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Tuberculosis and Universal* Health Coverage. *Terms and Conditions Apply.

11 December 2019

This Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, the theme is “Keeping the Promise.” There is no shortage of high-level political promises on achieving universal health coverage (UHC), ending tuberculosis (TB) and leaving no one behind, as well as recognition of the co-dependency of the agendas to end TB and achieve UHC. For example , the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC recognised the...

World Pneumonia Day 2019: the opportunity that lies ahead

12 November 2019

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that accounts for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old, killing over 880,000 children in 2017. However, it can be averted by immunisation and adequate nutrition. This enormous death toll is needless and preventable. Political uncertainty over the coming period must not stand in the way of the UK’s commitment to the world's most vulnerable and marginalised people.

This...

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/...

October Grassroots Conference Call 2019

2 October 2019
Building Health for All, Brick by Brick

Thanks to everyone who joined our October conference call on Tuesday evening, it was great to see lots of new faces! To help us dissect this month's campaign on Building Health for All, Brick by Brick , we were joined by guest speaker Tom Guha, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Nutrition and Education) at RESULTS.

Currently, the high cost of health care around the...

June 2019 conference call -

12 June 2019
June 2019 conference call - The Global Fund's Vital Work

This month we were joined by Resty Nalwanga from Uganda. Resty became an advocate for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria after she started receiving treatment for HIV and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), and currently works as a sexual and reproductive health and rights officer at the Uganda Network of...

Brick by Brick: Accelerating Progress on Global Health

10 June 2019

In 2019, no-one should be denied access to life-saving vaccines, services for diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and good nutrition. Even though we have made remarkable progress in improving global health, challenges remain and progress is stalling. 1 in 10 children do not receive any vaccines, TB is the...

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.

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