Blog: 2019

The GPEI Pledging Moment: What it means for polio eradication

20 November 2019

On Tuesday, political leaders and donors from around the world gathered in Abu Dhabi to attend the Pledging Moment for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The $2.6bn raised will help to ensure that the GPEI can implement their 2019-2023 Endgame Strategy to secure a polio-free world.

A number of countries and organisations...

Fulfilling fundamental rights by investing in human development in 2020

18 November 2019

By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere’ . Here we have the first Sustainable Development Goal and its target.

More than 70 years ago, governments coming out of the Second World War created an era of human rights, and signed their endless commitment to protect them. The inception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was followed by several international treaties...

World Pneumonia Day 2019: the opportunity that lies ahead

12 November 2019

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that accounts for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old, killing over 880,000 children in 2017. However, it can be averted by immunisation and adequate nutrition. This enormous death toll is needless and preventable. Political uncertainty over the coming period must not stand in the way of the UK’s commitment to the world's most vulnerable and marginalised people.

This...

School students from Malawi join the campaign to Unlock Education for Everyone!

6 November 2019

Each year, Send My Friend to School partners with the Steve Sinnott Foundation and the National Education Union for its annual ‘Young Ambassadors Project’. Send My Friend , which is hosted by RESULTS UK, is a UK civil society coalition of international development NGOs, teachers’ unions and charities. It brings together young people, politicians, teachers, civil...

November grassroots conference call: Let's make #VaccinesWork for every child

6 November 2019

This month, our grassroots conference call was held on the very day that UK announced its financial support to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – some £400 million over three years . This is a fantastic result, and exactly what we have been calling for! A huge thank you to everyone who has helped us campaign for this investment, it...

Help us build the will to eradicate polio this World Polio Day

24 October 2019

This year’s World Polio Day allows us to celebrate the remarkable success achieved as we aim to eradicate the scourge of Polio, but also to recognise the challenges that still remain. Next month, donors from across the world come together to commit money to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), one of the key organisations fighting to eradicate this terrible disease.

Firstly, there is much to celebrate: the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has reduced the number...

Full stomachs are not enough

16 October 2019

To mark World Food Day, Callum Northcote, RESULTS’ Policy Advocacy Officer (Nutrition) tells us why it’s not just about having enough food to eat, but having enough of the right food to eat.

You know that feeling when you’re counting down to lunch? You keep checking the clock to see if colleagues or peers will judge the timing of your sandwich. The crisps you’ve bought may be winking at you, and the feeling in your stomach is making it hard to rip the bag open. That same...

5 reasons we hope to see a fully funded Global Fund

10 October 2019

1.54 pm, 10 October 2019: The Global Fund announces it has reached its US $14 billion target! Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to this amazing result!

Earlier in the day, Rachael Hore, RESULTS UK's Policy Advocacy Officer (TB) explained why achieving this is so important.

Today is the eagerly awaited test of the world’s resolve to end the epidemics of HIV/...

Preventing maternal and child deaths means tackling malnutrition

8 October 2019

As DFID commits to ending preventable deaths of mothers, new-born babies and children in the developing world by 2030, RESULTS UK’s new Head of Policy Advocacy, Alan Lally-Francis, explains why, in order to reach that commitment, the UK must view nutrition as one of its priorities.

In 2018, 5.3 million ...

October Grassroots Conference Call 2019

2 October 2019
Building Health for All, Brick by Brick

Thanks to everyone who joined our October conference call on Tuesday evening, it was great to see lots of new faces! To help us dissect this month's campaign on Building Health for All, Brick by Brick , we were joined by guest speaker Tom Guha, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Nutrition and Education) at RESULTS.

Currently, the high cost of health care around the...

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