Blog: Aid

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...

September conference call recording now available

13 September 2017

A recording of the September grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

Poor nutrition leads to millions of child deaths and wasted human potential, but is entirely preventable. The UK has played a big role in the global fight against malnutrition. In 2013, then Prime Minister David Cameron established the ‘Nutrition for Growth’ (‘N4G’) agenda, raising $23 billion of new funding for nutrition programmes.

But four...

August conference call now available

11 August 2017

The August grassroots conference call is now available . After a round-up of your actions around the UK, we heard from Oxfam’s Gideon Rabinowitz, aid policy expert, explaining why it’s important that our politicians support the achievements of the UK’s international aid efforts.

Thanks to you, many MPs have been active supporters of international development this year so far. Whether they urged Theresa May to prioritise TB at the G20, became...

Advocacy on global development at the World Bank

1 August 2017

Volunteer campaigners Ellie Wason and Hannah Lathan have just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC, as part of which they took part in an advocacy meeting at the World Bank.

At the grassroots advocacy level, lobbying our local MPs in the UK, it is easy to feel a disconnect with international processes in the development world, especially when organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank are based in the US....

Is caring in crisis? No, but NGOs aren’t helping.

30 June 2017

Last week I attended a book launch – not something I’ve ever done before, but this one seemed worth going to. “ Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs ”, a new book by Irene Bruna Seu , Reader in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, London, and Shani Orgad, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, LSE, was a title bound to get my...

What the reshuffle means for international development

16 June 2017

When I wrote a blog post listing the new ministers appointed at the Department for International Development after the referendum result last June, I can honestly say I did not expect to be writing another blog so similar and so soon. But such is the nature of politics.

I’m sure that we weren’t the only ones who were somewhat surprised by the election result a couple of weeks back. Some of you who attended the National Conference might remember the parliamentary advocacy session...

“Out of school and out of hope”: Julia Gillard on the global learning crisis

25 May 2017

“We can continue business as usual...or we can step up now and make the investment in education that will pay dividends of prosperity and peace for the entire world. The morally right choice and the smart choice are one and the same. We need to deliver change and create education for all.”

These are the words spoken by Julia Gillard at the London School of Economics on Monday, as she made her case for why leaders need to tackle the global learning crisis - and fast....

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