Blog: 2022

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...

February Grassroots Conference Call

2 February 2022

Our 2022 February conference call provided great insight into the world of vaccine development. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is a global partnership to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and to enable equitable access to these vaccines during outbreaks. This was a new topic for a lot of our Grassroots network, and is often a topic which is shrouded in...

Parliament debates how to ensure equitable access to vaccines

14 January 2022

At the outset of the new year, a cross-party group of MP gathered at a backbench business debate in Westminster Hall to discuss global access to vaccines, and the UK Government’s part in the international response to-date .

14 Jan 2022

“It is time that the Government gives clarity as to how it will play a leading role in ending the pandemic globally. Boris Johnson says he wants us to be ‘Global Britain’. Well, now it is time to step up to the...

January Grassroots Conference Call

11 January 2022

In the first conference call of 2022, we had an overview of what's going on in the world of international development in the UK, and what opportunities are coming up for RESULTS campaigners this year to help overcome poverty and injustice. The main topic of the call this month was polio eradication, and the need for the UK commits to funding the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). We heard from Sona Bari, external relations coordinator for polio eradication at the World Health...

A New Year for Nutrition

4 January 2022

As we welcome in the new year, it is also time to say goodbye to the old. 2021 was a year filled with global health highlights and setbacks, but also carried the weight of expectation as a “Nutrition Year of Action”. Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued economic instability posed significant challenges for this Year of Action, there were several advancements for global nutrition that were cause for optimism.

The past year has shown how COVID-19...

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