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...
RESULTS' Annual Review provides an overview of our impact on global issues that create or sustain extreme poverty, including tuberculosis, preventable disease, malnutrition, and a lack of access to education and microfinance. The progress we achieve on these issues through advocacy and campaigning contributes towards realising our vision of a world without extreme poverty.
This report analyses the complex web of financing for nutrition, the ‘nutrition aid architecture,’ in the world today. Presently, there are a number of exciting new financing mechanisms being developed and we consider these, alongside current mechanisms, to determine how nutrition finance can be expanded, so as to prevent millions of children dying every year. RESULTS has produced this report as a contribution to the debate on how to improve the flow of resources and increase the amount of funding going to this essential area.
Released to mark World Pneumonia Day on 12 November 2014, this report from Save the Children and the ACTION partnership shows that urgent investment in global immunisation is vital to ensure no child dies from preventable diseases. A Chance to Reach Every Child makes the case for increased donor investments in immunisation programmes through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a public-private partnership working to expand access to new and underused vaccines, such as the pneumococcal vaccine, among children in the world’s poorest countries.
‘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.