Blog: Aid

Measles, malaria and motorbikes: Immunisation in Ghana

26 April 2019
Measles, malaria and motorbikes: Immunisation in Ghana

Edmund hopping on a bike to provide immunisation services in hard to reach island communities in Afram Plains, Ghana. Image: Edmund Duodo, Twitter, 2018

Edmund Atweri Duodo:

I was born in a village called Teacher Mante in the Eastern Region of Ghana. In 1988, measles, known in my local language as ‘Ntobro’, was a household name and believed to be a routine infection every child should have.

In my village, there...

April 2019 Conference Call - Immunisation in Ghana

8 April 2019
April 2019 Grassroots Conference Call - Immunisation in Ghana

Image: Edmund shows us his motorbike, which he acquired with support form Gavi. The bike helps him reach remote locations that would otherwise only be accessible on foot.

This month, health advocate and nurse Edmund Duodo joined us from Ghana, sharing his experience of working directly with the hardest to reach communities. His expertise helped us in the UK visualise the incredible work that health workers are doing on the...

Making the right to health a reality: Why 2019 is a vital year

5 April 2019

Health worker in Cambodia, 2014. Image: Tom Maguire

The theme of this year’s World Health Day on Sunday April 7th is Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, as we continue to face a number of serious global health challenges, the vision of a world in which everyone has access to essential healthcare is a distant one. This World Health...

5 reasons why it’s time to fully fund the Global Fund

27 March 2019

Since its creation, Global Fund has helped to save 27 million lives. Responsible for 65% of all international financing of the global TB response, its adequate financing will be a cornerstone of the success of the TB response for years to come.

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...

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