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November conference call

8 November 2017

A recording of the November grassroots conference call is now available. We were joined on th e call by Tony Baker, Associate Director for Global Education at RESULTS Educational Fund. Tony talked us through the importance of the Global Partnership for Education (on whose Board he sits) in helping children around the world into school, as an essential part of achieving Global Goal 4 ('inclusive and equitable quality education for...

Milan, a moment, and an opportunity: Update from the Global Nutrition Summit

6 November 2017

The landmark 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in London firmly put nutrition on the political and global agenda . Hunger and malnutrition often make the headlines, but until the 2013 summit, malnutrition remained neglected. It was through bringing together leaders, businesses, and civil society that financial commitments to scale-up nutrition efforts were made, rather than empty promises. The much-needed investment boost, US $4 billion for nutrition-specific, and $19 billion for...

The game's not over yet

1 November 2017

At a time when UK development aid is subject to so much criticism, it was wonderful to see cross-party support for a World Polio Day event in Trafalgar Square last week that pitted parliamentarians and the GB wheelchair basketball team against each other. The One Last Push campaign , of which RESULTS UK is a key partner, organised the match with the support of the British paralympian Ade Adepitan to highlight that we have made enormous progress towards...

Transition: what it is and why it matters

20 October 2017

Where should the aid budget be spent? That’s a question that can provoke a lively debate. Politicians and newspapers regularly divulge into such conversations with sound-bites so repetitive you’d be forgiven for thinking they had seriously analysed the issue. Recent events have cast fresh eyes on this debate. Following Hurricane Irma, some of the Caribbean islands found themselves too rich, in terms of per capita GNI, to receive official development assistance (ODA), which caused outrage...

#EndPoverty lobby day

20 October 2017

Last Tuesday, 65 campaigners from across the UK assembled in Parliament for a day of action to mark World Poverty Day. Their mission? To celebrate UK leadership on international development and to urge MPs to make sure UK aid is spent effectively. This guest blog post comes from Calum Kinsella from the London group, one of 11 campaigners from the RESULTS network who joined us on the day.

Several RESULTS campaigners met in Westminster on Tuesday 17th October at the #...

October conference call

12 October 2017

A recording of the October grassroots conference call is now available. We were joined on the call by Will Worley , a freelance journalist with a strong interest in writing on international development and sustainability issues. Will shared his experience of pitching to the media, with fascinating and invaluable insights into the changing UK local media landscape, and suggested tactics for getting your message across. Well worth...

You can't study if you're hungry

10 October 2017

RESULTS UK recently led a delegation of four parliamentarians to Tanzania to visit programmes working to improve nutrition and education. We were joined by Roberta Blackman-Woods MP , Lord David Watts , Henry Smith MP , and David Linden MP , members of parliament from the three...

On the road to recovery: rebuilding health systems in Liberia

18 September 2017

Last month RESULTS UK led a delegation of four parliamentarians to Liberia to see firsthand how the country is addressing major health challenges after the devastating Ebola outbreak, particularly its high infant mortality and increasing burden of tuberculosis. We were joined by the Chair of the International Development Committee (IDC) Stephen Twigg MP (Liverpool, West Derby), the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for...

September conference call recording now available

13 September 2017

A recording of the September grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

Poor nutrition leads to millions of child deaths and wasted human potential, but is entirely preventable. The UK has played a big role in the global fight against malnutrition. In 2013, then Prime Minister David Cameron established the ‘Nutrition for Growth’ (‘N4G’) agenda, raising $23 billion of new funding for nutrition programmes.

But four...

Global Immunisation: Reasons to be Optimistic?

25 August 2017

It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas (but that is just 122 days away…) - time for immunisation geeks like me to blog on the latest immunisation figures. I wrote my first one of these last year, questioning if we were making progress on tackling inequities . Well a year on, have we made any progress and what exactly are we doing about it here at RESULTS UK?

We’re still at 86%

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