Category Archives: RTI International

RTI International and USAID continue partnership to fight malaria in Guinea

Research Triangle Park, NC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with RTI International on a new program to decrease malaria prevalence in Guinea. The Guinea Malaria Bilateral StopPalu+ Program will continue to support the Guinean National Malaria Control Program to reduce the malaria burden in the country by strengthening the government’s capacity to… Read More »

New global math test to be developed for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Education and workforce development experts at RTI International awarded project to update an influential international math assessment RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— Are 15-year-olds from the United States, Russia, or China (or any other of dozens of countries) improving at math? How does performance between boys vs. girls compare? Do Immigrants outperform non-immigrants? How do advantaged vs. disadvantaged students… Read More »

Reception celebrating the U.S.- supported elimination of trachoma in Cambodia and Laos

WASHINGTON, D.C.- RTI and neglected tropical disease (NTD) partners are hosting a reception celebrating the recent elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Cambodia and Laos, Feb. 15. This celebration follows trachoma elimination in three other countries, Oman, Morocco, and Mexico, demonstrating clear progress in the global fight against NTDs. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.… Read More »


Young people who do not enter postsecondary education experience unemployment and financial challenges RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— A recent nationally-representative U.S. Department of Education study found that 28 percent of fall 2009 ninth-graders had not yet enrolled in a trade school or college by February 2016— roughly six-and-a-half years later. Sixty percent of these young people worried about… Read More »

Family impact of congenital Zika syndrome likely to last a lifetime

Supplement in Pediatrics synthesizes research on Zika RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— The impact of congenital Zika syndrome on families will be substantial and will last a lifetime, given its severity and uncertainty about long-term outcomes for infants. What do we know and what can we expect regarding the cognitive, behavioural, and functional development of children with congenital Zika… Read More »

Age requirements for e-cigarette purchases protect U.S. youth

Minimum Legal Sales Age laws for e-cigarettes associated with less or the same cigarette smoking among adolescents RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth.  A new study, conducted at RTI International in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that states… Read More »