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URC - 2015, September 30 - 22:00
Dr. Nigel Livesley, South Asia Regional Director   Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell: Listening, Learning and Adapting to Drive QI in Kenya   --> Sara Pacqué-Margolis: Driving Evidence-based Innovation in Global Health   --> Dr. Victor Boguslavsky: Strengthening Systems for Long-term Sustainability   Dr. Refiloe Matji: Speaking for Those Without a Voice  

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Mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities: in the literature and in the news

URC - 2015, September 30 - 15:58

Disrespect, abuse, and mistreatment of women during childbirth in healthcare facilitates largely remained unseen—until now. The USAID|TRAction Project, based at URC, prioritized this issue starting in 2010. The work of TRAction and its partners sparked global interest and action, including the 2014 WHO Statement on prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse of facility-based childbirth, and more recently, interest of mainstream media such as the New York Times on June 30 and the BBC World Service Health Check on July 7, 2015.

The Role of Improvement Science in Infection Control

URC - 2015, September 23 - 22:45

The Antimicrobial Resistance Control 2015 eBook has been published, and URC’s Dr. Rashad Massoud and Danika Barry published the chapter, "The Role of Improvement Science in Infection Control."

Access, improved services and systems contribute to TB results

URC - 2015, September 21 - 22:15

An article in the June, 2015 Issue of the Public Health Action Journal reviews the efforts of the URC-supported Swaziland National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programme.

As Tibu Homa Project ends, officials urge regions to sustain improvements

URC - 2015, September 11 - 21:51

Recent ceremonies in the Lake Zone of Tanzania marked the upcoming closure of the Diagnosis and Management of Severe Febrile Illness Project, a USAID-supported initiative to reduce the mortality of children with severe febrile illness.

Annie Clark, American College of Nurse-Midwives 2015 Fellowship inductee

URC - 2015, September 11 - 21:51

Congratulations to URC's own Annie Clark, American College of Nurse-Midwives 2015 Fellowship inductee. 

URC International Projects List

URC - 2015, September 11 - 18:47

This booklet describes URC's overseas projects as of July 2015. Projects are presented by continent and country.


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Thousands of strokes in people with common heart rhythm disorder are avoidable, says NICE

Thousands of people with the heart condition atrial fibrillation, which causes irregular or abnormally fast heart rates, could be saved from strokes, disability or death because of new guidance from NICE.

Remote control spine-straightening device for children with scoliosis gains NICE support

A device that aims to straighten and lengthen the spine of children with scoliosis ? a curvature of the spine ? is supported in new NICE guidance

NICE consults on draft guidance on the drug sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) for treating hepatitis C

In draft recommendations published today NICE is asking <br/>Gilead Sciences for more information on its product sofosbuvir <br/>(Sovaldi), for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C.

NICE proposes ipilimumab as a first treatment for advanced skin cancer

People with advanced skin cancer should be able to receive ipilimumab as a first treatment, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) proposes.

New draft guidance to help prevent people becoming ill or dying in the winter

Living in a cold home significantly increases the risk of someone becoming ill or dying especially during the winter months ? so year-round action is needed to help tackle this problem, says NICE.

NICE responds to criticisms of its draft guidance on statins

Our response to an open letter to NICE Chairman Professor David Haslam from a group of doctors, about NICE?s draft guidance on statins.
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