Activists applaud UK Government for new contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

23 September 2013

23 SEPTEMBER 2013, LONDON : The new pledge announced today by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) of up to £1 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is enthusiastically welcomed by activists who have been calling on the UK Government to increase its commitment.

“The UK Government deserves praise for choosing to prioritise such an important institution at a critical time,” said Aaron...

Three decades of progress, but the poorest children still being left behind

20 September 2013

RESULTS Health Advocacy Officer, Megan Wilson-Jones reflects on the latest child survival figures.

Upon hearing the latest child mortality figures released by UNICEF last week, I was struck by two diverging reactions. My initial feelings were impressed and inspired by the substantial global effort involved in reducing child mortality around the world. Since 1990, the annual number of...

RESULTS UK's Child Survival Team Think Shit Matters!

19 September 2013

Shit Matters: Improving Access to Water Is Key to Child Survival

Thursday morning

7.00am Alarm goes off... snooze

7.18am Alarm goes off for the second time... probably time to get up

7.20am Use toilet

7.21am Flush toilet

7.22am Wash hands

7.25am Turn shower on... water is...

UN General Assembly Next Week in New York

18 September 2013

Steve Lewis, Global Health Advocacy Manager at RESULTS , looks forward to a crucial week of debates at the United Nations General Assembly.

From Monday, diplomats and delegations from around the world will arrive in New York for the 68 th General Assembly of the UN. As well as big political issues such as Syria there are important debates on development issues such as the current state of the Millenium Development Goals ( MDGs) and what will replace the goals when...

Multidrug-resistant TB casts a shadow across Russia

11 September 2013

Bruce Warwick, Health Advocacy Assistant at RESULTS UK, takes a look at multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the Russian Federation.

Tuberculosis (TB) and, in particular, multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB has long been a substantial burden in many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union many in these countries were left with uneven access to health care that allowed resistant strains of TB to flourish. As a result, the European Region...

Australian Votes: Will International Development be a Winner?

6 September 2013

With Australians heading to the polls this Saturday, Mark Rice, Health Policy Advocacy Manager from RESULTS Australia, discusses what the result will mean for goverment spending on international development.

Why Australia’s development policies matter

The people with an interest in the outcome of Australia’s Federal election held this Saturday 7 September are not just Australia’s 15 million voters, but also members of the international community and the more than...

Two Tales of Child Survival: Improving the Health of Malawi’s Next Generation

6 September 2013

Jess Kuehne, Health Advocacy Officer at RESULTS UK, reflects on her experience in Malawi and how UK aid is being put to use in one of the world’s poorest countries.

A few weeks ago RESULTS UK led a parliamentary delegation to Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. Its low rankings in terms of development indicators are particularly stark when you take into account that, unlike many of the other poorest countries on the continent, it has not been affected by conflict. In...

Nordic Countries: $750m for the Global Fund!

5 September 2013

Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland jointly announce $750m for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, with $375m unlocked from the USA. This is the next step in the defeat of the three diseases, and RESULTS thanks and congratulates these Nordic countries for their generous contribution.

Autumn Training Registration Now Open!

4 September 2013

This November, RESULTS will be providing 2 free days of enhanced practical advocacy and campagining training in Oxford and Newcastle. These trainings are free and available to all existing RESULTS volunteers.

We will be blending some very practical workshops (‘UK parliament 101’ ‘deliver a winning advocacy argument') with some more theoretical sessions, including ‘the structural drivers of global poverty’. By the end of the day you will have:

Developed your advocacy skills to be...

Powerful video from MSF shows patient recovery from XDR-TB

4 September 2013

23 year old, Phumena Tisele, has swallowed over 20,000 pills to cure one of the most servere forms of tuberculosis (TB): extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB). She is the first person in South Africa to be cured of this form of the disease.

Have a watch of this video from Medecins Sans Frontieres, and learn more about Phumenas incredible journey and her amazing recovery from one of the worlds most deadly diseases. Click here...



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