Blog: Tuberculosis

Immunization, health and poverty: a look at our vaccine-related advocacy

25 April 2022

Co-authored by Vinny Wooding, Chhavi Bansal, Harry Bignell and Ruthie Walters

During World Immunization Week (24-30 April), people around the world come together to highlight the importance of vaccines and how they protect us against diseases. So, for World Immunisation Week, at RESULTS, we have reflected on the advocacy we’re doing around vaccines, why it’s important, and what it’s got to do with an end to poverty.

Put simply,...

April Grassroots Conference Call

6 April 2022

Our April grassroots conference call delved into the importance of supporting the work of the Global Fund to Fight TB, AIDS and Malaria. We were joined by guest speaker Laura Zagrebelsky who leads the UK donor relations at the Global Fund. The Global Fund provides 77% of all international resources to fight TB! Laura explained why advocacy in the UK is at the heart of supporting the Global Fund’s goals, by helping to push the UK Government to make a financial pledge. The UK has...

World TB Day: experiences of TB in Kenya

24 March 2022

On World TB Day 2022, this blog seeks to amplify some stories and experiences from TB patients, healthcare workers and advocates across Kenya, to raise awareness of one of the deadliest infectious diseases and advocacy efforts to #EndTB. We touch upon some of the meetings, briefings, photographs and videos provided to parliamentarians in a recent 'virtual trip' to Kenya.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, RESULTS UK regularly took delegations of parliamentarians to...

March Grassroots Conference Call

2 March 2022

Our March grasroots conference call delved into the reasons why we must continue our campaigning to end tuberculosis (TB). We were joined by guest speaker Dr. Uvistra Naidoo, a paediatrician in Capetown, South Africa with a special interest in childhood TB. Uvi contracted a severe form of multi-drug resistant TB during his medical residency which took him over three years to be cured. He provided a powerful insight into the world of TB both as a survivor of the disease and as a...

December Grassroots conference call

9 December 2021

In our December call, we reflected on our campaigning in 2021 and heard some updates and news about recent UK Government decisions on international development issues, in particular the disappointing outcomes of the Spending Review and the Nutrition for Growth Summit . We then heard from RESULTS Advocacy Officers about TB, COVID-19...

TB or not TB: An end to this killer infectious disease by 2030

16 November 2021

Global health and infecti ous diseases have never been a more popular topic of conversation than over the past 18 months. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all developed a new vocabulary, where “vaccines”, “R-rates”, “transmission” and “cases” are words we throw into conversation during catch-ups with colleagues or over dinner with friends.

But has our newfound interest in epidemiology translated into action to fight other infectious diseases?...

The world was a very different place 100 years ago

12 July 2021

In 1921, we were recovering from a major flu pandemic and the First World War. Telephones were still a rarity, and those that did exist were clunky, static and expensive. We were still five years away from the world’s first television screening and Charlie Chaplin had just released his first full-length film. 1921 was also the year in which the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine – more commonly known as the BCG – was first used...

“Callous and short-sighted.” What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

30 April 2021
"Callous and short sighted." What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently confirmed the Government’s plans to slash global health and education funding in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century.

In a statement released at the end of the day on 21 April, we learnt the Foreign Commonwealth and Development...

Marking World TB Day with Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba - We All Breathe

31 March 2020
Marking World TB Day with Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba - Watch the webinar

Zolelwa speaking South Africa's 5th annual TB Conference, 2018. Image: Still from UnMasked: We All Breathe

To mark World TB Day 2020, RESULTS UK had organised that Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba would come to London to meet with decision-makers and discuss her experience of surviving multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis and working as a healthcare professional in a low-resource setting. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn'...

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