The “Worst Public Health Epidemic We’re Facing Today”? Tuberculosis in the Mining Sector

26 June 2013

Article published by Michael Hodgkinson at Think Africa Press, Friday 21st June, 2013.

A third of all new cases of TB in Africa are thought to be related to the mining industry.

Despite being both preventable and curable, tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most serious health problems facing sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 2.3 million people in Africa...

RESULTS welcomes Alex Kearney to the team

24 June 2013

Hello, my name is Alex Kearney and I am excited to be joining RESULTS UK as Fundraising Officer. I will be working towards developing sustainable funding streams for RESULTS UK to continue to deliver and expand upon the important work that it does.

Prior to joining RESULTS UK, I was responsible for raising funds to support The Clipperton Project , an...

TB Europe Coalition meets with and starts partnership with TB stakeholders in Azerbaijan

21 June 2013

[caption id="attachment_13581" align="alignleft" width="168"] Paul Sommerfeld, TB Alert, and GeneXpert Machine[/caption]

From 3rd-7th June, on behalf of the TB Europe Coalition and RESULTS UK I travelled to Baku, Azerbaijan along with colleagues from...

The Lancet series 2013: What is new and how it affects the nutrition world

19 June 2013

This blog post is by RESULTS Nutrition Advocacy Officer, Kat Pittore.

Last week the second Lancet series on maternal and child undernutrition was released, adding new evidence, and providing new analysis on the impact of various nutrition interventions. As a nutritionist, I had been...

First ever debate on rising rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis held in Parliament

19 June 2013

On Tuesday 4 th June, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis member Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Labour, Popular and Limehouse) secured a debate on the rising rates of drug-resistant (DR) TB in developing countries . This was the first time that a debate...

Guest blog post: Laura Kerr meets David Cameron at the G8 in Enniskillen

18 June 2013

This guest blog post comes from Laura Kerr, group leader of the Glasgow RESULTS group.

As a RESULTS campaigner my principle aim is to influence decision makers and fight for a world free from poverty. At no point did I consider I’d be sitting round a table with David Cameron, the most influential politician in the UK.

Primarily, I was just coming to Belfast to join 10,000 other...

“Transparency can help give back the dignity of the people”

17 June 2013

A blog post by Steve Lewis, RESULTS Head of Global Health Advocacy

“We need to raise our voices”, said Baaba Maal, African singer superstar, “people have been too silent. We need to show the G8 leaders that there are many of us, and we are tired of being deceived”. His words reflected a common concern, as Global leaders fly in to Ireland for the G8 summit, that promises are made and...

"There's no reason in my country for a child to be hungry"

15 June 2013

A blog post by Steve Lewis, RESULTS Head of Global Health Advocacy,

Under the rain-filled skies, and the noise of police helicopters, there was a moment this morning when I doubted the wisdom of coming to Belfast for the G8 rally. But it has been a fine day, listening to live music and talking with activists from Africa about the intertwined links between hunger,...

Ending Tax Havens Will Free Up Funds For Nutrition

15 June 2013

RESULTS in Belfast in the run-up to the G8

This is a post from Steve Lewis, RESULTS Head of Global Health Advocacy

As I travelled to Belfast this morning I reflected on what has been a busy week for those working to combat the scourge of undernutrition across the world. Last Saturday the UK government hosted a ‘Nutrition for Growth’ summit, where donors pledged up to $4.1 billion to...

Nutrition for Growth Pledges: A great start but more is needed

13 June 2013

This is a post from RESULTS UK’s Nutrition Advocacy Assistant, Sabrina de Souza.

It was a fantastic achievement. For decades we have known about the devastating impacts of hunger and undernutrition, yet for the first time in history leaders from all over the world united specifically around nutrition. With the commitments made we now have the potential to save 1.7 million lives...



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