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Nutrition is a human right

10 February 2021
Nutrition is a human right

Being healthy should not be a privilege: health is a fundamental human right. Given that our health depends on being able to eat meals that contain the vital nutrients our bodies need to survive and thrive - nutrition is also a human right, and shouldn’t be reserved to those who are privileged.

Malnutrition shows inequalities

Being malnourished takes many different forms. Undernutrition conditions include being wasted (dangerously thin for your...

February Grassroots Conference Call 2021- Oppose the aid cuts!

5 February 2021

On Tuesday 2nd February, 45 RESULTS UK campaigners from across the country came together for our monthly network-wide call to hear about what is happening with UK aid at the moment and why we should fight against the proposed cuts to the aid budget. Find out about the February ‘Oppose the aid cuts!’ campaign here .

We started with the usual roundups with Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, giving an...

International Education Day - Protect and prioritise education in 2021 and beyond

22 January 2021

This is a guest blog from Zoe Cohen, Secretariat Coordinator of the International Parliamentary Network for Education (IPNEd). Established in 2020, IPNEd seeks to mobilise political leadership for global education, and is the newest of RESULTS UK’s hosted organisations.

International Education Day - Protect and prioritise education in 2021 and beyond

Children who are Palestinian refugees at school in Ein El Hilweh, Lebanon...

January Grassroots Conference call 2020 - A year of action!

13 January 2021

On Tuesday we kicked off 2021 with a network-wide call to plan the year ahead and discuss the key moments coming up for our campaigns.

We were joined by expert speakers from RESULTS UK: Kaleem Luthra, our Parliamentary Advocacy Coordinator, who among other things coordinates our work on global education; Ma thilde Chiesa, Policy Advocacy Officer (Nutrition); Harry Rogers, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Health), and Naveed Chaudhri, Head of Campaigns who gave us an update on...

The interventions needed to realise Universal Health Coverage

10 December 2020

On 12 December, the world will celebrate Universal Health Coverage Day , a day where we ask for more investments into health systems that protect us all. At the end of a year heavily disrupted by COVID-19, we need to collectively ask for better access to health care in order to recover from this pandemic. A lot more commitments from our leaders are necessary to build stronger health systems to make Universal Health Coverage a reality....

December grassroots conference call - oppose the U-turn on aid

3 December 2020

This month we heard from Adam Bailey, UK & Ireland Campaigns Manager at The ONE Campaign, about the Government's proposal to reduce UK overseas aid spending to 0.5% of national income, and how international development organisations are planning their advocacy response. You can watch a recording of the conference call here .

Links referred to in the discussion:

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Black History Month - In conversation with Degan Ali

12 November 2020

On 30 October 2020, marking the end of our Black History Month activities at RESULTS UK, we welcomed Degan Ali, renowned expert in the localisation of humanitarian aid and food security to join us 'in conversation'. Degan Ali has over twenty years’ experience in international development and is the Executive Director of Adeso, an African development and humanitarian NGO that changes the way people think about and deliver aid in Africa. Degan’s achievements include designing and overseeing...

November grassroots conference call - Nutrition funding after 2020

6 November 2020
This month we heard from Aaron Oxley, RESULTS UK Executive Director, Naveed Chaudhri, Head of Campaigns, and Dela Anderson, Campaigns and Communications Officer, about the imminent risk to UK funding for global nutrition programmes. They explained how this comes at a time when malnutrition and food insecurity is set to rise because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how advocates can take action to press the Government to pledge new funding. You can find this month's action materials...

Black History Month interview with Carolann Edwards

30 October 2020

Following George Floyd’s death, Black History Month has never been as needed or relevant. The fight for racial justice must always have an appreciation of culture and history at its heart. RESULTS’s mission – to overcome poverty by helping people exercise their own personal power for change – means believing in diversity and therefore understanding more about black history, heritage and culture. It’s key to understanding racism, oppression and standing in solidarity against it.

As...

In conversation with a polio vaccinator

23 October 2020

To mark World Polio Day (24 November), Harry Rogers, RESULTS’ Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for Child Health, interviews Edmund Duodu, a community vaccinator in Ghana, to hear how his work is going.

When we think of health, the year 2020 will forever be dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we celebrate World Polio Day this year, we’re reminded of another infectious disease, once so prominent in the public’s consciousness, now fading into history due...

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