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RESULTS National Conference 2022: The Power in All Our Voices

18 July 2022

Over the weekend of 2-3 July, 2022 we held our annual National Conference! This year was extra special as we had our first hybrid set-up, with attendees and speakers joining in-person or online. Many of our campaigners, new and old, were able to connect in-person for the first time in two years after our switch to virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was great to be joined by campaigners from all over the UK, and speakers from all over the world, to really compliment this year’s...

July grassroots conference call

13 July 2022

On this month's grassroots conference call, we were joined by inspirational guest speaker Jane Napais Lankisa , a Youth Leader for Nutrition with the Scaling Up Nutrition civil society network in Kenya. Jane shared her passion for supporting her community to improve their nutrition, especially for adolescent girls, and the extra challenges created by the current food crisis. You can watch the video...

IDC Report: Racism in the Aid Sector

8 July 2022

On June 23, Parliament’s International Development Select Committee (IDC), the committee responsible for the scrutiny of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA or ‘aid’) spending, released a long-awaited report on ‘Racism in the Aid Sector ’. This report is the first publication from the IDC’s broader inquiry looking at the ‘Philosophy and Culture of the Aid Sector’. The IDC’s...

Youth Leader for Nutrition’s view on UK International Development Strategy

5 July 2022

This is a guest blog written by Jane Napais Lankisa, a Youth Leader for Nutrition*. She is a trained nutritionist from Kenyatta University, Kenya who now works as a Nutritionist at Feed the Children, inspiring caregivers to adopt positive health behaviours. She is a committed youth advocate and team lead for the FEED Nutrition Advocacy Unit, advocating for adolescent girls’ nutrition. Jane is particularly passionate about adolescent girls’ nutrition and the links between...

June grassroots conference call

10 June 2022

This month, we heard from guest speaker Kit Dorey from Peace Direct about the Government's new International Development Strategy (IDS), and what it is likely to mean for the UK's anti-poverty work. With an increased focus on trade and economic development, and the UK's national interest, the IDS barely mentions poverty reduction - the legal and moral purpose of the UK's Official Development Asssistance (ODA) spending. And with ODA forecast to return to 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) by...

A webinar series: Routine Immunisation Services amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

24 May 2022

When the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 brought the world to a standstill in 2020, immunisation programmes worldwide were disrupted like almost every other health programme. The disruption was mainly due to the understandable diversion of resources to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic as well as mobility restrictions stopping people from accessing healthcare or health workers reaching out to populations that are marginalised.

After over two years of the pandemic and ongoing efforts to...

How transition of development funding affects LGBTQI+ access to health

17 May 2022

This blog was written by Amina Babirye, Advocacy Officer at STOPAIDS, with the support of Beatrice Coates, Policy Advocacy Coordinator at RESULTS UK, as co-chairs of the UK Sustainability and Transitions (ST) Working Group. The ST Working Group is made up of NGOs, think tanks and academic institutions working on issues relating to sustainability and transitions, primarily in the global health arena.

One of the biggest challenges facing the Lesbian,...

May Grassroots Conference Call

4 May 2022

This month, we are ramping up our advocacy efforts to raise support for a pledge from the UK Government to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Since it was founded in 2001, the Global Fund has saved over 44 million lives, and it needs investment this year to ensure it can save 20 million more lives and take us one step closer to eradicating these three deadly diseases....

Immunization, health and poverty: a look at our vaccine-related advocacy

25 April 2022

Co-authored by Vinny Wooding, Chhavi Bansal, Harry Bignell and Ruthie Walters

During World Immunization Week (24-30 April), people around the world come together to highlight the importance of vaccines and how they protect us against diseases. So, for World Immunisation Week, at RESULTS, we have reflected on the advocacy we’re doing around vaccines, why it’s important, and what it’s got to do with an end to poverty.

Put simply,...

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Nutrition, Climate Change and Indigenous Food Networks

22 April 2022

The organisers of Earth Day 2022 have said that as a planet, we must “act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).” This goal is admirable and – more importantly – imperative. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, released a report earlier this year that found roughly half of the world’s population is...

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