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Making the right to health a reality: Why 2019 is a vital year

5 April 2019

Health worker in Cambodia, 2014. Image: Tom Maguire

The theme of this year’s World Health Day on Sunday April 7th is Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, as we continue to face a number of serious global health challenges, the vision of a world in which everyone has access to essential healthcare is a distant one. This World Health...

5 reasons why it’s time to fully fund the Global Fund

27 March 2019

Since its creation, Global Fund has helped to save 27 million lives. Responsible for 65% of all international financing of the global TB response, its adequate financing will be a cornerstone of the success of the TB response for years to come.

Multilaterals - a proven way to deliver effective aid

21 March 2019

Bilateral or multilateral? More money for aid, or more aid for your money? Or even - no aid at all? These are the questions that both critics and supporters of aid constantly grapple with. It is an existential debate that takes place in capitals in the Global North, but has repercussions for people around the world - felt most keenly by those who need aid the most.

The debates on aid exist on all sides of the political spectrum. Critics of aid have long used...

March 2019 Grassroots Conference Call - The Global Fund with John Fawcett

11 March 2019

For the March grassroots call, Aaron dialled in from Amsterdam where he had been in talks with GFAN (the Global Fund Advocates Network), and we were joined by guest speaker John Fawcett (pictured), the Director of Global Policy and Advocacy at RESULTS in the US. After catching up with the grassroots updates across the network we discussed the upcoming replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. John offered some valuable insight into the great work that the Global Fund...

Let’s empower women nutritionally

8 March 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day we spoke to Youth Leader for Nutrition Barsha Bhattarai to find out her thoughts on malnutrition in Nepal, why malnutrition is an issue for women, and who inspires her to do the work she does.

Barsha is campaigning for greater investment in adolescent nutrition, an area which has until now been largely neglected. She also organises community theatre to help communities understand complicated nutrition issues, and currently works...

February 2019 grassroots conference call

26 February 2019

You can hear the recording of February's grassroots conference call here . After a discussion of the latest attacks on UK aid in the media, and the importance of continuing to speak up for our efforts to achieve the Global Goals, the discussion turned to one of the most important topics in global health - malnutrition.

Good nutrition underpins one's ability to lead a healthy life, and the UK...

UK to host crucial immunisation replenishment conference in 2020

15 February 2019

This week it was announced that the UK will host the replenishment conference of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) in 2020. The conference will bring together political leaders, civil society, public and private donors, vaccine manufacturers, and governments to support the global vaccine partnership which has protected 700 million children against deadly infectious diseases, averted 500 million...

Advocates show their love for the Global Fund

15 February 2019

Yesterday, campaigners in the UK joined a global Valentine’s Day campaign to show their appreciation for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and to ask donors to be bold and ambitious at the forthcoming replenishment conference later this year.

With a red heart balloon in hand, RESULTS grassroots campaigner, Richard, was joined by our friends from STOPAIDS, ONE and Malaria No More to deliver a letter to International Development Minister...

Unlock Education for Everyone

15 February 2019

The 2019 Send My Friend to School campaign to Unlock Education for Everyone has launched this week!

The Send My Friend to School campaign, of which RESULTS is a part, is a coalition of over 20 organisations and teaching unions, working to ensure every child gets a quality education. This year, we will be joining Send My Friend to call on the UK government to Unlock Education...

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...

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