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COVID-19 has exposed the danger of iniquitous food and health systems - let's fix it

12 May 2020
"Progress on nutrition is not just too slow - it is also deeply unfair," Global Nutrition Report 2020

Progress has been made but more needs to be done. It is a cliché NGO response whenever new data is released, striking a cautious balance between recognising global efforts while sounding an urgent call to action. I would go one further in response to the Global Nutrition Report (GNR) published today -...

May Grassroots Conference Call 2020 - The impact of COVID-19

11 May 2020

Thanks to everyone who joined us on the evening of Tuesday 5 May. We started off with a celebration on the Government's recent announcement on their support for Gavi, the Vacine Alliance - a huge campaign win for us and a hugely positive change in the world, with the UK's financial contribution helping to immunise 75 million children in the world's poorest countries.

The main focus of this month's call was to examine how COVID...

How the COVID-19 pandemic shows us the importance of immunisation

28 April 2020

Immunisation allows people to live in freedom from the fear of disease. Coronavirus has laid this truth bare - as humanity is exposed to a disease it has no protection from, life as we know it totally alters.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the largest shift in the way humans operate since the Second World War. No single issue has had such a drastic impact on our lives, significantly affecting all parts of our...

April Grassroots Conference Call 2020 - The need for resilience

9 April 2020

This month we'll be taking action by collaborating with our local groups digitally to write joint letters welcoming the Secretary of State, Anne-Marie Trevelyan to her role, and asking that she maintains the UK's leadership on global health internventions that strengthen health systems, ensuring their resillience to pandemics like COVID-19 and ongoing crises alike. More details here.

Thank you to...

Nutrition for resilience: the role of nutrition in building pandemic preparedness

7 April 2020

Florence giving a speech during a Parliamentary event on health in February 2020. Image: Action for Global Health

This is a guest blog by Youth Leader for Nutrition, Florence Sibomana.

Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the pressure that health systems the world over are creaking under. While governments are rapidly trying to...

Marking World TB Day with Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba - We All Breathe

31 March 2020
Marking World TB Day with Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba - Watch the webinar

Zolelwa speaking South Africa's 5th annual TB Conference, 2018. Image: Still from UnMasked: We All Breathe

To mark World TB Day 2020, RESULTS UK had organised that Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba would come to London to meet with decision-makers and discuss her experience of surviving multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis and working as a healthcare professional in a low-resource setting. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn'...

Social Distancing? It’s Social Solidarity.

18 March 2020

It is frightening to see the world responding to the Covid-19 Crisis. Many countries are realising that they have not acted soon enough, or firmly enough, and have seen their number of cases and deaths rise. We share deep concerns for what this means for people everywhere, but particularly those who are the most vulnerable: how can you self-isolate when you don’t have a home to go to? Or if you share your living space with a large extended family? Or if you need to go to the clinic each day...

March 2020 grassroots conference call - ensuring funding for TB R&D

5 March 2020

This month, we discussed the technical but important and timely issue of how to ensure adequate funding for research and development (R&D) into new ways to prevent and treat TB. TB is the world's biggest infectious killer disease, yet many of the ways we have to fight it are out of date and, with the rise of drug-resistant strains, increasingly ineffective. Investing in scientific research is vital, yet there is insufficient funding to ensure we have the tools we need to end TB and other...

Grassroots advocates storm Parliament in support of global immunisation!

5 March 2020

This is a guest blog by Hugh Reed from RESULTS Brighton. Hugh has been the co-leading the Brighton group leader since November 2019.

Grassroots advocates storm Parliament in day of support for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance!

OK, so “storm” is maybe a little strong… but we turned up in our masses! And so did our MPs!

RESULTS advocates outside the Houses of Parliament. Image: Dela Anderson / RESULTS UK

On 12 February me and 16 other...

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