Blog: 2019

March 2019 Grassroots Conference Call - The Global Fund with John Fawcett

11 March 2019

For the March grassroots call, Aaron dialled in from Amsterdam where he had been in talks with GFAN (the Global Fund Advocates Network), and we were joined by guest speaker John Fawcett (pictured), the Director of Global Policy and Advocacy at RESULTS in the US. After catching up with the grassroots updates across the network we discussed the upcoming replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. John offered some valuable insight into the great work that the Global Fund...

Let’s empower women nutritionally

8 March 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day we spoke to Youth Leader for Nutrition Barsha Bhattarai to find out her thoughts on malnutrition in Nepal, why malnutrition is an issue for women, and who inspires her to do the work she does.

Barsha is campaigning for greater investment in adolescent nutrition, an area which has until now been largely neglected. She also organises community theatre to help communities understand complicated nutrition issues, and currently works...

February 2019 grassroots conference call

26 February 2019

You can hear the recording of February's grassroots conference call here . After a discussion of the latest attacks on UK aid in the media, and the importance of continuing to speak up for our efforts to achieve the Global Goals, the discussion turned to one of the most important topics in global health - malnutrition.

Good nutrition underpins one's ability to lead a healthy life, and the UK...

Advocates show their love for the Global Fund

15 February 2019

Yesterday, campaigners in the UK joined a global Valentine’s Day campaign to show their appreciation for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and to ask donors to be bold and ambitious at the forthcoming replenishment conference later this year.

With a red heart balloon in hand, RESULTS grassroots campaigner, Richard, was joined by our friends from STOPAIDS, ONE and Malaria No More to deliver a letter to International Development Minister...

Unlock Education for Everyone

15 February 2019

The 2019 Send My Friend to School campaign to Unlock Education for Everyone has launched this week!

The Send My Friend to School campaign, of which RESULTS is a part, is a coalition of over 20 organisations and teaching unions, working to ensure every child gets a quality education. This year, we will be joining Send My Friend to call on the UK government to Unlock Education...

UK to host crucial immunisation replenishment conference in 2020

15 February 2019

This week it was announced that the UK will host the replenishment conference of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) in 2020. The conference will bring together political leaders, civil society, public and private donors, vaccine manufacturers, and governments to support the global vaccine partnership which has protected 700 million children against deadly infectious diseases, averted 500 million...

Why I’ve chosen to become a TB activist

29 January 2019

This guest blog post was written by Demi Mason, who is a member of the RESULTS London group and is a TB survivor. Demi was born in Australia but now lives in London as a writer and activist.

We live in a society today where people seem to have forgotten about a very real, impactful and highly infectious disease: tuberculosis. There is a complacency that has developed over time and an attitude that what we cannot see right in front of us does not exist. This attitude exists...

Polio Transition - The missing link to eradication?

25 January 2019

Polio eradication is within our grasp. Many reports, recommendations, and committees exist, alongside political will, to drive efforts towards eradicating polio for good by 2023.

But the landscape of public health is not the same as it was 30 years ago. As we near eradication, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), who have spearheaded eradication efforts, will no...

January monthly conference call

10 January 2019

A recording of the January grassroots conference call is now online. To kick off 2019, we were joined by Paul Abernethy, who leads the political advocacy of Bond and works with parliamentarians in support of ending global poverty.

Paul explained that the UK is currently reviewing its progress towards achieving the 17...

What is it like to work at RESULTS?

3 January 2019

This blog was written by Valeria Rodriguez, a student at the University of Florida who spent three months volunteering with RESULTS UK as part of a university programme.

As an intern at RESULTS, I learned about many significant global issues that made me realise how uninformed I was before. In my opinion, it is important for everyone to be active members of society and be aware of these global issues. This made RESULTS a perfect opportunity for me, as it provided an...

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