Live blog from the Nutrition Summit 10am

8 June 2013

Angelique Kidjo, Africa's great musician, and David Cameron have been early speakers at the Summit. David Cameron explained why investment against undernutrition is so important – improved nutrition not only aids the growth of an individual, but also the growth of a country. A country which still has high rates of undernutrition may suffer from an annual loss of up to 10% GDP annually. Prime Minister Cameron also surprised many in the room by saying "I am immensely proud of the IF campaign...

Live Blog from the Nutrition for Growth Summit 9am

8 June 2013

Today Saturday 8 June 2013 governments are meeting in London to confront the scandal of hunger and undernutrition. Hosted by the UK, Brazil, and CIFF, the Childrens Investment Fund Foundation, today will be a moment for serious pledges that will allow 34 high burden countries to begin to reduce stunting.

Sitting here in the ornate headquarters of UNILEVER I am surrounded by delegations from many countries. RESULTS will be placing regular blogs during the morning. Please follow the...

Press release: Time for the UK to Act on Nutrition

6 June 2013

Startling findings released today by the Lancet underscore the urgent need for the UK government to show leadership at the June 8 Nutrition For Growth high-level meeting and pledge at least £149 million per year for 5 years towards ending undernutrition.

Recording of June conference call now available

5 June 2013

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

A Framework in Development

4 June 2013

Health Advocacy Officer, Matt Oliver, gives his opinions surrounding the release of the recent High Level Panel report on the post-2015 development agenda.

The release of the High Level Panel (HLP) report last Thursday marked the end of the beginning for the post-MDG process. A year’s...

RESULTS encouraged by latest report of the High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Framework

1 June 2013

At the end of 2015 the Millennium Development Goals expire. In anticipation of this, a vast process has been underway to produce a new set of goals fit for a constantly changing world and set of global challenges.

Yesterday saw the first draft of the report that will shape the new framework. It was produced by a High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons, Co-Chaired by David Cameron. This report was encouraging news for RESULTS,...

RESULTS: "One of the best-kept secrets in development"

30 May 2013

From 'Lobbying for the Greater Good', by DAVID BORNSTEIN , at the New York Times

Results remains one of the best-kept secrets in development . Since the 1980s, Results has played a unique role in helping to direct billions of dollars of government funding toward child survival, microfinance, education and health. It has done it with an army of volunteers and...

Recommended Listening: "Why Poverty?" session on Nutrition

30 May 2013

If you have a few minutes to spare today I recommended listening to Lawrence Haddad, Director of the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, on BBC Radio 3's "Why Poverty?" session.

In the interview he reflects on the causes of continuing widespread undernutrition and suggests new solutions to fight it.

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Food for Thought this World Hunger Day

28 May 2013

Poor nutrition is capable of seriously damaging a child’s life chances before he or she even sets foot in a classroom.

Today, on World Hunger Day, Save the Children released a new report ' Food for Thought .' This report makes the case for increased investment in nutrition, arguing that investment in nutrition is not only the right thing to do, it’s a down-payment on...

EXPOSED: The Race Against Tuberculosis

26 May 2013

Last week, Aeras, a non-profit organisation committed to the development of effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines, launched a film series covering the global epidemic of TB.

‘EXPOSED: The Race Against Tuberculosis’ is a four part series of short films featuring the voices of those on the front-line against the fight – patients, physicians, scientists, advocates and...



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