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Global Immunisation: Reasons to be Optimistic?

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It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas (but that is just 122 days away…) - time for immunisation geeks like me to blog on the latest immunisation figures. I wrote my first one of these last year, questioning...

The game's not over yet

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At a time when UK development aid is subject to so much criticism, it was wonderful to see cross-party support for a World Polio Day event in Trafalgar Square last week that pitted parliamentarians and the GB wheelchair basketball team against each other. The ...

A Balancing Act: What happens when polio funding ends?

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This blog is co-authored by RESULTS UK’s Laura Kerr (Child Health Policy Officer) and RESULTS Australia’s Leila Stennett (Campaigns Director).

Today, RESULTS UK and RESULTS Australia launch ‘...

April Conference Call

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A recording of the April grassroots conference call is now available . This month, we were joined by Seb Meaney, Head of UK Strategy within the Resource Mobilisation & Private Sector Partnerships...

Building political champions for immunisation

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World Immunisation Week provides a chance for the world to celebrate the amazing achievements of immunisation efforts globally. UK aid alone has immunised over 67 million children against preventable diseases, and global immunisation programmes save 2–3 million lives each year. The world is also...

Polio Transition – A Missed Opportunity on the path towards UHC?

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How are we going to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC)? This is the focus of this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) taking place in Geneva from May 21 st -26 th . Since taking office, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros, has set out ambitious objectives as part...

The economic impact of immunisation: a good deal and the right one

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In 2018 no one should die from diseases that we are able to treat or suffer from illnesses we are able to prevent. But saving lives and preventing unnecessary suffering isn’t only the humane thing to do - it makes sense economically as well.

The UK has been a global leader on...

Immunisation – it’s beyond routine, it’s essential.

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A few weeks ago, I visited Shalalake, a small kebele (village) in the Arsi District of Ethiopia. It was around a three-hour drive from the nearest large town and a 5km walk to the nearest health post. The kebele had no clean running water, with people relying on water purification tablets. They...

World Polio Day 2018: We’ve not achieved eradication yet, but we know how to get there

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Today is World Polio Day – a day to celebrate the successes of polio eradication efforts and recognise the great achievements of all those involved in eliminating cases of this deadly disease. Since 1988, thanks to the efforts of the Global Polio...

Prevention is always better than cure: World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

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This blog post was co-written by Janika Hauser, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for Tuberculosis, and Yasmin Mahboubi, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for Child Health, to mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018.

Since their discovery in 1928 by biologist Sir Alexander Fleming,...

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