taking an active role in the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool, UK from October 26th through October 29th, 2016. URC staff are attending from several countries across the globe, leading panel discussions, presenting symposia, and discussing posters.

A graphic of the AEA's Evaluation 2016 poster, with details on session 2061
October 13, 2016

Evaluation 2016 panelists Molly Cannon, Senior Technical Advisor, Palladium; Eve Namisango; and Diana Chamrad, Improvement Director, University Research Co., LLC, discuss “ Evaluation of a Beneficiary Identification Tool ” on October 27 in...

US Embassy First Secretary Jeff Bryan and Cote d'Ivoire Minister of Health Raymonde Goudou Coffie celebrate the handover of the national policy for health care and services quality improvement
October 05, 2016

On October 3, 2016, the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in Côte d’Ivoire hosted an official ceremony to adopt a national policy document for improving the quality of health care and services. The event was attended by US Embassy First Secretary Jeff Bryan and USAID Mission Health Office...

Fingers of a blind boy read the braille version of Convention on the Rights of the Child at a blind boys' school, Ramakrishna Mission, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. © 2009 Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare
October 05, 2016

Bookshare offers age-appropriate, high-interest books in Marathi in both human-narrated audio and hard-copy braille to students in four schools for the blind in Maharashtra. It is implemented by Beneficent Technologies (Benetech) with funding from All Children Reading (ACR): A Grand Challenge...

Jay Wechsler, URC President, visits field staff in Uganda (2016)
October 01, 2016

We are pleased to announce the selection of Jay S. Wechsler as the next president of URC and its nonprofit affiliate, Center for Human Services (CHS).

Article co-authors (left to right) Carolyn Hemminger, Ingrid Weiss, and Serena Stepanovic
September 30, 2016

URC staff Ingrid Weiss, Serena Stepanovic, and Carolyn Hemminger recently published the article, “ Use of a Nutrition Behavior Change Counseling Tool: Lessons from a Rapid Qualitative Assessment in Eastern Zambia ,” in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Public Health.

Graph shows improvement of percentage of vulnerable children linked to services, from less than 10% in November, 2014, to nearly 90% in July, 2015
September 27, 2016

The introduction of a savings and loan group, combined with a system to identify HIV+ children and link them to care, improves children's access to services in a village in Mukono District, Uganda (2015)

Dr. Molotsi Monyamane, Lesotho Health Minister, addresses the distinguished guests who came to celebrate the opening of Mafeteng Hospital's newly rennovated molecular diagnostic laboratory.
September 15, 2016

URC’s laboratory project supports revitalization of molecular diagnostic laboratory to improve HIV viral load & early infant diagnosis testing in Lesotho. The revitalized hospital laboratory now has the capacity to receive and analyze viral load and early infant diagnosis (EID) samples from...

Screenshot of Tableau-generated chart showing SUSTAIN's progress towards achieving goal: 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression
September 14, 2016

The Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project is pleased to announce the launch of their updated website. The site, , provides visitors with quick access to the HIV-related information they need...

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States and Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International education, USAID, cut a cake commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Early Grade Reading Assessment
September 09, 2016

USAID and the Global Reading Network (GRN) were pleased to join in the worldwide celebration of the 50 th anniversary of International Literacy Day (ILD)! On September 7 and 9, GRN hosted daylong events at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. On September 8, USAID and the U.S...