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24 January 2020

With 2020 likely to prove a pivotal year for the UK Government’s approach to international development, RESULTS’ Senior Policy Advocacy Officer Callum Northcote looks ahead at the upcoming opportunities and argues that for civil society to achieve the impact we all want to achieve, we have to work together.

2020 is going to be an important year. We tend to say that every year, but this year does feel slightly different. We are a third of the way towards 2030 and the...

Gavi at 20: How far have we come and how far can we go?

20 January 2020

This month marks 20 years since the creation of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Founded in 2000, by 2018 Gavi had immunised over 760 million children, delivering lifesaving interventions in over 60 countries saving 13 million lives . Gavi’s 20th birthday provides an important opportunity to celebrate Gavi’s achievements, and to focus minds on the remaining challenges.

The successes of Gavi in the last 20...

January Grassroots Conference Call 2020: DFID's support for global vaccination

20 January 2020

We kicked off 2020 with a network-wide conference call to discuss the politics of UK aid and development and the upcoming pledging moment for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance , which the UK will be hosting.

Our guest speakers on the call were Seb Meaney, Head of UK Strategy at Gavi, who talked about about the importance of UK support for Gavi and from Al Russell, Senior Public Affairs Adviser at Save the Children, on the role of DFID as a powerful anti-...

"Are you ready to lift the world?" Getting inspired at the Global Citizen Prize awards show

23 December 2019

This is a guest blog by RESULTS grassroots advocate Sophia Kleanthous.

“The status quo is no longer acceptable for anyone. Global Citizens are you ready to lift the world?!” Global Citizen Prize, 2019

RESULTS London group at the Global Citizen Prize

Last Friday myself and a fellow group of volunteers from the RESULTS UK London group were invited to attend the Global Citizen Prize...

Tuberculosis and Universal* Health Coverage. *Terms and Conditions Apply.

11 December 2019

This Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, the theme is “Keeping the Promise.” There is no shortage of high-level political promises on achieving universal health coverage (UHC), ending tuberculosis (TB) and leaving no one behind, as well as recognition of the co-dependency of the agendas to end TB and achieve UHC. For example , the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC recognised the...

We All Breathe: Antibiotic Awareness Week

6 December 2019

Recently, RESULTS UK partnered with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) to host a film screening and panel discussion during Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November) , an annual advocacy and awareness raising...

December grassroots conference call 2019 - Champions for Development

6 December 2019

In the last network-wide conference call of the year, we took some time to reflect on what a year it's been! We've been part of successful campaigns for the replenishement of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Education Cannot Wait and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the UK's contributions are something to celebrate. Looking ahead to 2020, we'll be continuing our work on global health, nutrition and education and trying to build relationships across all the main...

The GPEI Pledging Moment: What it means for polio eradication

20 November 2019

On Tuesday, political leaders and donors from around the world gathered in Abu Dhabi to attend the Pledging Moment for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The $2.6bn raised will help to ensure that the GPEI can implement their 2019-2023 Endgame Strategy to secure a polio-free world.

A number of countries and organisations...

Fulfilling fundamental rights by investing in human development in 2020

18 November 2019

By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere’ . Here we have the first Sustainable Development Goal and its target.

More than 70 years ago, governments coming out of the Second World War created an era of human rights, and signed their endless commitment to protect them. The inception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was followed by several international treaties...

World Pneumonia Day 2019: the opportunity that lies ahead

12 November 2019

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that accounts for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old, killing over 880,000 children in 2017. However, it can be averted by immunisation and adequate nutrition. This enormous death toll is needless and preventable. Political uncertainty over the coming period must not stand in the way of the UK’s commitment to the world's most vulnerable and marginalised people.

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