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Slow Progress in Tanzania: British MPs visit education and nutrition programmes

15 November 2013

As you read this a small delegation of MPs are visiting Tanzania accompanied by RESULTS staff. During the next few days we will write a couple of blogs highlighting some of the issues we have been discussing. Here Steve Lewis notes some of the first learnings we have had visiting education and early childhood development projects.

“Children should be in school and learning”. This is the simple goal of one of the education NGOs working in Tanzania, and it seems so...

Tackling the Number 1 Killer of Children

12 November 2013

RESULTS UK Child Survival team commemorates World Pneumonia Day, 12th November 2013.

Today marks the 5th annual World Pneumonia Day, where the global health community call on leaders to scale-up existing interventions and invest in new technologies to tackle the leading cause of death in children under-five. Pneumonia is an infectious lung disease which kills more children than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. It is also one of the most overlooked conditions in...

RESULTS welcomes South African TB advocacy organisation - TB Proof - to the UK

11 November 2013

Last week, we were lucky enough to be joined by Drs. Arne and Dalene von Delft and former TB Nurse Pat Bond from South African advocacy organisation TB Proof for a 'mini' advocacy tour on tuberculosis.

TB Proof was founded in 2012 by South African Health Care Workers and Students after multiple personal experiences with occupational tuberculosis - TB that is caught in as a result of your work . The informal alliance...

Nutrition advocate Rufaro Madzima shares her expereinces of meeting UK parliamentarians

8 November 2013

Last week, RESULTS were joined by Rutharo Madzima, the former head of Nutrition at the Ministry of Heath in Zimabawe, for an advocacy tour on nutrition. Have a read of this guest blog from Rutharo and learn more about what she got up to and what she will take back to Zimbabwe from her meetings with UK parliamentaians.

A week ago, I took part in a most memorable advocacy tour with...

Leicester RESULTS group hold They Go To Die inspired art exhibition

7 November 2013

Today's blog post comes from Charlotte Robey who has been involved with RESULTS in Leicester for some time. Here she reports on the art exhibition she organised, inspired by the film They Go To Die.

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For the last week in October myself and two of my good friends spent three hours a day sitting in a cold converted factory tucked away in the corner of Leicester city centre. No, we weren't undertaking some kind...

Health experts warn of escalating TB and HIV crisis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as funding levels are set to sharply drop

6 November 2013

As the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Board holds its 30th Board Meeting in Geneva, health experts warn that projected reductions in funding for TB and HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia look set to leave the region with rising rates of HIV and drug-resistant TB. A report...

Recording of November conference call now available

6 November 2013

We are pleased to announced that a recording of our November conference call is now available for download. November conference call

Our guest speaker on the call was Saul Geurrero, Head of Technical Development at Action Against Hunger UK . Saul spoke about the need to develop strong accountability mechanisms for ensuring that governmental...

TB advocates gather in Paris for conference and call for more ambitious TB targets

6 November 2013

Last week at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease civil society made their voices heard loud and clearly when they stormed the stage to demand faster progress towards eliminating TB. The group of advocates, who declared a need for a target of zero TB deaths, brought some much needed urgency to the room as they called for greater ambition in attempts to eliminate TB.

Along with advocates from across the world,...

Are we halfway there on immunisation?

31 October 2013

Megan Wilson-Jones, Health Advocacy Officer at RESULTS UK talks about the GAVI Midterm Review this week.

Here in the UK we very rarely think about vaccines other than when we are lucky enough to be traveling to an exotic location for a holiday or even work. It is only at this point we feel a sudden need to ensure we are up-to-date with vaccines against the weird, unpronounceable and somewhat terrifying diseases that lurk in these locations. This view of vaccines stems from...

November action launched! Securing accountability for UK nutrition spending

31 October 2013

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On June 8th 2013, RESULTS was celebrating the success of the ‘Nutrition for Growth’ event; world leaders had come together in London and pledged $4.1 billion for tackling the global scourge of undernutrition, with the UK alone promising £655 million in new money.

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