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How do I help make positive change in this crazy world?

8 June 2018

It’s a question that we at RESULTS have asked ourselves over and over during this last year or so. In an increasingly polarised, angry and unsafe world, how do those of us who want to stay positive and keep fighting poverty actually manage to do that, keeping motivated as we go, and achieving real and lasting change?

Do we have to be extraordinary people, with especially clear vision, sense of purpose and drive? Do we need to be super-activists to win against the combined pressure of...

Polio Transition – A Missed Opportunity on the path towards UHC?

21 May 2018

How are we going to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC)? This is the focus of this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) taking place in Geneva from May 21 st -26 th . Since taking office, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros, has set out ambitious objectives as part of the WHO’s 13 th General Program of Work . Known as the Triple Billion Targets, he ambitiously wants to ensure 1 billion more...

Building political champions for immunisation

24 April 2018

World Immunisation Week provides a chance for the world to celebrate the amazing achievements of immunisation efforts globally. UK aid alone has immunised over 67 million children against preventable diseases, and global immunisation programmes save 2–3 million lives each year. The world is also on the brink of eradicating a second disease from the planet, with polio cases having decreased by 99% since 1988. These extraordinary achievements are only achievable with the commitment of everyday...

Invest now, change the world later: why funding HIV and TB vaccines research is worth the money

24 April 2018

This week is World Immunisation Week, giving us a chance to celebrate the tremendous impact of vaccines on the world.

Vaccinations are widely recognised as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions around. Because they take effect before someone falls ill, they break the chain of transmission, negating the need for treatment and saving the life of the vaccinated person as well as the lives of the people who they might otherwise have infected.

With the...

Introducing the 2018 Send My Friend to School Campaign Champions

6 April 2018

Last week, I joined 24 young people and 12 teachers in Doncaster for the Send My Friend to School 2018 Campaign Champions training weekend, alongside 3 other members of staff from the Send My Friend coalition. This year, the Send My Friend to School campaign, which RESULTS is a part of, is calling on the UK government to make schools safe by signing the...

April Conference Call

5 April 2018

A recording of the April grassroots conference call is now available . This month, we were joined by Seb Meaney, Head of UK Strategy within the Resource Mobilisation & Private Sector Partnerships team for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance , based in Geneva. Seb has previously worked at the UK Department for International Development and has been with Gavi for 2 years...

World TB Day Podcast: From Practitioners to Policymakers

22 March 2018

On 26 September, the first ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB will take place in New York. This is the first time in the centuries-old history of the disease that TB will be discussed, globally, at the Heads of State and Government level. As momentum builds for the meeting, Rachael Hore and Janika Hauser spoke with a TB survivor, practitioners, policymakers and politicians...

Message from trustees on safeguarding

15 March 2018

The recent alerts and scandals in our sector relating to abuse and safeguarding of members of vulnerable communities around the world is distressing for us all, and as this scandal has expanded to encompass UK-based harassment it is clear that being an organisation with a commitment to social justice and the end of poverty does not leave space for any complacency on dealing with harassment and abuse.

Everyone associated with RESULTS will know that, whilst we are not directly...

#March4Women 2018

8 March 2018

Last Sunday, I joined this year’s ‘March4Women’ in London: the annual event from CARE International UK to mark International Women’s Day . Each year on 8 March, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on women’s rights and gender equality around the world. Despite warnings of snow and the ‘Beast from the East’, 7,000 other people, both men and women, braved the weather to...

In conversation with Dr Naseer Nizamani for International Women's Day

8 March 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I spoke to Dr Naseer Nizamani, Country Director of Nutrition International in Pakistan, about the importance of good nutrition for women and girls and why malnutrition must be addressed for progress on gender equality.

For more information on malnuntrition in Pakistan, take a look at our...

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