Blog: 2022

June grassroots conference call

10 June 2022

This month, we heard from guest speaker Kit Dorey from Peace Direct about the Government's new International Development Strategy (IDS), and what it is likely to mean for the UK's anti-poverty work. With an increased focus on trade and economic development, and the UK's national interest, the IDS barely mentions poverty reduction - the legal and moral purpose of the UK's Official Development Asssistance (ODA) spending. And with ODA forecast to return to 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) by...

A webinar series: Routine Immunisation Services amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

24 May 2022

When the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 brought the world to a standstill in 2020, immunisation programmes worldwide were disrupted like almost every other health programme. The disruption was mainly due to the understandable diversion of resources to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic as well as mobility restrictions stopping people from accessing healthcare or health workers reaching out to populations that are marginalised.

After over two years of the pandemic and ongoing efforts to...

How transition of development funding affects LGBTQI+ access to health

17 May 2022

This blog was written by Amina Babirye, Advocacy Officer at STOPAIDS, with the support of Beatrice Coates, Policy Advocacy Coordinator at RESULTS UK, as co-chairs of the UK Sustainability and Transitions (ST) Working Group. The ST Working Group is made up of NGOs, think tanks and academic institutions working on issues relating to sustainability and transitions, primarily in the global health arena.

One of the biggest challenges facing the Lesbian,...

May Grassroots Conference Call

4 May 2022

This month, we are ramping up our advocacy efforts to raise support for a pledge from the UK Government to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Since it was founded in 2001, the Global Fund has saved over 44 million lives, and it needs investment this year to ensure it can save 20 million more lives and take us one step closer to eradicating these three deadly diseases....

Immunization, health and poverty: a look at our vaccine-related advocacy

25 April 2022

Co-authored by Vinny Wooding, Chhavi Bansal, Harry Bignell and Ruthie Walters

During World Immunization Week (24-30 April), people around the world come together to highlight the importance of vaccines and how they protect us against diseases. So, for World Immunisation Week, at RESULTS, we have reflected on the advocacy we’re doing around vaccines, why it’s important, and what it’s got to do with an end to poverty.

Put simply,...

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Nutrition, Climate Change and Indigenous Food Networks

22 April 2022

The organisers of Earth Day 2022 have said that as a planet, we must “act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).” This goal is admirable and – more importantly – imperative. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, released a report earlier this year that found roughly half of the world’s population is...

April Grassroots Conference Call

6 April 2022

Our April grassroots conference call delved into the importance of supporting the work of the Global Fund to Fight TB, AIDS and Malaria. We were joined by guest speaker Laura Zagrebelsky who leads the UK donor relations at the Global Fund. The Global Fund provides 77% of all international resources to fight TB! Laura explained why advocacy in the UK is at the heart of supporting the Global Fund’s goals, by helping to push the UK Government to make a financial pledge. The UK has...

World TB Day: experiences of TB in Kenya

24 March 2022

On World TB Day 2022, this blog seeks to amplify some stories and experiences from TB patients, healthcare workers and advocates across Kenya, to raise awareness of one of the deadliest infectious diseases and advocacy efforts to #EndTB. We touch upon some of the meetings, briefings, photographs and videos provided to parliamentarians in a recent 'virtual trip' to Kenya.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, RESULTS UK regularly took delegations of parliamentarians to...

Malnutrition is sexist

7 March 2022

In discussions about lived experience of nutrition, it doesn't take long for issues of gender equality to emerge. Women eating last and least in households is a phenomenon experienced all over the world, linked to both economic factors and cultural norms.

It also reflects another truth about the multiple inequalities faced by women and girls globally: ...

March Grassroots Conference Call

2 March 2022

Our March grasroots conference call delved into the reasons why we must continue our campaigning to end tuberculosis (TB). We were joined by guest speaker Dr. Uvistra Naidoo, a paediatrician in Capetown, South Africa with a special interest in childhood TB. Uvi contracted a severe form of multi-drug resistant TB during his medical residency which took him over three years to be cured. He provided a powerful insight into the world of TB both as a survivor of the disease and as a...

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