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  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Oct 09, 2017  | 

    A new report by the ACTION indicates that at least 24 countries are likely to experience transition to reduced support from two or more multilateral health financing agencies within the next five years because they have just recently passed the threshold for moving between low-income and lower-middle income status. This process known as "simultaneous transition" poses a significant risk to sustaining improvements in health services. The ACTION report recommends possible solutions to this looming challenge. Read more

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    Transitioning from multilateral to domestic health financing: The looming challenge

    Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Sep 19, 2017  | 

    Although good health is the foundation for individuals, communities, and countries to thrive, a 2015 study by the World Health Organization and the World Bank estimated that 400 million people worldwide lack access to at least one of seven essential health services, ranging from pregnancy care to clean water. Despite much progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), from 2000 to 2015, much more needs to be done to give all people equal access to health. ACTION’s policy paper, Progress in Peril? The Changing Landscape of Global Health Financing examines the global health landscape in the face of imminent shifts in where and how global health funding is available to support low- and middle-income countries. Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Apr 28, 2017  | 

    Nigeria has a population of nearly 192 million people and expects to add another 7.3 million newborns to its population. The country’s under-five mortality rate has been falling steadily since the early 1990s and has halved since the 1980s. Between 2001 and 2016, Nigeria received US $698 million in Gavi funding, which has supported supplementary activities for immunization against typical childhood diseases. Nigeria will need healthy citizens to help it on its development pathway, and these children, who have been given such a strong start in life, are sure to be driving the country’s future progress. Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Dec 06, 2016  | 

    Of the many issues relevant to international development and poverty reduction, which would you rank as being the most important? According to Dr Jim Kim, World Bank President, the biggest single issue in development is that one in four children suffer from stunting (being well below average height for their age), an indicator of chronic malnutrition among children. Read more

  • Posted by Michelle Imison on Nov 14, 2016  | 

    By the time you read this I’ll be home from Liverpool, in the north-west of England. where last week, on behalf of RESULTS Australia, I attended the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (‘The Union’). The 47th World Conference, addressed a wide range of issues affecting adult and child lung health including air pollution, pneumonia, tobacco control -- and, of course, tuberculosis (TB). Global scientific gatherings like this -- over 3000 people attended -- are, as you’d expect, very much about new biomedical discoveries: in bacteriology, immunology, drugs and diagnostics, disease prevention, patient care and links between TB and diseases such as HIV and diabetes. So this got me thinking: what is the role of advocacy at a scientific conference? Read more

  • Posted by Nandini Pillai on Aug 12, 2016  | 

    On the eve of the Olympic opening ceremony, Brazil, the UK, and Japan, hosted a Nutrition for Growth (N4G) event to discuss global progress made in tackling malnutrition and the need for increased investments and political commitments. ACTION also released an update to the N4G scorecard, which calls for bold new pledges at the next N4G summit at a re-commitment to delivering on 2013 pledges. Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Aug 02, 2016  | 

    In an article on Croakey.org, Dr Michelle Imison, from the advocacy group, RESULTS International (Australia), outlines why Australians should be concerned about this “deadly duo” that is causing needless suffering and death on our doorstep, and what we can do about it. Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Apr 30, 2014  | 

    On World Immunisation Week this year, RESULTS Australia is celebrating the work of the GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership that has had phenomenal success in getting underused vaccines to children in the poorest countries in the world. We lay out five reasons why GAVI is a worthwhile investment for Australia. Read more