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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...

A wake up call: new figures reveal the scale of the burden of malnutrition

20 September 2018

‘The absolute number of people in the world affected by undernourishment, or chronic food deprivation, is now estimated to have increased to nearly 821 million.’

821 million. Let’s put that into perspective. For every 9 people alive, one of them suffers with undernutrition. Except, of course, it disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries putting a ceiling on individual, societal and national development.

Why this blog now? Well, last week the Food...

The International Development Committee explained

30 August 2018

We often hear of Westminster as a bubble. I once heard a columnist describe it as a fishbowl, a much more accurate description: transparent, but, looking inwards, you find the view to be obscured. Navigating this world can be tricky, and changing things is trickier still. However, there are a multitude of different instruments that civil society advocates, activists and campaigners can use to change and influence policy. One of the key ways that RESULTS UK attempts to do this is through...

August grassroots conference call

10 August 2018

A recording of the August grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Annalisa Prizzon , Senior Research Fellow within the Development Strategy and Finance Programme at the Overseas Development Institute . Annalisa holds a PhD in Economics and Public Finance with a focus on external debt sustainability in low-...

Why Trump was wrong to oppose breastfeeding resolution

6 August 2018

With World Breastfeeding Week coming to a close, Callum Northcote, RESULTS UK’s Policy Advocacy Officer for nutrition, reviews this year’s World Health Assembly breastfeeding resolution , which has since attracted global media attention.

I want to believe, as per a 9 July tweet, that Donald Trump and his team care about malnutrition and poverty. I want to believe that their approach...

Breast is best, but...

2 August 2018

This guest blog post was written by Regina Keith from the University of Westminster. Regina is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and is on the Executive Committee of the World Public Health Nutrition Association, promoting increased global capacity in public health nutrition and the right to health and nutrition for all.

Preventing the deaths of 823,000 children under five-year-olds each year can be achieved by exclusively breastfeeding all infants until...

RESULTS International Conference Part 2: Advocacy Day

27 July 2018

Calum Kinsella is a campaigner with the London RESULTS Group and writes this blog post from the RESULTS International Conference (14-17 July) in Washington DC, which he has attended for the first ti me.

Advocacy Day. A day which starts with a mix of nervous excitement and anticipation and which for most ends with a real sense of satisfaction that you have contributed to bumping up important global issues to the top of decision makers’ piles.

On 17 July...

RESULTS International Conference Part 1: A meeting of voices, hearts and minds

19 July 2018

Calum Kinsella is a campaigner with the London RESULTS Group and writes this blog post from the RESULTS International Conference (14-17 July) in Washington DC, which he has attended for the first ti me.

The annual RESULTS International Conference isn’t just any old conference. It’s a meeting of minds and the frontline of advocating to end poverty. I joined hundreds of RESULTS advocates from around...

Immunisation – it’s beyond routine, it’s essential.

17 July 2018

A few weeks ago, I visited Shalalake, a small kebele (village) in the Arsi District of Ethiopia. It was around a three-hour drive from the nearest large town and a 5km walk to the nearest health post. The kebele had no clean running water, with people relying on water purification tablets. They were also short of one of their health extension workers (there are usually two for every health post) and community health outreach services had stopped in recent months as the kebele was too far...

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