Climate shocks – including increasingly severe and frequent droughts, heatwaves, storms and floods – are taking a disproportionate toll on people living in poverty, the majority of whom, an estimated two billion around the world, depend on smallholder farming. Climate risk insurance is an emerging tool to build resilience to extreme weather shocks among the poorest communities. Read on to find out more about climate risk insurance and how it is helping to protect millions of farmers from the impacts of climate change.
Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance is a global public-private partnership involving donor governments, recipient country governments, UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, philanthropic organisations, civil society and the private sector. Established in 2002, Gavi works to increase access to vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Read on to find out more about Gavi and it’s life-changing work.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is the world’s single largest financer of AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes worldwide. It has a unique organizational structure which sees it operate as a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and the people affected by these diseases. Read on to find out more about The Global Fund and it’s live-saving work.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the only global fund for education that brings together 61 developing countries with donor governments, civil society, international organizations, students, teachers, foundations, and the private sector to develop better education systems in the poorest countries and get more children in school. Read on to find out more about the GPE and how it is helping get millions more children in school.
Organising regular face-to-face meetings with your MP is one of the most effective ways to build a long-lasting and impactful relationship. A meeting gives you the chance to build a personal relationship, seek their support and ask them to commit to taking action. Read on for an easy guide that you can follow to ensure your meetings with your MP are as successful as possible.
Education is a right, not a privilege, and is central to ending poverty. A good education empowers individuals, contributes to greater economic growth, produces healthier populations, and builds more stable, equitable societies. Read on to find out more about education in developing countries and the barriers we face to get more children in school.
Tuberculosis is a contagious airborne disease which commonly attacks the lungs but can affect any part of the body, from the bloodstream to the brain. Despite being preventable, detectable and curable, nearly 9.6 million people are infected with the disease each year and 1.5 million people die from it. Read on to find out more about TB and the interventions that exist to diagnose and treat it.
The most difficult part of setting up a new RESULTS group can be finding other like-minded people to join your group. Read on for some top tips for recruiting members for your group and how to hold a successful first meeting.
During the first five years of life, children are vulnerable to many deadly diseases, including pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria. In the poorest countries, these conditions are worsened by chronic under-nutrition, poor access to treatment and preventative care, and lack of access to clean water and basic hygiene and sanitation. Read on to find out more childhood diseases and how vaccines are helping to save millions of lives.
Undernutrition is a term which describes the various health conditions caused by the body not receiving enough energy (food) or nutrients. Undernutrition can affect people in a variety of ways; they can become too short for their age (stunted); dangerously thin (wasted); and deficient in vitamins and minerals (micronutrient deficient). Read on to find out more about undernutrition and the interventions that exist to address it.