Like all of us at RESULTS UK, I have been watching events in the United States unfold with growing horror and dismay. While Minneapolis may seem far away, the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many other black people speak to the systemic racist structures that are not just limited to the US, but have powerful resonance and relevance in the UK given our country’s own historical legacy and present-day struggle with racism and inequality.
This National Volunteers Week, we’re delighted to showcase the remarkable advocacy work of volunteer campaigners and their contribution to overcoming global poverty. In this guest blog post, Ricci and Karen, co-leaders of the Macclesfield RESULTS Group, share their personal motivations for the voluntary work they do, as well as some of their achievements.
Ricci and Karen also made this great video summarising their blog post!
This is a guest blog by Lucky Soglo, Youth Leader for Health. Lucky advocates regularly for increased domestic resources for enhanced malaria responses and health system strengthening, through his involvement in the Youth Leaders for Health programme. The blog originally appeared on the WACI Health site.
"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 -...
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...
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...
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.
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'...