Blog entries tagged: Research And Development

  • Posted by ACTION Guest on Mar 27, 2017  | 

    The reality is that tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease; anyone can contract it. Read about her firsthand experienced with TB when she was diagnosed with TB in 2011 and drug-resistant TB in 2012 and her efforts to call attention to the prevalence of TB that causes so much suffering in her home country, South Africa. Read more

  • Ending the TB Epidemic Waiswa Nkwanga

    Fight TB through education

    Posted by Waiswa Nkwanga on Mar 24, 2017  | 

    When people in West Africa started dying from Ebola, communities had no idea what was killing them. People resorted to rumors and allegations of foul play, such as the damaging claim that Westerners created the virus to combat population growth. This only exacerbated the problem and fueled stigma against those affected by the disease. It was a classic example of the fallout from weak public health institutions and a lack of education around the health threats that the region faced. Read more

  • The Power of Vaccines

    Imagine a world without Polio

    Posted by RESULTS UK on Apr 30, 2015  | 

    Until a few short months ago, I was a solicitor, working in a busy London law firm. I knew very little about polio but I did know that I had been immunised against it as a child. Read more

  • Posted by GHA France on Apr 28, 2015  | 

    Measles moves fast. The highly contagious virus can strike anywhere at any time, be it in Nigerian refugee camps or California’s Disneyland Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Australia 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 by RESULTS Australia 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 Feb 26, 2015  | 

    Pledges and commitments are just words – words that require careful and persistent pressure to transform into real funding for real impact. ACTION's new vaccines funding tracker shows how key donors’ pledges stack up, and sets the stage to track the delivery of funds. Read more

  • Posted on Jan 28, 2015  | 

    Yesterday in Berlin, donors met Gavi's call for $7.5 billion to immunize a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million lives from 2016-2020. RESULTS UK reports on the key highlights from the conference in Berlin. Read more