Blog: 2018

How can we achieve health for everyone everywhere?

14 December 2018

Each year, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day (12 December) is a moment to recognise that every person – no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have – should have access to sufficient health services without suffering financial hardship.

This UHC Day, we invited global UHC expert Robert Yates from Chatham House, and Jenny Vaughan from STOPAIDS to speak to us about the vital importance of advocacy to achieve UHC.

Many thanks to...

December grassroots conference call

14 December 2018

A recording of the December grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by three expert RESULTS staff members to talk about our advocacy priorities for the coming year. These are also outlined in this month's action materials . Listen or read how we plan to make a difference in 2019, and plan your own campaigning! We've also set...

Vans vs HIV

23 November 2018

“I’ve known him for years. He watched his father beat his mother to death at 9. After that, he searched the bins for food while his father got drunk. He started injecting drugs at 12. He felt that streets were kinder to him than his family, so that’s where he’s lived ever since.”

This was one story we heard from Dan Popescu, Head of the Outreach Team at the Romanian Association Against AIDS ( ...

Regional cooperation in the fight against tuberculosis: politics and practice in Papua New Guinea

19 November 2018

Last week almost 15,000 international delegates and world leaders gathered in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG), to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. APEC is a regional economic forum that was established in 1989 and is made up of 21 countries. It aims to “ create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by...

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

15 November 2018

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, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has accelerated the emergence and spread of...

November grassroots conference call

9 November 2018

A recording of the November grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Claire Baudot, Advocacy Manager at Global Health Advocates (GHA) France in Paris. Claire leads the parliamentary engagement of GHA France on tuberculosis, child survival and Universal Health Coverage.

Claire explained why investments in health are central to achieving the UN Sustainable...

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

24 October 2018

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 Eradication Initiative (GPEI) , polio cases have reduced by 99%, and today polio only remains endemic in three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. With only 19 cases of wild polio virus this year...

RESULTS UK at the Party Conferences

18 October 2018

Every year the major political parties in the UK hold an annual autumn conference. Conferences are a great opportunity for members of a party to vote on future policy decisions, attend events and chat to parliamentarians. Since 2015, RESULTS UK and Send My Friend to School have attended various party conferences in order to ensure that the key issues of global health and education are continually in the foreground of conversations on aid, poverty...

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17 October 2018

On 17 October 2018 we mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

It is important to recall at this time the fundamental connection between extreme poverty and human rights, and that people living in poverty are disproportionately affected by many human rights violations.

At RESULTS, we believe that the building blocks leading to the end of poverty include the rights to health, education and economic opportunity....

Q&A with Bormey Chuun: a youth leader for nutrition

16 October 2018

This guest blog post was written by Bormey Chuun, who is taking part in the Scaling Up Nutrition 'Youth Leaders for Nutrition' global advocacy programme. Bormey lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is currently working for Helen Keller International (a non-profit organisation that combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition) and is halfway through a degree in...

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