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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...

Polio Transition - The missing link to eradication?

25 January 2019

Polio eradication is within our grasp. Many reports, recommendations, and committees exist, alongside political will, to drive efforts towards eradicating polio for good by 2023.

But the landscape of public health is not the same as it was 30 years ago. As we near eradication, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), who have spearheaded eradication efforts, will no...

January monthly conference call

10 January 2019

A recording of the January grassroots conference call is now online. To kick off 2019, we were joined by Paul Abernethy, who leads the political advocacy of Bond and works with parliamentarians in support of ending global poverty.

Paul explained that the UK is currently reviewing its progress towards achieving the 17...

What is it like to work at RESULTS?

3 January 2019

This blog was written by Valeria Rodriguez, a student at the University of Florida who spent three months volunteering with RESULTS UK as part of a university programme.

As an intern at RESULTS, I learned about many significant global issues that made me realise how uninformed I was before. In my opinion, it is important for everyone to be active members of society and be aware of these global issues. This made RESULTS a perfect opportunity for me, as it provided an...

How can we achieve health for everyone everywhere?

14 December 2018

Each year, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day (12 December) is a moment to recognise that every person – no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have – should have access to sufficient health services without suffering financial hardship.

This UHC Day, we invited global UHC expert Robert Yates from Chatham House, and Jenny Vaughan from STOPAIDS to speak to us about the vital importance of advocacy to achieve UHC.

Many thanks to...

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...

November grassroots conference call

9 November 2018

A recording of the November grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Claire Baudot, Advocacy Manager at Global Health Advocates (GHA) France in Paris. Claire leads the parliamentary engagement of GHA France on tuberculosis, child survival and Universal Health Coverage.

Claire explained why investments in health are central to achieving the UN Sustainable...

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