Blog: Tuberculosis

Why I’ve chosen to become a TB activist

29 January 2019

This guest blog post was written by Demi Mason, who is a member of the RESULTS London group and is a TB survivor. Demi was born in Australia but now lives in London as a writer and activist.

We live in a society today where people seem to have forgotten about a very real, impactful and highly infectious disease: tuberculosis. There is a complacency that has developed over time and an attitude that what we cannot see right in front of us does not exist. This attitude exists...

December grassroots conference call

14 December 2018

A recording of the December grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by three expert RESULTS staff members to talk about our advocacy priorities for the coming year. These are also outlined in this month's action materials . Listen or read how we plan to make a difference in 2019, and plan your own campaigning! We've also set...

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 ( ...

Regional cooperation in the fight against tuberculosis: politics and practice in Papua New Guinea

19 November 2018

Last week almost 15,000 international delegates and world leaders gathered in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG), to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. APEC is a regional economic forum that was established in 1989 and is made up of 21 countries. It aims to “ create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by...

Prevention is always better than cure: World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

15 November 2018

This blog post was co-written by Janika Hauser, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for Tuberculosis, and Yasmin Mahboubi, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for Child Health, to mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018.

Since their discovery in 1928 by biologist Sir Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has accelerated the emergence and spread of...

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...

Taking the TB message to Downing Street

20 September 2018

Chris Woodgates, grassroots campaigner in the RESULTS Brighton group, writes about his recent visit to 10 Downing Street. Chris is based in Brighton and is currently studying for a BA in Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

Since joining RESULTS Brighton as a grassroots campaigner, I’ve spent a significant amount of time campaigning on tuberculosis (TB), the world’s deadliest infectious disease. As a group we’ve organised events to...

July grassroots conference call

4 July 2018

A recording of the July grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Mandy Slutsker, Policy and Advocacy Manager at the ACTION Global Health Advoacacy Partnership (of which RESULTS is a partner). Mandy has many years' experience of TB advocacy, inspired by her experiences in South Africa where over recent years there has been a big turn-around in the...

Joining the Dots Together

21 June 2018

This guest blog post was written by London RESULTS Group member Stephen Richards. Stephen graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2012 with a B.A. in philosophy and has been volunteering with RESULTS UK since 2016. He enjoys advocacy mainly for the people and chance to make a bigger difference, but also so he can share his homemade hummus at meetings.

This post was first published on https://resultslondon....

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...

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