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Where is the UK in the fight against malnutrition?

26 July 2021

As we approach a key part of the Year of Action on Nutrition, starting with the UN Food System Pre-Summit this week leading to the actual Food System Summit in September, and the Nutrition for Growth Summit in December, engagement by governments is key to mobilising the financial and political commitments required to tackle malnutrition.

Each of these events are important milestones of the Year of Action on Nutrition. The Food System Summit and the Pre-Summit are convened by the...

The world was a very different place 100 years ago

12 July 2021

In 1921, we were recovering from a major flu pandemic and the First World War. Telephones were still a rarity, and those that did exist were clunky, static and expensive. We were still five years away from the world’s first television screening and Charlie Chaplin had just released his first full-length film. 1921 was also the year in which the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine – more commonly known as the BCG – was first used...

July Grassroots Conference Call

6 July 2021

Our July conference call addressed the topic of COVID-19 Vaccine inequity. We discussed the necessity for countries with excess vaccines to urgently share doses with countries facing barriers to accessing vaccines.

Our expert guest speaker, Waiswa Nkwanga, Senior Associate at the ACTION Global Health Partnership , answered questions about why the dose sharing announcements made...

Barefoot and begging - Pity communications do everyone a disservice

5 July 2021

Barefoot and begging - Pity communications do everyone a disservice

This blog was co-authored by Dela Anderson, Campaigns and Communications Officer and Ruthie Walters, Campaigns Coordinator for RESULTS UK.

The UK Government is abandoning its legal commitment to spend 0.7% of our national income on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA, commonly referred to as aid), cutting £4.5 billion from the budget....

June Grassroots Conference Call: COVID-19 Vaccinations for All

2 June 2021

On Tuesday 2 June, over 35 RESULTS UK grassroots advocates from all over the country (and internationaly!) joined our monthly conference call. It was the start of National Volunteers Week so we began the call with a big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who give up their time to take action to end global poverty. We had a roundup of updates about previous monthly actions, campaigns and events that have happened across the network.

We then turned to the topic of the June...

May Grassroots Conference call: Nutrition for Growth Year of Action

7 May 2021

This month, the call kicked off with Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, giving an overview of recent UK Government announcements on cuts to the UK aid budget and where we're at with the campaign to oppose the cuts (we've since published a blog post on this topic ). After a roundup about the network's activities and hearing about a few exciting events that...

“Callous and short-sighted.” What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

30 April 2021
"Callous and short sighted." What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently confirmed the Government’s plans to slash global health and education funding in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century.

In a statement released at the end of the day on 21 April, we learnt the Foreign Commonwealth and Development...

We’ve joined Crack the Crises – get involved in the first action!

22 April 2021

What is Crack the Crises?

Launched earlier this year, Crack the Crises is a coalition of more than 70 organisations from across the UK, advocating for a better future for people and planet. RESULTS UK joined because we want to be part of bringing people all around the country together to crack the crises of COVID-19, injustice and poverty, climate change and nature loss.

We don't work directly on all the issues mentioned,...

April 2021 Grassroots Conference Call - Building back better, brick by brick

8 April 2021

For the April monthly grassroots conference call, we were joined by expert speaker Clare Symonds , Senior Policy Advocacy Officer for Tuberculosis at RESULTS UK. We discussed the April campaign to influence the outcome of the G7 leaders summit, and how we can play a role in ensuring the UK Government commits to and encourages other leads to building strong health systems as part of the global COVID-19 recovery.

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The never-ending but uplifting journey of mentoring

11 March 2021

A guest blog post by Dr. Sylvia Anie, Mentor for Youth Leaders for Health in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, 2020 - 2021.

Dr. Anie (centre) with some of the Youth Leaders for Health

“A mentor is a counsellor, cheerleader, and a comrade who works purposefully to guide, motivate and uplift”.

What a journey the past year has been!

It has been one of twists and turns, but certainly a highlight for me has been meeting 25 young men and women...

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