The people on the frontlines of the climate crisis are the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. Insurance can play an important role in protecting families from falling into poverty after extreme weather shocks, promoting more secure livelihoods, and transforming society's response towards more proactive management of climate risks. In this report, we present a new set of 'Pro-Poor Principles for Climate Risk Insurance', as a gold standard by which to evaluate donor investments, together with a collection of case-studies demonstrating the impacts of groundbreaking climate risk insurance initiatives.
One Last Push, Steps to Eradicate polio by 2019, examines the progress that has been made in eradicating polio to date and seeks to understand the challenges of the future in completing the job. It looks at the financial requirements to implement the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan and how it is proposed that money will be spent. The UK’s role and the context of the UK Aid Strategy are also discussed in the report.
Progress on routine immunisation rates has stalled and inequities persist. This scorecard, a joint publication with Save the Children, highlights the countries where children are missing out and the considerable challenges that must be tackled to address inequalities and exclusion on the path to achieve universal immunisation coverage.
Children who miss out on immunisation are more likely to miss out on all health interventions. Routine immunisation can strengthen the whole system, increase equitable access to many other health services and should be at the heart of a health system. In this short briefing, we highlight polio as an example to show the benefits immunisation campaigns can have on routine immunisation coverage and the wider health system.
2014 was an amazing year for RESULTS. From spurring historic commitments from the UK Government to the Global Partnership for Education and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, to growing and strengthening our network of engaged and passionate grassroots network, our impact in 2014 was greater than ever before.
Earlier this year RESULTS UK led a Parliamentary Delegation to Cambodia which was attended by Mark Pawsey MP, Baroness Alison Suttie, Michael Connarty MP, Nic Dakin MP and RESULTS UK board member Reg Davis. The delegation saw first hand the progress Cambodia has made in health and education and the struggles it continues to face (particularly with under-five child mortality and TB). This report highlights the key findings of the delegation, along with recommendations for both the UK and Cambodian governments.
The story of TB is told in numbers. The deadliest pandemic in human history, TB continues to kill 1.3 million people a year. More than 2 billion people carry the TB bacteria through latent TB infection. Individual treatment costs run into the hundreds of thousands of pounds, drug regimens are measured in months and years, the number of pills in the thousands. The funding shortfalls run into the billions.
At the heart of each of those statistics is an individual: a patient, a husband...
‘Who Pays for Progress?’ uses Kenya as a case study to explore the impact on health financing in light of Kenya’s recent reclassification from a low-income country (LIC) to a lower-middle-income country (LMIC). The report makes important recommendations for donor governments and recipient countries on the importance of increased financing for health, through stable and increased development assistance and domestic resource mobilisation.