Campaign guides

Working with the media: creating a press release

Generating publicity for your local RESULTS group is a great way to raise awareness of your group’s activities and to recruit new members. Sending out a press release is one the best way to inform the media about what you are up to. Read on for an easy guide you can follow to craft the perfect press release.

How to write to your MP

MPs need to hear from their constituents. They depend on their constituents to educate them about what issues are most important to them. Writing a letter only takes a short amount of your time but it ensures that the people who make decisions on your behalf, every day, know how you want to be represented. Read on for an easy guide you can follow to write a great letter to your MP.

An introduction to education

Education is a right, not a privilege, and is central to ending poverty. A good education empowers individuals, contributes to greater economic growth, produces healthier populations, and builds more stable, equitable societies. Read on to find out more about education in developing countries and the barriers we face to get more children in school.

An introduction to tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a contagious airborne disease which commonly attacks the lungs but can affect any part of the body, from the bloodstream to the brain. Despite being preventable, detectable and curable, nearly 9.6 million people are infected with the disease each year and 1.5 million people die from it. Read on to find out more about TB and the interventions that exist to diagnose and treat it.

Starting a new RESULTS group in your community

The most difficult part of setting up a new RESULTS group can be finding other like-minded people to join your group. Read on for some top tips for recruiting members for your group and how to hold a successful first meeting.

An introduction to child health

During the first five years of life, children are vulnerable to many deadly diseases, including pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria. In the poorest countries, these conditions are worsened by chronic under-nutrition, poor access to treatment and preventative care, and lack of access to clean water and basic hygiene and sanitation. Read on to find out more childhood diseases and how vaccines are helping to save millions of lives.

An introduction to undernutrition

Undernutrition is a term which describes the various health conditions caused by the body not receiving enough energy (food) or nutrients. Undernutrition can affect people in a variety of ways; they can become too short for their age (stunted); dangerously thin (wasted); and deficient in vitamins and minerals (micronutrient deficient). Read on to find out more about undernutrition and the interventions that exist to address it.

Working with the media: writing a letter to the editor

Most newspapers and magazines have a ‘letters page’ that gives readers the opportunity to express their views and opinions. The letters page is often the most frequently read page of a publication and provides you with a good opportunity to promote your cause to a wide audience. Read on for an easy guide on how to craft and pitch a letter to the editor for your local paper.

An introduction to undernutrition

Undernutrition is a term which describes the various health conditions caused by the body not receiving enough energy (food) or nutrients. Undernutrition can affect people in a variety of ways; they can become too short for their age (stunted); dangerously thin (wasted); and deficient in vitamins and minerals (micronutrient deficient). Read on to find out more about undernutrition and the interventions that exist to address it.

Healthy Lives events resources

We know that lots of you are busy planning an exciting array of Healthy Lives events to help raise awareness of malnutrition in the run up to Rio. Here are some resources you may find useful for your event, including posters, brief talking points to get your conversations started, and a model MP letter to encourage event attendees to take action.

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