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What the reshuffle means for international development

16 June 2017

When I wrote a blog post listing the new ministers appointed at the Department for International Development after the referendum result last June, I can honestly say I did not expect to be writing another blog so similar and so soon. But such is the nature of politics.

I’m sure that we weren’t the only ones who were somewhat surprised by the election result a couple of weeks back. Some of you who attended the National Conference might remember the parliamentary advocacy session...

5 takeaways from this year’s World Health Assembly

5 June 2017

For the 70 th time, global health leaders and decision makers from all 194 Member States gathered in Geneva for the World Health Assembly (WHA) – the annual get together to discuss and drive forward global health policy. As the supreme decision making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO), it sets the tone for the upcoming year’s focus and checks in on the progress that has been made towards a number of health priorities, targets and previous agreements. All manners of topics took the...

“Out of school and out of hope”: Julia Gillard on the global learning crisis

25 May 2017

“We can continue business as usual...or we can step up now and make the investment in education that will pay dividends of prosperity and peace for the entire world. The morally right choice and the smart choice are one and the same. We need to deliver change and create education for all.”

These are the words spoken by Julia Gillard at the London School of Economics on Monday, as she made her case for why leaders need to tackle the global learning crisis - and fast....

A sustainable end to the HIV epidemic requires resolve not retreat

18 May 2017

Last week a study published in The Lancet highlighted the astonishing progress that has been made through the use antiretroviral therapy (ART) to address HIV: young people on the latest drugs now have near-normal life expectancy and are projected to live ten years longer than those who first used ART in 1996.

While some may consider research and development a dry topic,...

Citizen activism really IS more important than ever!

18 May 2017
This month, the RESULTS National Conference discussed the theme of why citizens campaigning on international development issues matters more today than ever before. Keynote speaker Professor David Hudson of Birmingham University opened the conference and stressed that poverty is essentially political (30s sound clip). In a democratic system, overcoming it is...

DFID and Disability

3 May 2017

Disabled people are routinely left behind as countries develop. In order for DFID to address this in its work, disability needs to be embedded across the work of DFID, in the same way that gender is, in order to really ensure that disabled people are included in all the work it does as a department. RESULTS UK and its partners in the Bond Disability and Development Group (Bond DDG) have been calling for this for the past few years, since we first started working on disability, as part of our...

Polio video conference call now online

2 May 2017

Polio is endemic in only three countries in the world - Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ending the disease forever is truly within our grasp - if we can eradicate it everywhere, including the most remote, insecure and hardest to access locations.

Jim Calverley, RESULTS UK's Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Heath) speaks to grassroots campaigners from the UK and Canada about his recent trip taking journalists to northern Nigeria, to witness at first-hand how a polio...

Owning It

26 April 2017

“No child should be denied the right to highly effective preventive interventions for unfair reasons, including economic and social causes. All barriers must be overcome” – Margaret Chan, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General [1]

How do countries overcome the barriers and challenges to ensure all children receive all WHO recommended vaccines? I think country ownership is key, and today RESULTS UK launches, “...

The Value of Vaccines

24 April 2017

Children shouldn’t die from preventable diseases. Especially not from diseases which we have vaccines which we know can prevent children suffering from diseases such as polio and measles. Vaccines save lives and are one of the best buys in public health.

I would say that though, it’s my job to champion vaccines.

But when one in seven children still do not receive even the most basic vaccines and approximately 1.5 million children die every year from vaccine preventable...

The Right to Education

7 April 2017

In advocating for policy change we always talk about needing an ‘evidence-base’. Something which we can use to show that there is an issue, or that there has been progress, or that an intervention is not working. We can’t just work off our feelings on a situation; to be effective advocates for change we need to be grounded in reality.

At RESULTS, since 2015 we have been helping to develop such a base, the Right to Education Index (RTEI). RTEI is a global index built out of the...

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