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...
In November 2013 Mark Williams MP and Cathy Jamieson MP visited nutrition and education programmes in Tanzania, accompanied by staff from RESULTS UK. The aim of the delegation was to assess how Tanzania is addressing major development challenges related to early childhood development including undernutrition and its impact on children’ s ability to learn.
This report, the third in a series on nutrition from RESULTS, focuses on the nutrition situation in Cambodia - a country with rapid economic growth but stagnant progress on reducing national levels of undernutrition. The report looks at the nutrition situation in Cambodia; considers the reasons that economic growth doesn't necessarily coincide with a reduction in undernutrition; then sets out some possible next steps and recommendations for various stakeholders engaged in public health work in Cambodia.
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.