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South Wales RESULTS group leader, Rob Green, meets Ivan Lewis in Cardiff

30 August 2013

This guest blog post comes from the south Wales RESULTS group leader, Rob Green, who recently met with Ivan Lewis, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, to discuss labours vision for the new framework that will replace the MDGS in 2015 and other development issues.

I was pleased and excited to be invited to an event by a newly found friend...

Progress in child survival: lessons from Ethiopia

27 August 2013

Steve Lewis, Health Advocacy Manager at RESULTS UK, reflects on recent progress in Ethiopia towards reducing under-5 child mortality and discusses 5 lessons that can be drawn from their achievements.

Earlier this year I visited Ethiopia, a country which has made dramatic progress in reducing its under-5 child mortality rate. Child deaths have been cut from 198 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 77 today. One of the effective approaches behind this success is that...

Counting the Cost of TB in Europe

20 August 2013

Health Advocacy Officer, Matt Oliver, talks about a new report detailing the cost of TB to the EU.

On August 15 th the European Respiratory Society released a brief report calculating the cost of tuberculosis in the EU.

The headline figures are striking. TB costs the EU over €500million every year in direct and indirect costs, and an estimated €5.3bn a year in lost productivity.

The €500million described as direct and indirect costs include medication,...

Education For All at the RESULTS International Conference

15 August 2013

Dan Jones, Campaigns Manager at RESULTS UK, discusses his first experience of the RESULTS International Conference , before sharing a recent blog by his American counterpart, Tony Baker.

It already feels like it was months ago, but in fact only a few short weeks ago I was in Washington DC for the RESULTS International Conference. It was my first time at the IC, and it was fantastic to be there with our UK grassroots volunteers, and to have time to meet face-to-face...

Mark Pointer from the Norwich groups meets Here I am Ambassador- Thokozile Phiri-Nkhomoa- at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington

13 August 2013

Mark Pointer, co-leader of the Norwich RESULTS group share his expereince of meeting Here I am Ambassador, Thokozile Phiri-Nkhomoa, at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC.

The International Conference was a fascinating learning experience for me in so many ways.

Volunteering was a good way to get involved in the Conference, especially meeting Staff and Grassroots members from other countries.

The sessions were well organized and of good...

Recording of the August conference call now available

9 August 2013

We are pleased to announce that a recording our August conference call is now available for download. Click here to download the call

In this month’s call we heard from Gavin Churchyard, Chief Executive Officer of the Aurum Institute for Health Research in South Africa on how we can get mining companies such as Anglo Gold Ashanti, to do more to combat the TB epidemic in the regions mining...

Breastfeeding: Giving Mother and Baby the Best Start to Life

7 August 2013

As we come to the end of Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th August) we would like to share some articles from RESULTS UK and our partners.

Child Malnutrition in Malawi: Why Breast is Best , by Judith Mtelera, a mother from Malawi

Breastfeeding is meant to be one of the most natural gifts a mother can give her child; but Judith struggled with it when her son was born...

Guest blog post: Ann Marie, co-leader of the Norwich group, shares her expereince of this years International Conference

7 August 2013

This July, six of our grassroots volunteers accompanied RESULTS staff to this years International Conference in Washington DC. This guest blog comes from one of the attendees -Ann Marie Pointer- who co-leads the Norwich group with her husband Mark.

What an adventure! Mark and I started off as Transatlantic virgins. The US was somewhere we might go eventually but as soon as word came out in the autumn about the IC I just knew I wanted to there and I’m so glad I made the...

Vomiting, anxiety, depression - just a few of the harrowing side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs

6 August 2013

RESULTS' Health Advocacy Assistant, Bruce Warwick, looks at the awful side effects that can come with anti-TB treatment and discusses the urgent need for funding into research and development for new medicines.

Last week, on Friday, I came across this article in...

August Action Annouced

1 August 2013

Demand Industry Action in the fight against TB in southern Africa’s gold mines

We have been campaigning on the issue of TB among Southern Africa's goldminers for the past 18 months, advocating for a strong regional response supported by international actors like the UK and the World Bank. In that time we have seen some amazing progress, with real political will being committed by the heads of the state in the region, the UK announcing new funding for a project to tackle the issue...

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