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We’ve a proud record in influencing policies that have helped change the lives of millions of people, and we aim to do even more.

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Polio Transition Planning: Assessing Country Progress, Risks and Ambition

25 January 2019

Global polio funding is changing and countries have been developing plans to ensure they can continue essential polio and immunisation systems when funding ends. RESULTS UK and ACTION have reviewed the seven publicly available country polio transition plans to assess progress on transition planning and to highlight risks, challenges, and ambition within the polio transition process. The review focuses at country-level as it is the decisions made here that impact most on whether children are...

The Next Decade of Vaccines: Addressing the challenges that remain to achieving vaccinations for all

15 January 2019

Vaccines not only save lives but are central to global health security and are a fundamental component for achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. But despite the known value of vaccines and great advances in research and development, millions...

How have you helped to change the world in 2018?

18 December 2018

2018 has been a tumultuous year, but RESULTS grassroots campaigners have been busy using their voices to change the world for the better. You have campaigned with us on a number of important international development issues, from tuberculosis and UK aid to immunisation and nutrition. Change is not always easily won, but all your actions around the country are helping to create a world where everyone has access to health, education and economic opportunity. Thank you for all you have done...

Annual Report 2017

11 October 2018

2017 was another challenging year, with ongoing political and public criticisms of UK aid spending, which we continued to address alongside many other organisations in our sector. But we carried on with our important advocacy on issues of vital concern to the world's poorest people - securing a pledge of £100 million to fight polio, supporting the Global Partnership for Education, and securing tangible increases in high-level political concern over drug-resistant tuberculosis. Read our...

Responding to Global Health Transitions: A Call to Action

9 October 2018

In the coming years the global health financing landscape will change dramatically and this could have significant impact on health systems and access to quality health care. In this call to action and policy briefing, ACTION, RESULTS UK and the UN Foundation jointly highlight the main challenges with health transitions, what is driving them, and why action matters now. It also sets out what civil society can do now to help ensure transitions do not negatively impact health outcomes.

Transition - A Missed Opportunity

21 May 2018

Only 7% children in the world’s poorest countries receive all 11 WHO recommended vaccines. Despite impressive progress on global immunisation coverage rates, too many children are still being left behind. Polio transition poses a unique opportunity to reinforce immunisation systems and turn a situation with great risk into one that leaves a positive legacy on child and global health. It is an opportunity that cannot be missed. The WHO Strategic Action Plan (the Plan) must set out how the WHO...

The Malnourished Middle: Breaking the cycle of malnutrition in middle-income countries

14 March 2018

Around eight out of ten of the world's malnourished children live in middle-income countries (MICs). This report assesses the silent everyday emergency of malnutrition in 89 relatively non-fragile MICs, which is damaging the survival and potential of populations in these countries, and therefore limiting what they can achieve. Based on available data, the report also reviews national policies for nutrition, and inequities in nutritional outcomes in these countries. It then identifies key...

How you’ve helped make a difference in 2017

21 December 2017

During 2017, RESULTS grassroots campaigners have been busy taking local action to fight global poverty. You have campaigned with us on a range of issues, including UK aid, polio, TB, education and nutrition. Your hard work and commitment has improved the health, education and economic opportunities for marginalised people around the world, assisting us in achieving the Global Goals and ensuring that we leave no one behind.

You can read more about what our campaigners around the...

A Balancing Act: risks and opportunities as polio and its funding disappears

13 November 2017

As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) winds down, the 16 countries that receive 95% of GPEI’s support will face significant challenges from decreased funding over the next three years. Addressing and overcoming these challenges must be an urgent political priority which, if left unresolved, could have a devastating effect on immunisation and health systems.

Using case studies from Nigeria and Pakistan, A Balancing Act explores country-specific and global...

From Investment to Impact: Meeting DFID's 50 million commitment on nutrition

11 October 2017

In 2015, the UK government committed to improving the nutrition for 50 million individuals by 2020. Even though the 2017 general election led to a change in leadership, DFID are committed to reaching this target. So far, DFID have only been reporting the 'reach' of their nutrition-relevant programmes, as opposed to nutrition improvement resulting from these. However, in 2016 they developed a nuanced methodology based on 'intensity of nutrition reach' (high, medium, or low) as a proxy measure...

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