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Social Distancing? It’s Social Solidarity.

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It is frightening to see the world responding to the Covid-19 Crisis. Many countries are realising that they have not acted soon enough, or firmly enough, and have seen their number of cases and deaths rise. We share deep concerns for what this means for people everywhere, but particularly those...

Nutrition for resilience: the role of nutrition in building pandemic preparedness

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Florence giving a speech during a Parliamentary event on health in February 2020. Image: Action for Global Health

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April Grassroots Conference Call 2020 - The need for resilience

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This month we'll be taking action by collaborating with our local groups digitally to write joint letters welcoming the Secretary of State, Anne-Marie Trevelyan to her role, and asking that she maintains the UK's leadership on global health internventions that strengthen...

How the COVID-19 pandemic shows us the importance of immunisation

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Immunisation allows people to live in freedom from the fear of disease. Coronavirus has laid this truth bare - as humanity is exposed to a disease it has no protection from, life as we know it totally alters.

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The devastating effect of the COVID–19 pandemic on the TB response: A minimum of 5 years of progress lost and 6 million additional people ill with TB

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A new modelling report shows that a 3-month lockdown and a protracted 10-month restoration could lead to an additional 6.3 million cases of TB between 2020 and 2025, and...

May Grassroots Conference Call 2020 - The impact of COVID-19

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Thanks to everyone who joined us on the evening of Tuesday 5 May. We started off with a celebration on the Government's recent announcement on their support for Gavi, the Vacine Alliance - a huge campaign win for us and a hugely positive change in the world, with the UK's financial contribution...

COVID-19 has exposed the danger of iniquitous food and health systems - let's fix it

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"Progress on nutrition is not just too slow - it is also deeply unfair," Global Nutrition Report 2020

Progress has been made but more needs to be done. It is a cliché NGO response whenever new data is released, striking a cautious balance between recognising global efforts while sounding an...

Every day is different - Using my voice as a health advocate during COVID-19

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This is a guest blog by Lucky Soglo, Youth Leader for Health. Lucky advocates regularly for increased domestic resources for enhanced malaria responses and health system strengthening, through his involvement in the Youth Leaders for...

June 2020 Grassroots Conference Call - Preventing a Double Threat

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This month the grassroots network convened to discuss new predictions made on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have on the number of cases of other infectious diseases; TB, HIV and malaria, and why the UK Government should invest in the new CRM-19 mechanism to help mitigate those...

Accelerating access to routine immunisation in the time of COVID-19: What follows Gavi’s replenishment?

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Written by Neil Raw on behalf of the Gavi CSO Constituency and the organising partners, and originally appeared on the Gavi website.

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