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On the road to recovery: rebuilding health systems in Liberia

18 September 2017

Last month RESULTS UK led a delegation of four parliamentarians to Liberia to see firsthand how the country is addressing major health challenges after the devastating Ebola outbreak, particularly its high infant mortality and increasing burden of tuberculosis. We were joined by the Chair of the International Development Committee (IDC) Stephen Twigg MP (Liverpool, West Derby), the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for...

September conference call recording now available

13 September 2017

A recording of the September grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

Poor nutrition leads to millions of child deaths and wasted human potential, but is entirely preventable. The UK has played a big role in the global fight against malnutrition. In 2013, then Prime Minister David Cameron established the ‘Nutrition for Growth’ (‘N4G’) agenda, raising $23 billion of new funding for nutrition programmes.

But four...

Global Immunisation: Reasons to be Optimistic?

25 August 2017

It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas (but that is just 122 days away…) - time for immunisation geeks like me to blog on the latest immunisation figures. I wrote my first one of these last year, questioning if we were making progress on tackling inequities . Well a year on, have we made any progress and what exactly are we doing about it here at RESULTS UK?

We’re still at 86%

In...

Why does engagement and coordination on TB matter at the European level?

18 August 2017

Established in 2009, TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) is the only regional civil society network working exclusively on TB in the European region. Since its foundation, TBEC has been actively supported by RESULTS UK. With increasing rates of drug-resistant TB, limited funding, and low awareness among decision-makers in the region, TBEC focuses its efforts in two key areas. First, TBEC actively engages with various international decision-makers and networks...

August conference call now available

11 August 2017

The August grassroots conference call is now available . After a round-up of your actions around the UK, we heard from Oxfam’s Gideon Rabinowitz, aid policy expert, explaining why it’s important that our politicians support the achievements of the UK’s international aid efforts.

Thanks to you, many MPs have been active supporters of international development this year so far. Whether they urged Theresa May to prioritise TB at the G20, became...

World Breastfeeding Week special - what mums have to say!

7 August 2017

Breastmilk; nature’s elixir which combines nutrition, immunology, and nurture in precise proportions for the new born who has just come from the protective womb of a mother.

When done correctly, breastfeeding can save not 10, not 100, not even 1000, but over 800,000 lives every single year – helping young babies survive and thrive by promoting their little brains and bodies to develop rapidly and properly, whilst protecting them from infection. It also has a long lasting protective...

Advocacy on global development at the World Bank

1 August 2017

Volunteer campaigners Ellie Wason and Hannah Lathan have just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC, as part of which they took part in an advocacy meeting at the World Bank.

At the grassroots advocacy level, lobbying our local MPs in the UK, it is easy to feel a disconnect with international processes in the development world, especially when organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank are based in the US....

Power phrases at the RESULTS International Conference

31 July 2017

Hannah Lathan is a campaigner with the Oxford RESULTS Group and has just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC for the first time.

Power words and phrases have the ability to move others to listen, remember and take notes better. This is something that is easily integrated into our advocacy work. During my time at the RESULTS International Conference last week, I noticed that my notebook was...

RESULTS International Conference: Supporting the Global Partnership for Education

27 July 2017

Ellie Wason is a campaigner with the Brighton RESULTS Group and has just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC for the first time.

One of RESULTS’ key themes in campaigning for poverty reduction is education. The importance of education in eliminating poverty has received attention at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC, where we have heard from RESULTS staff and a diverse range of other civil society groups...

What is the role of a RESULTS grassroots volunteer?

23 July 2017

Dr. Vikki Burns is a campaigner with the Birmingham RESULTS Group and is a member of the RESULTS UK Board of Trustees. She is attending the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC for the first time.

Describing the work of a RESULTS grassroots volunteer can be challenging. When I explain that we use informed advocacy to call for an end to extreme poverty worldwide, I usually finish with an ironic “because I like achievable goals”! However, being here...

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