Rising cost of disasters

10 January 2018

According to new figures released at the beginning of January, 2017 was the second worst year on record for economic losses as a result of climate related disasters. In fact, the overall losses in 2017 were almost double the ten-year average . Hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as a severe earthquake in Mexico, are largely responsible for pushing...

A year in pictures: 2017

20 December 2017

What a year. The UK announced an historic pledge of £100million to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which will help bring the world one step closer to eradicating polio for good. A new Secretary of State was appointed at DFID. Over 65 campaigners assembled in Parliament for a day of action to mark World Poverty Day. And world leaders included TB in the Communiqué's section on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), with a call for new ways to promote research and development.


4 things I've learnt campaigning with RESULTS

14 December 2017

James Foskett, group leader of our Brighton RESULTS group, shares four things he has learnt campaigning for RESULTS over the past year. This blog was first posted on the RESULTS Brighton blog.

I have been campaigning with RESULTS UK for a little over 3 years now and am currently the group leader of the Brighton RESULTS group. As the year draws to a close, I wanted to share four things I have learnt about being a...

Sustaining progress on global health  -  why does transition matter?

12 December 2017

This guest blog was originally posted on the UHC day blog by Yanira Garcia, Associate at the ACTION partnership.

While pockets of progress in access to health services have been made over the last two decades, deep concern remains around persisting and striking inequities. Malnutrition remains high:...

Why World AIDS Day continues to matter

30 November 2017

1 December is World AIDS Day. I remember the first time I marked World AIDS Day 15 years ago while I was working at a newspaper in Swaziland, the country which has long had the world’s highest HIV prevalence (proportion of the population who are infected with HIV). It was a day where we could remember the people we had lost to AIDS in the past year, colleagues, friends and family members. It was a moment to raise awareness about the importance of defeating the stigma too many people living...

The Global Ministerial Conference: What is it and why is it important?

29 November 2017
This guest blog was originally posted by Kate Thompson, Global TB Caucus Secretariat Co-ordinator, on the Global TB Caucus website on 20 November 2017. Last week, Ministers of Health from around the world met in Moscow, Russian Federation, for the Global Ministerial Conference (GMC) on Tuberculosis (TB). The meeting, which was convened by the World Health Organisation, was held...

Learning Without Limits: Improving Access to Quality Education

28 November 2017

This guest blog post was first published by RESULTS Canada on 17 November, 2017.

It’s a warm, sunny afternoon in Nairobi, Kenya as I pull up to Cheleta Primary School on the back of a motorbike. I’m greeted by a brightly painted cement gate that has the school’s vision written in bold black letters: A school without learning limits. As I climb off the...

Reporting back from the UN climate talks

21 November 2017

At the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn this month, a key question was financing– that is, who should pay for the impacts of climate change. For many countries, climate change is already very real, and economic and social losses are skyrocketing. During climate negotiations in 2009 developed countries promised to deliver £100 billion a year by 2020 for mitigation and adaptation. Funding for loss and damage (impacts that can’t be mitigated or adapted to), is needed...

Access to a quality education is the best way to disrupt the cycle of poverty. My story is proof.

20 November 2017

This guest blog post is by Rachel Azalenko-Akouete, RESULTS Real Change Fellow and Group Leader of RESULTS Madison, USA. She is a Public Health Nurse, and a Master of Public Health candidate at the University of Wisconsin. This post was first published on on 3 October 2017.

I can’t tell my story without first telling my parents story. My family is originally from Togo, a small country...

Counting the cost of TB

14 November 2017

This guest blog post is written by Matt Oliver, RESULTS UK alumni and Head of the Secretariat of the Global TB Caucus, the world’s largest independent parliamentary network.

Today, the Global TB Caucus launched a new report detailing the economic impact of TB. The report, entitled “The Price of a Pandemic 2017”, includes new estimates for the cost of TB produced by global accountancy firm, KPMG.

The headlines are...



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