Blog: Tuberculosis

The Ross Fund: what is it and why is it important?

26 November 2015

In a week of major change and upheaval in the UK’s approach to international development – the majority of which will be covered in a different blog – one particular announcement has great significance for RESULTS UK’s TB work.

Last weekend the Government announced the creation of The Ross Fund; the latest in a line of Fund’s named after the UK’s scientific greats. Over 100 years ago Sir Ronald Ross discovered that malaria was...

TB: The World’s Deadliest Infectious Disease at Large in London

10 November 2015

Recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) published its annual Global Tuberculosis Report . For the first time ever, the report confirmed TB’s unwanted title of the world’s deadliest infectious disease. In 2014, TB killed 1.5 million people, surpassing the 1.2 million of HIV/AIDS deaths . The report was a wakeup call to the global health community, a bold statement reaffirming that more needs...

November Conference Call Recording is Now Available!

6 November 2015

We are pleased to share the recording of Novembers conference call. On this month’s call we were joined by Sona Bari, Senior Communications Officer at World Health Organization. Sona spoke about the work of Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the importance of having one last push to eradicate polio from the planet. To find out what he had to say have a listen to the recording below: [audio mp3="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/November-Conference-Call1.mp3"][/audio] For...

Breaking news – new data shows that TB is now the world’s leading infectious killer

28 October 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis (TB) Programme today (Wednesday 28 October) released its annual Global TB Report detailing the extent of the global TB epidemic. The figures revealed that TB has surpassed HIV and is now the leading infectious disease killer claiming more lives than any other infectious disease. The numbers revealed that in 2014, 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis while 1.2 million people lost their lives to HIV. Not only did the report highlight...

Parliamentary delegation examines Zambia's progress on TB and child survival

20 August 2015

RESULTS UK recently led a delegation to Zambia with four parliamentarians from the UK’s three largest parties to examine how the country is addressing the global health challenges of Tuberculosis (TB) and child survival. Zambia is an interesting case study in health: it is a Lower Middle Income country, which has had a growth rate of between 6% and 10% for the last decade, but its...

Changing of the Guard

13 May 2015

By Matt Oliver, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for TB. Last Thursday evening saw one of the most remarkable elections the UK has ever had. As the nation went to the polls, few could have expected what was about to unfold. By 8am the following morning, 92 MPs had lost their seats, joining a further 90 who had previously indicated that they would be standing down. After many experts had heralded the end of ‘two party politics’, the Conservatives were returned to Westminster with a...

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