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A turning point for disability and development? It just might be.

10 December 2013

Lily Panish, RESULTS volunteer, and Dan Jones, Campaigns Manager, on a moment of huge opportunity for reversing the neglect of disabled people...

[caption id="attachment_14165" align="alignleft" width="212"] Photo credit Ben Langdon / VSO[/caption]

On Tuesday this week the world marked the UN’s International Day of Persons...

Historic Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Only a Starting Point

5 December 2013

The ACTION partnership thanks world leaders for the unprecedented commitments they have made to scale up the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Today, world leaders gathered in Washington D.C. to commit a total of US $12 billion over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the largest amount ever committed to fighting the three diseases. These pledges represent a 30% increase...

DFID Launches HIV Position Paper Update - Our Response

3 December 2013

On Thursday last week, at a special parliamentary event in the run-up to World AIDS Day, Lynne Featherstone MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, formally launched the update of the DFID HIV Position Paper “Towards Zero Infections - Two Years On” . The paper examines the 2011 Position Paper after an extensive review process led by...

"You can't study if you're hungry..."

29 November 2013

MPs visit nutrition programmes in Tanzania

[caption id="attachment_14142" align="alignleft" width="200"] Checking for undernutrition at a health post in Chanika community[/caption]

Two British MPs recently visited Tanzania with staff from RESULTS UK, on a delegation which aimed to assess possibilities for improved early childhood development. The delegation visited education and nutrition programmes...

December action launched!

26 November 2013

The end of the year is here, it’s time to celebrate success and plan for 2014!

2013 has been another really successful year for us here at RESULTS. This month we are going to be sharing in our successes of the past 12 months and taking time together to look ahead at our opportunities and campaigns for 2014.

Materials included this month:

Action sheet:...

Healthcare Workers: From East Africa to East Anglia

26 November 2013

The guest blog post comes from Mark Pointer, group leader of the Norwich RESULTS group. Mark recently met with two colleagues from Kenya to discuss how Kenya’s health service provision differs from the UK and what needs to be done to address the global shortage of health workers.

I work at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Microbiology Laboratory and in recent weeks we...

How the mining industry costs lives

22 November 2013

Felix Jakens, Grassroots Campaigns Manager at RESULTS, was recently asked to write an article on TB in the gold mining industry in southern Africa for the Medcin magazine . Here it is in its full glory:

“If TB and HIV is a snake wrapped around the continent, then the head is here in South Africa, and the fangs are in the mining industry” Dr Aaron Motsoledi, Minister of Health, South Africa

When I was asked to write a piece for the Medsin magazine titled ‘how the...

Major New Funding Approved by Global Partnership for Education - Tanzania is one of 14 countries to gain support

20 November 2013

[caption id="attachment_14093" align="alignright" width="200"] Learning is mainly chalk and talk in this school (Kizuiani primary, in Bagamoyo). The children in this Form 3 class only have 1 text book between every 10 children. Credit: Steve Lewis[/caption]

A crucial investment of resources for schools and education systems has just been announced for twelve countries in Africa and two in Asia....

“We are at a critical juncture” – can we finance a quality education for every child?

18 November 2013

Dan Jones, Campaigns Manager, reports from a meeting of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

I confess to being pretty tired today, having travelled from RESULTS UK’s parliamentary delegation to Tanzania directly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a major meeting of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) ....

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