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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.

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.

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 ,...