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UK aid is safe for now, but we must ensure that it is spent where it’s most needed

19 August 2019

The recent appointment of Alok Sharma to Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development was a move welcomed by the International Development community, and has decreased fears amongst aid supporters that this Conservative Government will profoundly change the way that our aid is spent, although the threat still remains. The newly elected Conservative leader, Boris Johnson, is...

August grassroots conference call

7 August 2019

A recording of the August grassroots conference call is available to listen to here .

We were joined by guest speaker Emma Wagner, Education in Emergencies Policy & Advocacy Adviser at Save the Children who spoke eloquently about the importance of children receivfing an education in emergency situations such as conflicts and natural disasters. Save the Children and RESULTS are both...

What the UK’s Global Fund pledge really means

2 July 2019

On Saturday, Theresa May announced the UK’s continued commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Pledging to invest up to £1.4 billion over the next three years, it’s an investment that will help save the lives of 2 million people around the world.

Over the last few months, we’ve worked with friends and allies in the UK and across the world and sent a seemingly endless list of letters, hosted private briefings, met with civil servants, organised...

Laying the Foundations: What is transition and why does it matter?

17 June 2019

This blog was co-authored by James Cole (STOPAIDS) and Neil Raw (RESULTS UK) on behalf of the UK Sustainability and Transitions Working Group.

Last month, the UK Sustainability and Transitions Working Group convened representatives of civil society, UK government and independent organisations to discuss one of the most pertinent, yet under-discussed, issues currently facing the aid sector: transition.

Transition is defined as the process whereby a country’...

June 2019 conference call -

12 June 2019
June 2019 conference call - The Global Fund's Vital Work

This month we were joined by Resty Nalwanga from Uganda. Resty became an advocate for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria after she started receiving treatment for HIV and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), and currently works as a sexual and reproductive health and rights officer at the Uganda Network of...

Brick by Brick: Accelerating Progress on Global Health

10 June 2019

In 2019, no-one should be denied access to life-saving vaccines, services for diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and good nutrition. Even though we have made remarkable progress in improving global health, challenges remain and progress is stalling. 1 in 10 children do not receive any vaccines, TB is the...

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Science for the people, by the people

17 May 2019

Today is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on how some of the world’s most exciting research is made possible and why that matters.

The last year has been a fantastic year for vaccines research. We’ve seen two new clinical trials kick-off to test novel vaccine designs that build on over 15...

May grassroots conference call: World Bank funding for nutrition

8 May 2019

Last night's monthly conference call discussed something a bit different: how to influence the World Bank's financing of human development, including vital nutrition programmes.

As well as funding its own nutrition programmes, the UK Government is the biggest financial contributor to 'IDA', the International Development Association, the mechanism through which the World Bank funds programmes in some of the world's poorest countries, through grants and low-interest loans. Using its...

Measles, malaria and motorbikes: Immunisation in Ghana

26 April 2019
Measles, malaria and motorbikes: Immunisation in Ghana

Edmund hopping on a bike to provide immunisation services in hard to reach island communities in Afram Plains, Ghana. Image: Edmund Duodo, Twitter, 2018

Edmund Atweri Duodo:

I was born in a village called Teacher Mante in the Eastern Region of Ghana. In 1988, measles, known in my local language as ‘Ntobro’, was a household name and believed to be a routine infection every child should have.

In my village, there...

April 2019 Conference Call - Immunisation in Ghana

8 April 2019
April 2019 Grassroots Conference Call - Immunisation in Ghana

Image: Edmund shows us his motorbike, which he acquired with support form Gavi. The bike helps him reach remote locations that would otherwise only be accessible on foot.

This month, health advocate and nurse Edmund Duodo joined us from Ghana, sharing his experience of working directly with the hardest to reach communities. His expertise helped us in the UK visualise the incredible work that health workers are doing on the...

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