New report shows aid funding for nutrition is at a very low level

29 April 2013

Official Development Assistance (ODA) that is dedicated to basic nutrition programmes represents only 0.4% of total aid, according to a new report that analysed figures from 2011. Although some countries are showing leadership in this field, resources and political will remain insufficient to eradicate world hunger. In 2010 the World Bank estimated that an increase of US$10.3 billion in annual financial resources would end under-nutrition. But since then, basic nutrition ODA has increased by...

For Vaccines, What’s Coming Down the Pipe Next?

26 April 2013

Imagine a world without AIDS, TB and malaria. It seems impossible, given that these are the world’s top three infectious disease killers. Yet right now we have a historic opportunity to eliminate these diseases as public health threats.

Defeating these diseases has been at the forefront of global health efforts since the new century began, backed with the political will of Millennium...

Laura from the Glasgow RESULTS group reflects on her weekend at the RESULTS National Conference 2013

24 April 2013

In this guest blog post, Laura Kerr, leader of the Glasgow RESULTS group, reflects on her weekend at the RESULTS National Conference 2013.

I wrote this blog post as I made the 5 and a half hour journey back to Glasgow after the Results National Conference 2013; and I’m very happy to say that no matter how many hours I would have to spend on a train to get to the conference I would.


Improving Child Nutrition: An Investment in the Future

23 April 2013

RESULTS is pleased to share its latest publication, " Improving Child Nutrition: An Investment in the Future ", which makes the case for an increase in nutrition financing .

Nutrition interventions address more than just the sensations of hunger (weakness & discomfort)...

APPG on Global Tuberculosis launches report on drug-resistant tuberculosis

19 April 2013

This week in parliament, the APPG on Global Tuberculosis (TB) launched a major new report that calls on the UK Government to take a two-fold approach to tackling the increasing public health threat of TB in the UK and worldwide.

'Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Old Disease, New Threat...

World leaders gather on global education crisis

19 April 2013

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This week, an unprecedented gathering of world leaders in Washington DC is seeking to urgently accelerate progress on achieving education for all. 61 million children of primary...

RESULTS welcomes Matt Oliver to the TB team

17 April 2013

Hi everyone, my name’s Matt Oliver and I’m coming to the end of Week One at RESULTS UK! I’ve taken on the role of Health Advocacy Officer working on Tuberculosis. I’ll be working on UK-based advocacy, supporting the team’s work on parliamentary engagement and am looking forward to getting started.

I've joined RESULTS from Malaria No More UK, where I was an intern supporting their work on parliamentary e...

Why Care About Pneumonia and Diarrhea?

12 April 2013
This blog is brought to you by Alison Root, Senior Associate at the ACTION Partnership Secretariat. You can read the original post here .

I'm a self-admitted wonk and a bit of a skeptic – there’s no denying it. So when I heard the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF were launching a new global plan, I wasn’t excited until I heard it was about integrating approaches to tackle the two leading...

RESULTS welcomes Kat Pittore to the nutrition team

12 April 2013

My name is Katherine Pittore and I have recently joined Results as the nutrition advocacy officer, helping Results to expand their nutrition advocacy work and develop a longer term strategy on nutrition. I am looking forward to working on nutrition at this exciting time with so much energy around hunger and nutrition. On June 8 th the UK are hosting a ‘hunger summit’ before the G8 meeting, and in the short term I will be working to support a successful summit. We are calling on the UK,...

Groundbreaking Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index will Improve Accountability

11 April 2013

Today the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) released a new report called the Global Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index which is the first index to look at government commitment to tackling hunger and nutrition, specifically looking at policies, legal frameworks and public spending on hunger and nutrition. The report examines both hunger, or not having enough food and undernutrition, or not having enough nutrients to be healthy, separately. It looks at interventions such as provision...



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