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Blog posts by RESULTS Australia:
  • Posted 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

  • Posted 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 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 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 on Apr 27, 2015  | 

    In a number of Australian suburbs, vaccination rates are starting to drop below that 90% mark because parents are choosing not to vaccinate. By comparison, in Papua New Guinea the vaccination rate for measles in 2013 was 70%. In PNG immunisation is not an option for every family Read more

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2015  | 

    Louie Zepeda was 25 years old, and an up-and-coming architect in Manila, when multi drug-resistant TB left her blind and turned her life down a completely different path. Read more

  • Posted 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

  • Posted on Apr 25, 2013  | 

    Australia has shown great leadership in their commitment towards ending polio, but there is still much to be done. Read more

  • Posted on Nov 05, 2012  | 

    “I’ve seen the progress. I think it is very important that we have a fully funded Global Fund.” - Yvonne Chaka Chaka Read more

  • Posted on Apr 23, 2012  | 

    Every 20 seconds, a baby or toddler will die from a disease that can be prevented by a simple vaccine. Most of these deaths happen in developing countries because children go without the immunisations and lack access to other health services that parents in wealthy nations take for granted. Read more