Content labelled as: Health Systems

"With such a small piece of cloth, how do you choose what to cover?"

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In her second blog from Cambodia, Dr Jess Potter reports from the MDR-TB ward at CENAT hospital in Phnom Penh and highlights the impossible choices that have to be made with limited funding.

Today we are back in Phnom Penh at the National Centre for Tuberculosis (CENAT) to see their...

Reflections on immunisation in Uganda

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Sat on a mother’s lap under a tree, a baby cries out loudly and sharply. He doesn't care about the surrounding crowd or the other twenty babies waiting and watching with their mothers. The most important thing he doesn't know or care about right then is that his life has just been changed...

What's Pneumonia got to do with the Global Goals?

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On #WorldPneumoniaDay 2016, Laura Kerr reminds us how the prevention of one disease can help reduce many preventable child deaths and requires a strong, well functioning health system.

In 2015, 2,500 young lives were lost every single day because of pneumonia.

It is the number...

Why nutrition and health combined? Lessons from Malawi

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Callum Northcote, Policy Advocacy Coordinator, reflects on a recent visit to Malawi to see how nutrition programmes are being integrated into wider health programmes and previews this week's nutrition advocacy tour.

World AIDS Day: global challenges require global leadership

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Across the pond, pundits are beginning to speculate what the President-Elect’s cabinet picks will mean for US support for international development, with some pessimistically suggesting that America First may literally translate as America Not Overseas.

In particular, concerns have been...

Integrating nutrition and health: Strengthening the evidence through case studies

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This week, RESULTS UK launched its most recent research, ‘ Integrating nutrition and health across the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health continuum ’. Anushree Shiroor, Policy Advocacy Officer (Nutrition), reviews the key findings.

Why is nutrition critical along...

A good news story: Improved health in El Salvador

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In this guest post, Steve Lewis, RESULTS UK'S former Head of Policy, reflects on a recent visit to El Salvador and the incredible progress that has been made to expand access to basic primary health care across rural communities.

Let me introduce you to my friend Graciela. Graciela’s...

A sustainable end to the HIV epidemic requires resolve not retreat

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Last week a study published in The Lancet highlighted the astonishing progress that has been made through the use antiretroviral therapy (ART) to address HIV: young people on the...

Owning It

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“No child should be denied the right to highly effective preventive interventions for unfair reasons, including economic and social causes. All barriers must be overcome” – Margaret Chan, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General [1]

How do countries overcome the barriers and...

Citizen activism really IS more important than ever!

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This month, the RESULTS National Conference discussed the theme of why citizens campaigning on international development issues matters more today than ever before. Keynote speaker Professor David Hudson of Birmingham University opened the conference and stressed that...

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