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Blog posts by RESULTS UK:
  • Posted on Sep 22, 2014  | 

    Yesterday I marched with over 300,000 people in New York, protesting against the weak global response against climate change so far. But why was I marching on an environmental issue when my work is to manage health and nutrition advocacy? Read more

  • Posted on Sep 19, 2014  | 

    From Monday onwards, Presidents and Prime Ministers will arrive in New York City for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Among the issues they will grapple with is how to make progress on fixing a new set of development goals. Read more

  • Posted on Aug 19, 2014  | 

    For World Humanitarian Day, Sabrina de Souza, Nutrition Advocacy Coordinator at RESULTS UK, discusses severe acute malnutrition -- a condition that often occurs during humanitarian crises, but is increasingly being seen in non-emergency settings as well. Read more

  • Posted on May 22, 2014  | 

    At the turn of the century when the world came together to agree the Millennium Development Goals they were articulating a vision. It was a vision that everyone in the world could understand: in the 21st century, no one should have to live in extreme poverty. Read more

  • Posted on Mar 24, 2014  | 

    There can be few phrases that more accurately describe the current state of the fight against tuberculosis (TB) than ‘an intolerable set of facts’. Read more

  • Posted on Nov 06, 2013  | 

    As the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Board holds its 30th Board Meeting in Geneva, health experts warn that projected reductions in funding for TB and HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia look set to leave the region with rising rates of HIV and drug-resistant TB. Read more

  • Posted on Sep 23, 2013  | 

    The new pledge announced today by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) of up to £1 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is enthusiastically welcomed by activists who have been calling on the UK Government to increase its commitment. Read more

  • Posted on Aug 07, 2013  | 

    When I first traveled to Tanzania as a research student two years ago, I assumed that breastfeeding was the common practice among new mothers. Read more

  • Posted on May 23, 2013  | 

    Former UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Kul Gautam discusses Nepal's successes fighting undernutrition. What can the world learn from their efforts? Read more

  • Posted on May 16, 2013  | 

    If the world truly wants to see a reduction in the burden of global diseases like TB, ensuring good nutrition for all is a critical step. Read more

  • Posted on May 06, 2013  | 

    Will the UK take the lead to ensure the world invests in the health of its children? Read more

  • Posted on Apr 15, 2013  | 

    A new global index on hunger and nutrition political commitments has the potential to support grassroots advocacy on nutrition around the world. Read more

  • Posted on Feb 19, 2013  | 

    On the heels of coverage in Al Jazeera and the New York Times, the global fight against TB made it to the front pages of the Wall Street Journal last weekend. What's been pushing this usually neglected disease to the top of headlines? Read more

  • Posted on Jan 14, 2013  | 

    At the end of 2012, UK Members of Parliament debated HIV in developing countries and discussed how tuberculosis and HIV must be addressed together. Read more

  • Posted on Oct 12, 2012  | 

    Despite being considered as a disease of the past, tuberculosis (TB) kills seven people in Europe every hour and, worryingly, rates of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the region are the highest in the world. With 81,000 MDR-TB cases in 2010 alone, the European region accounts for nearly 20% of the global burden. Read more

  • Posted on Sep 19, 2012  | 

    A new report addressing the current funding crisis at the Global Fund has been released. The report, ‘Bridging the Gap: Why the European Union Must Address The Global Fund’s Funding Crisis to Tackle the Escalating HIV and TB Epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia’, addresses concerns that middle-income countries, particularly those in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) with a high burden of TB and HIV, will be particularly vulnerable to The Global Fund’s recent reduction in funding. Read more

  • Posted on Sep 07, 2012  | 

    Last Thursday saw the conclusion of a health fact-finding mission to Zambia, where senior British Parliamentarians called on the Government, international development agencies and civil society members to urgently improve the state of the country’s prisons amid shockingly high rates of TB and HIV. Read more

  • Posted on Aug 27, 2012  | 

    Last week Aeras and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) announced the start of the Phase I trial of vaccine candidate ID93. he impact of such a new vaccine will have the potential to protect the health and save the lives of millions of people around the world, including the 8.8 million people who develop active TB and the 1.4 million people who die each year. Read more

  • Posted on Aug 22, 2012  | 

    As seen in this YouTube video from the GAVI Alliance, a number of vaccine experts and politicians travelled to Bangladesh last year to see the progress underway in delivering GAVI vaccines, and discussed the powerful role that civil society has to play. Read more

  • Posted on Aug 08, 2012  | 

    At the International Aids Society Conference in Washington D.C., 22 – 27 July 2012, ACTION launched two new mascots for TB and HIV! In their first outing at an international conference, they even got the chance to meet internationally renowned actress, comedian, and activist Whoopi Goldberg. Read more

  • Posted on Aug 03, 2012  | 

    The Romanian Stop TB Campaign has launched a TB awareness campaign in Romania calling on Romanian decision makers to step up and to save lives. The main goals of the campaign are to raise awareness and to urge the Government and decision makers to approve and fully fund Romania’s proposed national multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) plan for 2012-15. Read more

  • Posted on Aug 02, 2012  | 

    Fascinating evidence published this week has indicated that one day silk, the common material used for clothing, could help us reach more people with life-saving vaccines. This is because thestudy indicates proteins found in silk could remove the need for vaccines to be kept at low temperatures and therefore transported through cold chains. Read more

  • Posted on Jun 13, 2012  | 

    One year ago today, on 13 June 2011, international donors pledged to invest $4.3 billion to immunise 250 million children and save an estimated 3.9 million lives. At the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) pledging conference last year, the total pledged surpassed even GAVI’s own target of $3.7 billion. The UK Government more than doubled its contribution since the last pledging conference to £814 million over the period 2011-15. Read more

  • Posted on Apr 25, 2012  | 

    The theme for this World Malaria Day is ‘sustain gains, save lives’. As with the other two diseases which have received a huge boost from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, this disease is on the cusp of many breakthroughs in efforts to control it and the message coming from the millions of people who are every day at risk of contracting malaria is ‘don’t lose focus now’. Read more

  • Posted on Apr 24, 2012  | 

    On April 18th the European Parliament in Strasbourg hosted a breakfast debate to discuss the impact of immunisation programmes on the EU development aid landscape. As a pre-cursor to Immunisation Week, the forum, “The impact of immunisation programmes in the EU development aid landscape” highlighted immunisation as a central aspect of global health and development and the challenges in reaching every child. Read more