Blog: Aid

July 2020 grassroots conference call – Standing up for UK aid

8 July 2020

This month, we discussed how the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), announced by the Prime Minister on 16 June, will need to ensure that the UK’s impressive record of using our overseas aid budget to alleviate poverty continues into the future. There is a very important role for advocacy over the next few months, to make sure that the new arrangements in Government and Parliament for deciding and monitoring how UK aid is spent are as effective as they can be. Check out...

Grassroots advocates storm Parliament in support of global immunisation!

5 March 2020

This is a guest blog by Hugh Reed from RESULTS Brighton. Hugh has been the co-leading the Brighton group leader since November 2019.

Grassroots advocates storm Parliament in day of support for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance!

OK, so “storm” is maybe a little strong… but we turned up in our masses! And so did our MPs!

RESULTS advocates outside the Houses of Parliament. Image: Dela Anderson / RESULTS UK

On 12 February me and 16 other...

Gavi at 20: How far have we come and how far can we go?

20 January 2020

This month marks 20 years since the creation of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Founded in 2000, by 2018 Gavi had immunised over 760 million children, delivering lifesaving interventions in over 60 countries saving 13 million lives . Gavi’s 20th birthday provides an important opportunity to celebrate Gavi’s achievements, and to focus minds on the remaining challenges.

The successes of Gavi in the last 20...

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...

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...

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/...

The need for ongoing support in the fight against TB

17 September 2019

This is a guest blog post by Nicole Williams, Group Leader of the Sheffield RESULTS Group. Nicole considers the importance of the recent UK pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the upcoming pledging conference in Lyon, France, and the importance of focusing on the impact of TB on women and girls.

Image: Nicole (left) and Beccy from the Sheffield RESULTS group.

On 10 October, France will host...

The Japan 2020 Global Nutrition Summit – The UK’s Role

6 September 2019

This is a guest blog post by London campaigner Layla Moccia. Layla is interested in data modelling to overcome global developmental challenges; and in the intersections of technology, economic policy and sustainability. She studied Chemical Engineering at UCL, before then working in investment banking in mergers and acquisitions. Layla is now a Research Assistant at the UCL Institute of Sustainability, where she will be studying a masters in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and...

Grassroots spotlight: Bank Holiday Advocacy with RESULTS Poole

5 September 2019

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In a guest blog written by volunteers from the Poole RESULTS group, find out how they've been getting creative with campaigning for UK Aid.

Cream Tea Fundraising - Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th August

Helen fronts the stall at Harmans Cross Fete

The group has wanted to organise a cream team event in our local village hall for some time, and we were offered the dates for the August bank holiday back in April. Straight away...

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