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October 2021 grassroots conference call - Unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines

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This month's grassroots conference call discussed the need for 'vaccine equity' in the global COVID-19 response. Our guest speaker, Oxfam GB's Health Policy Manager Anna Marriott, called for the UK Government to both scale up donations of surplus vaccines to countries that need them, and to...

September Grassroots Conference Call: Nutrition for Growth - it's time to commit!

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In our September grassroots conference call, we focused on the issue of nutrition, with just weeks to go now before the important Nutrition for Growth Summit in early December. But that's not all! With the UN climate conference (COP-26) coming up in Glasgow, there's a great opportunity to use...

July Grassroots Conference Call

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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...

The world was a very different place 100 years ago

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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...

June Grassroots Conference Call: COVID-19 Vaccinations for All

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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...

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

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"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...

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

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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...

January Grassroots Conference call 2020 - A year of action!

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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...

The interventions needed to realise Universal Health Coverage

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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...

In conversation with a polio vaccinator

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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...

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