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Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines

Medline+ News - 2017, December 14 - 01:00
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Firefighters May Face Higher Odds for Skin Cancer

Medline+ News - 2017, December 14 - 01:00

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Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights

Medline+ News - 2017, December 13 - 23:00

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Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

Medline+ News - 2017, December 13 - 23:00

Source: HealthDay
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Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner

Medline+ News - 2017, December 13 - 21:00

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Teens Acting Badly? Smog Could Be to Blame

Medline+ News - 2017, December 13 - 21:00
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Can Video Games Hone ER Docs' Skills?

Medline+ News - 2017, December 13 - 18:00

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Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health

Medline+ News - 2017, December 13 - 18:00

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URC team to build human resources for health globally

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

URC is teaming up with a consortium of global health partners formed specifically to provide cutting-edge technical assistance and leadership towards the advancement of global human resources for health (HRH).

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URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

Work with URC

For information about employment opportunities at URC, please visit Careers. 

Partner with Us

URC holds several types of contract vehicles that enable rapid procurement of technical, managerial, and consulting services with federal government agencies. For information on URC's procurement vehicles, please contact Samuel A. Mariam, Vice President, Contracts and Grants Administration.

URC's non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), works with clients on international and US-based projects.

To partner with CHS on US-based projects, contact Ruth Marshall, Director, US-based Programs.

To partner with URC or CHS on international projects, contact Sylvia Megret, Vice President for Business Development and Communications.

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A Global Improvement Framework for Health Worker In-service Training

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

Building on previous assessments of in-service training effectiveness and in keeping with a learning for improvement approach, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) facilitated a global process that engaged training program providers, professional and regulatory bodies, Ministries of Health, development partners, donors and experts to develop and reach consensus on a set of practice recommendations to improve in-service training effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project will publish the recommendations together with practical guidance later this year.

Antenatal Corticosteroids for Management of Preterm Birth

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of deaths for children under five years. Antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) are effective at reducing mortality and serious morbidity among infants born at <34 weeks gestation.

WHO guidelines strongly recommend use of ACS for women at risk of imminent preterm birth where gestational age, imminent preterm birth, and risk of maternal infection can be assessed, and appropriate maternal/newborn care provided. However, coverage remains low in high-burden countries, for reasons that had not been investigated systematically.

"Antenatal Corticosteroids for Management of Preterm Birth: A Multi-Country Analysis of Health System Bottlenecks and Potential Solutions" includes findings and recommendations for leadership and governance, health financing, health workforce, essential medical products and technologies, health service delivery, health information systems, and community ownership and partnership. The article appeared in the BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal supplement, Every Woman, Every Newborn. URC's Jorge Hermida contributed.

URC field leadership visits Bethesda

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

URC welcomes our Chiefs of Party and Project Directors from 27 countries to Bethesda, Maryland for a three-day meeting at HQ focused on leadership and development.

We anticipate a productive and engaging time with the entire group—this is an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other as we continue to implement quality improvements and strengthen health systems around the world.

Strengthening Market Linkages for Smallholder Rural Farmers in Uganda

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57
Reco Industries, on behalf of the Uganda Production for Improved Nutrition project (PIN), is pleased to share with you the completed Livelihoods Landscape Analysis report. This report, titled “Strengthening Market Linkages for Small-holder Rural Farmers in Uganda” provides a comprehensive analysis of the maize, soy bean and ground nut value chains across the 21 in which PIN implements market-driven livelihoods programming.

Reco’s project partner, the University Research Co. LLC (URC), lead field work for and development of this report. As you are aware, the Uganda PIN project’s Landscape Analysis report is one of first of its kind to be produced in Uganda in recent years. A vast array of both USAID and other donor-funded partners, as well as both large and medium-scale market actors, contributed to the development of this report between October 2014 and February 2015.

The overall purpose of this  landscape analysis report is to better position the Uganda PIN project to optimize its role in supporting sustainable small-holder farmer livelihoods across the three selected crop value chains. While a portion of the maize, soy bean and ground nut crops produced by PIN-supported farmers is used in the production of Ready-to-use therapeutic  food (RUTF) and fortified blended food (FBF) under Reco, much of it must be effectively sold on the open local market. This report has helped PIN to identify how best to leverage partnerships with co-located market actors in a way that supports long-term increased household income and sustainable agricultural livelihoods. In particular and as a result of this report, Uganda PIN has strengthened its approach to linking farmers to both input and output markets, financial services, market information and integrating behavior change into targeted field production and post-harvest handling capacity development efforts.

One of the specific new partnerships to result from this report is with the US Peace Corps Uganda program; PIN now hosts an Agribusiness Volunteer within its mid-west region to support market linkages and producer organization capacity development efforts. We are excited to share this report with you and appreciate your support for the development of this landscape analysis.

URC International Projects List

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

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


CommCare mobile app in Benin

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

The Advancing Newborn, Child, and Reproductive Health (ANCRE) Program in Benin has deployed mobile phones among its community health workers to deliver improved health care in several districts throughout the country.

TB CARE II addresses TB in Zimbabwe

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

URC-managed TB Care II Project hosted a stakeholders’ meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe to discuss and offer potential solutions to the problem of high numbers of tuberculosis (TB) cases among artisanal and small-scale miners.

The high prevalence of TB in the mines was covered in today’s online issue of NewsDay, a major Zimbabwean newspaper.

Ghana Health Facilities RFP

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

The USAID Systems for Health Project, implemented by University Research Co, LLC, is receiving applications for prequalification of contractors/firms for the provision of construction and renovation services. Interested contractors/firms may download the application instructions via the link below and follow the instructions provided in the document to submit an application for prequalification.

The deadline for submission of prequalification applications is 25th September 2015. Please note, prequalification does not constitute the award of a contract nor a commitment to award a contract in the future.

Prequalification Form

Ghana Recruitment

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

URC and the USAID funded Systems for Health Project is recruiting for the under-listed positions to be part of the Project’s Team in Greater Accra, Northern, Western, Central and Volta Regions of Ghana.

Applicants should follow the instructions detailed in each job description below.

Data Manager
Leadership and Management Advisor
Family Planning and Reproductive Health Specialist
Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Specialist
Program Officer, External Coordination
Regional Clinical Advisor
Regional Quality Improvement Specialist
Senior Advisor for Regional Implementation 

When submitting your application, please start the subject line with the title of the position you are applying for and the location.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Ghana for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for these openings and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Applications must be received no later than September 21, 2015.

Social media kit for International Literacy Day 2015

URC - 2015, October 4 - 21:57

Download the REACH project's action package for social media activism and support International Literacy Day on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Follow us on Twitter: @urcchs and @GblReadingNtwk

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