Blog: Aid

Multilaterals - a proven way to deliver effective aid

21 March 2019

Bilateral or multilateral? More money for aid, or more aid for your money? Or even - no aid at all? These are the questions that both critics and supporters of aid constantly grapple with. It is an existential debate that takes place in capitals in the Global North, but has repercussions for people around the world - felt most keenly by those who need aid the most.

The debates on aid exist on all sides of the political spectrum. Critics of aid have long used...

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...

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...

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...

Vans vs HIV

23 November 2018

“I’ve known him for years. He watched his father beat his mother to death at 9. After that, he searched the bins for food while his father got drunk. He started injecting drugs at 12. He felt that streets were kinder to him than his family, so that’s where he’s lived ever since.”

This was one story we heard from Dan Popescu, Head of the Outreach Team at the Romanian Association Against AIDS ( ...

World Polio Day 2018: We’ve not achieved eradication yet, but we know how to get there

24 October 2018

Today is World Polio Day – a day to celebrate the successes of polio eradication efforts and recognise the great achievements of all those involved in eliminating cases of this deadly disease. Since 1988, thanks to the efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) , polio cases have reduced by 99%, and today polio only remains endemic in three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. With only 19 cases of wild polio virus this year...

Power, People, Presidents, Paper and Pledges

25 September 2018

This year, the UN is hosting the first High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. This is a remarkable opportunity for some of the world’s most powerful people to end the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

For all of you keen politicos and those who want to see a healthier world, here are 5 things to look out for: Power, People, Pledges, Paper and Presidents. How these 5 elements interact will be a key part of the High-Level Meeting, and...

Invest now, change the world later: why funding HIV and TB vaccines research is worth the money

24 April 2018

This week is World Immunisation Week, giving us a chance to celebrate the tremendous impact of vaccines on the world.

Vaccinations are widely recognised as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions around. Because they take effect before someone falls ill, they break the chain of transmission, negating the need for treatment and saving the life of the vaccinated person as well as the lives of the people who they might otherwise have infected.

With the...

Education that leaves no one behind

24 January 2018

Chris Woodgates, member of our Brighton RESULTS group, discusses the Global Partnership for Education and the importance of educating children with disabilities. Chris is based in Brighton and is currently studying for a BA in Anthropology at the University of Sussex. This blog was first posted on the RESULTS Brighton blog.

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A Balancing Act: What happens when polio funding ends?

13 November 2017

This blog is co-authored by RESULTS UK’s Laura Kerr (Child Health Policy Officer) and RESULTS Australia’s Leila Stennett (Campaigns Director).

Today, RESULTS UK and RESULTS Australia launch ‘ A Balancing Act: risks and opportunities as polio and its funding disappears ’. This new joint publication explores what will happen as the...

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