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RESULTS UK statement on the UN High-Level Meeting on TB
Yesterday, world leaders met for the first-ever UN High Level Meeting on tuberculosis to commit to ending the world's deadliest infectious disease. In the resulting political declaration, member states have committed to treat 40 million people with TB by 2022 and ensure sufficient funding for both TB programmes and R&D, closing annual funding gaps of USD 2.3 billion and USD 1.3 billion respectively. This is the first time the disease has garnered this level of global political attention.
RESULTS UK statement on the 2018 Global TB Report
New figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 2018 Global Tuberculosis Report show that while good progress has been made in some high-burden countries, the world remains way off track from reaching the Global Goals target to end TB by 2030.
RESULTS UK response to Theresa May’s call for aid to be spent in the UK’s national interest
RESULTS UK welcomes Prime Minister Theresa May's recommitment today in Cape Town to spending 0.7 per cent of the UK’s gross national income on international aid, and to supporting countries across Africa to grow their economies, create jobs and combat insecurity. However, we are concerned at the strong focus in her speech on the UK’s national self-interest.
RESULTS UK response to ICAI follow-up review of the 2016-17 reports
RESULTS UK welcomes the findings of the ICAI follow-up review of the 2016-17 reports, particularly around the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) approach to transition of aid relationships as countries move from low to middle-income status. We are pleased to see some progress being made by DFID towards the delivery of these recommendations but call for more transparency and consultation with civil society around transition as a whole.
Send My Friend to School welcome the UK's announcement that they will sign the Safe Schools Declaration
Thousands of young people across the country have joined together with Send My Friend to School to take action as part of the #MakeSchoolsSafe campaign. Today their voices were heard at the centre of Government as it was revealed that the UK will sign on to the Safe Schools Declaration.
RESULTS UK welcomes the UK’s announcement of new funding to tackle undernutrition
RESULTS UK welcomes the Secretary of State’s renewed commitment to global health partnerships to help tackle diseases like polio, TB and undernutrition and the announcement of new funding to the Power of Nutrition that will help give 5 million more children a healthy start.
RESULTS UK responds to the UK's pledge to the Global Partnership for Education
Today the UK Government announced that it will pledge £225 million over three years to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). RESULTS UK welcomes the UK Government's support for global education, but is disappointed that today’s pledge falls far short of the $500 million (£360 million approx.) commitment necessary to drive the delivery of quality, equitable learning for the world’s most vulnerable children.
RESULTS UK welcomes new resolve at the Global Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis, Moscow
RESULTS UK welcomes the outcome of the Moscow Ministerial Conference (16-17 November, 2017), which holds promise that the world is finally starting to show enough resolve to tackle TB, the world’s deadliest infectious disease. In the Moscow Declaration to End TB, 100 countries committed to scaling up the world’s response to the TB epidemic, calling on other global stakeholders to invest more in TB programmes and to accelerate research and development (R&D) for new tools to fight TB. The Declaration is a sign of growing—but still insufficient—resolve to take steps needed to end TB.
RESULTS UK response to the Global Nutrition Summit
RESULTS UK welcomes the pledges made at the Global Nutrition Summit in Milan on the 4th of November to address malnutrition, totalling US $3.4 billion. These included financial pledges by philanthropic organisations from donor and high-burden countries, civil society, and the World Bank. The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development also announced a full unlock of its 2013 Nutrition for Growth matched funds (£280 million) at this summit.
RESULTS UK react to Global Tuberculosis Report 2017
New figures released by the WHO in the Global Tuberculosis Report 2017 show that global efforts to eradicate TB, the world’s deadliest infectious disease, are stagnant. According to this year’s report, released today, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB in 2016 – 600,000 of which were drug-resistant – and that 1.7 million people died from the disease.
RESULTS UK welcomes DFID’s new position on nutrition
RESULTS UK welcomes DFID’s new position paper on nutrition ‘Saving lives, investing in future generations, and building prosperity’. Launched by the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, at the World Bank’s Human Capital Summit on Friday, the paper sets out the UK’s policy priorities to accelerate global efforts on malnutrition, and will guide its nutrition related investments until 2020.
RESULTS UK and Global Citizen welcome the UK's commitment to end polio for good
RESULTS UK, and Global Citizen, welcome today’s announcement from the UK Government that they will commit £100m of new funding to help eradicate polio. This additional funding will help immunise 80 million children against polio each minute and fund 15,000 vaccinators, working to reach every child with life-saving vaccines.
RESULTS UK responds to announcement of new Centre for Global Disaster Protection
RESULTS UK welcomes the Prime Minister's announcement at the G20 of a new London Centre for Global Disaster Protection and the use of insurance to provide financing in emergencies – provided it reaches and benefits the world’s poorest people.
RESULTS UK welcomes the G20’s renewed commitment to combat drug-resistance
RESULTS UK welcomes the G20’s call for a new R&D platform to incentivise research and development to tackle drug-resistant infections, and is delighted that the specific threat of tuberculosis has been recognised in the Leaders’ communiqué.
RESULTS UK welcomes focus on food security and nutrition in the G7 communique
RESULTS UK welcomes the focus on food security and nutrition and in particular the reaffirmed G7 commitment to lift 500 million people in developing countries out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 recently agreed by G7 leaders in Taormina.
G20 can save millions of lives - and billions of dollars
A group of civil society organisations, including RESULTS UK, call on ministers to prioritise global health at the upcoming meeting of G20 Health Ministers in order to save millions of lives and billions of dollars.
RESULTS UK welcomes the International Development Committee’s call for DFID to increase spending on global education
RESULTS UK welcomes the International Development Committee’s call for DFID to increase spending on global education in its letter to Secretary of State Priti Patel.
RESULTS UK welcomes announcement of first UN High Level Meeting on TB
RESULTS UK welcomes the United Nations’ announcement that it will convene its first ever High Level Meeting on tuberculosis at the 2018 UN General Assembly.
RESULTS UK response to the Bilateral Development Review and Multilateral Development Review
RESULTS UK congratulates the Department for International Development on the launch of the Bilateral Development Review and the Multilateral Development Review. Together these eagerly awaited documents highlight the future approach of UK development spending.
RESULTS UK welcomes ICAI recommendations on better policy coherence for withdrawal of UK aid
RESULTS UK welcomes the recommendations in the ICAI review, ‘When aid relationships change: DFID approach to exit and transition in its development partnerships’, released today.
The world's deadliest disease just got deadlier
New figures released by the WHO in the Global Tuberculosis Report 2016 show that TB, the world’s deadliest infectious disease, just got deadlier: more cases, more deaths, and more drug-resistance. According to the report, released today, there were an estimated 10.4 million new TB cases worldwide and 1.8 million deaths in 2015.
RESULTS UK applauds UK’s renewed commitment to ending AIDS, TB and malaria
RESULTS UK is thrilled to welcome the UK Government's global leadership in committing £1.1 billion to the life-saving Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The commitment, announced by International Development Secretary Priti Patel in Montreal at the Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Pledging Conference, will play an essential role in saving 8 million more lives over just the next three years, on top of the 20m lives already saved by the Fund. It will also avert 41 million new infections across the three diseases.
Climate Risk Insurance must prioritise the world's poorest people
According to RESULTS UK’s new policy report ‘Weathering a Risky Climate’ published today ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, there now exists an unprecedented opportunity for donors to support a mass expansion of climate insurance across developing countries. Last year, the G7 ambitiously pledged to reach an additional 400 million vulnerable people with climate risk insurance by 2020 through its ‘InsuResilience’ Initiative. But this will be impossible unless donors significantly step up their level of commitment and follow the ‘Pro-Poor Principles for Climate Risk Insurance’ set out in the report.
Leading the way towards the Global Goals: UK civil society call for a strong UK commitment to the Global Fund to save over a million lives
As politicians and policymakers gathered in Parliament today to mark World TB Day, leading international development charities called on the UK Government to invest £1.2 billion in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its 5th replenishment in order to save over 1 million lives.