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October Grassroots Conference Call 2019

2 October 2019
Building Health for All, Brick by Brick

Thanks to everyone who joined our October conference call on Tuesday evening, it was great to see lots of new faces! To help us dissect this month's campaign on Building Health for All, Brick by Brick , we were joined by guest speaker Tom Guha, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Nutrition and Education) at RESULTS.

Currently, the high cost of health care around the...

The need for ongoing support in the fight against TB

17 September 2019

This is a guest blog post by Nicole Williams, Group Leader of the Sheffield RESULTS Group. Nicole considers the importance of the recent UK pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the upcoming pledging conference in Lyon, France, and the importance of focusing on the impact of TB on women and girls.

Image: Nicole (left) and Beccy from the Sheffield RESULTS group.

On 10 October, France will host...

The Japan 2020 Global Nutrition Summit – The UK’s Role

6 September 2019

This is a guest blog post by London campaigner Layla Moccia. Layla is interested in data modelling to overcome global developmental challenges; and in the intersections of technology, economic policy and sustainability. She studied Chemical Engineering at UCL, before then working in investment banking in mergers and acquisitions. Layla is now a Research Assistant at the UCL Institute of Sustainability, where she will be studying a masters in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and...

Grassroots spotlight: Bank Holiday Advocacy with RESULTS Poole

5 September 2019

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In a guest blog written by volunteers from the Poole RESULTS group, find out how they've been getting creative with campaigning for UK Aid.

Cream Tea Fundraising - Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th August

Helen fronts the stall at Harmans Cross Fete

The group has wanted to organise a cream team event in our local village hall for some time, and we were offered the dates for the August bank holiday back in April. Straight away...

September Grassroots Conference Call - Let's Champion Human Development

4 September 2019

On Tuesday evening's call we linked up with RESULTS advocates from around the country, and were joined by guest speaker Chris Mitchell, UK Media Officer at The ONE Campaign. After celebrating the UK's generous pledge to Education Cannot Wait (ECW) , we heard what campaigning you've been up to and launched into this month's campaign action....

UK aid is safe for now, but we must ensure that it is spent where it’s most needed

19 August 2019

The recent appointment of Alok Sharma to Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development was a move welcomed by the International Development community, and has decreased fears amongst aid supporters that this Conservative Government will profoundly change the way that our aid is spent, although the threat still remains. The newly elected Conservative leader, Boris Johnson, is...

August grassroots conference call

7 August 2019

A recording of the August grassroots conference call is available to listen to here .

We were joined by guest speaker Emma Wagner, Education in Emergencies Policy & Advocacy Adviser at Save the Children who spoke eloquently about the importance of children receivfing an education in emergency situations such as conflicts and natural disasters. Save the Children and RESULTS are both...

What the UK’s Global Fund pledge really means

2 July 2019

On Saturday, Theresa May announced the UK’s continued commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Pledging to invest up to £1.4 billion over the next three years, it’s an investment that will help save the lives of 2 million people around the world.

Over the last few months, we’ve worked with friends and allies in the UK and across the world and sent a seemingly endless list of letters, hosted private briefings, met with civil servants, organised...

Laying the Foundations: What is transition and why does it matter?

17 June 2019

This blog was co-authored by James Cole (STOPAIDS) and Neil Raw (RESULTS UK) on behalf of the UK Sustainability and Transitions Working Group.

Last month, the UK Sustainability and Transitions Working Group convened representatives of civil society, UK government and independent organisations to discuss one of the most pertinent, yet under-discussed, issues currently facing the aid sector: transition.

Transition is defined as the process whereby a country’...

June 2019 conference call -

12 June 2019
June 2019 conference call - The Global Fund's Vital Work

This month we were joined by Resty Nalwanga from Uganda. Resty became an advocate for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria after she started receiving treatment for HIV and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), and currently works as a sexual and reproductive health and rights officer at the Uganda Network of...

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