Blog: Health Systems

Reflections on immunisation in Uganda

8 September 2016

Sat on a mother’s lap under a tree, a baby cries out loudly and sharply. He doesn't care about the surrounding crowd or the other twenty babies waiting and watching with their mothers. The most important thing he doesn't know or care about right then is that his life has just been changed forever. He has just received a round of his routine immunisations. Painful though the injections might be, he is now much less likely to catch one of the many vaccine preventable diseases which still kill...

"With such a small piece of cloth, how do you choose what to cover?"

22 July 2016

In her second blog from Cambodia, Dr Jess Potter reports from the MDR-TB ward at CENAT hospital in Phnom Penh and highlights the impossible choices that have to be made with limited funding.

Today we are back in Phnom Penh at the National Centre for Tuberculosis (CENAT) to see their multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) ward. The moment we arrive we are confronted by a van with a patient lying in the back, an oxygen tank tucked in the corner and her young daughter...

How volunteer healthworkers in Cambodia are helping to leave no-one behind

22 July 2016

In her second blog, TB nurse Sue Dart discusses how community healthworkers in Cambodia are helping to ensure no-one is left behind.

Back in Phnom Penn, a sprawling city, an energy emanates from the myriads of scooters, tuk tuks and street vendors lining the roads. There is obviously investment happening, illustrated by the precarious wooden bamboo scaffolding supporting shells of new apartment complexes and hotels springing up across the city. However, for the majority,...

Behind the beauty a TB epidemic is raging

20 July 2016

In this guest blog post, Dr Jess Potter reflects on the scale of Cambodia's hidden TB epidemic, the progress that has been made and stresses why continued support to the Global Fund is vital.

The Cambodia I have experienced so far is magical. With its unwaveringly hospitable people, lush flat lands dotted with palm trees, brightly coloured houses on stilts and the landscape punctuated with majestic temples glistening gold in the morning sunshine – you can’t help but be...

Putting Immunisation at the Heart of Health Systems

29 April 2016

Vaccines work. 2 to 3 million lives are saved every year through immunisation. That’s pretty extraordinary in itself, right? In fact, it almost seems that this blog could end here with that up-beat, celebratory sentence - 2 to 3 million lives are saved every year. But immunisation is actually much more than saving lives. As our new policy...

Learning Lessons from Zambia on World AIDS Day

1 December 2015

RESULTS UK was delighted to be joined by Kate Osamor MP on our delegation to Zambia this summer. Here, Kate reflects on why we should be incredibly proud of the impact of UK aid this World AIDS Day, and why it’s so important to keep pushing for solutions to a challenge that is still holding back so many countries around the world today.

Kate Osamor, Labour & Co-operative MP for Edmonton and PPS to Jeremy...

UK takes commendable strides in global health

25 November 2015

Global health is a keystone in the fight to end extreme poverty. Simply put, better health leads to better economies. The UK government has done a commendable job allocating its resources towards global health and plays a lead role in the global efforts. The UK now has an opportunity to demonstrate global leadership by encouraging other countries to follow in its global health spending. Action for Global Health (AFGH) released a...

Pneumonia: A Preventable Killer

12 November 2015

As you read this, look at the time. What were you doing an hour ago? In that time, the world has lost 108 children to pneumonia. 16% of under-five global deaths are caused by pneumonia . In the post-neonatal period, the period from one month to fifty-nine months, it is the single biggest killer . However, the statistics can seem impersonal so let’s explore this further. There are 5.9 million children who will die under the age of five this year. 944,000 of them will die from pneumonia. Or,...

The Final Push on Polio – RESULTS London Health for All Event

27 October 2015

London grassroots volunteer Asad Rahman reflects on RESULTS London Health for All event which took pace at University College London last week. Global health can sometimes be a scary place. Infectious disease, such as Malaria and HIV/AIDS, dominate media channels and the popular conscience. More recently the Ebola epidemic in West Africa seemed to confirm – and reinforce – this narrative of doom. With this in mind, it was a breath of fresh air to attend the London RESULTS Group...

Available Now: Financing Health For All Webinar Recording

21 September 2015

Did you miss our Webinar on Financing Health For All on Tuesday? Fear not, a recording of the webinar is now available here: http://momentum.adobeconnect.com/p5pa6vip1hm/ Passcode: RESULTSUK We were joined by Steve Lewis, RESULTS Head of Policy Advocacy and Laura Kerr, Policy Advocacy Officer who shared their insights on financing health and the different models available, why it’s such a worthwhile investment and a case study of...

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