Tag Archives: Health

APPG on Global Education for All hears from head of key education funding body

Carol BellamyYesterday the APPG on Global Education for All, a group of parliamentarians working to promote education for all around the world which RESULTS supports by providing a Secretariat, were visited by Carol Bellamy. Carol is Chair of the Board of the Education for All Fast Track Initiative (FTI).

The FTI is a global education partnership between donor and developing countries, which provides roughly $300 million annually in grant funding for national education strategies in low income countries. It is one of the leading international forums helping to achieve education for all, and is based on a ‘compact’ of mutual accountability. Under these agreements developing nations are responsible for taking ownership of crafting national education plans, with budget accountability and a greater commitment of political and financial resources, while donor countries commit to providing the additional technical know-how and funding required. This is designed to ensure that no country that has met its obligations would fail for lack of resources or technical capacity. Continue reading

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2010: The year in review

2010 has been a year that has seen many successes in the areas on which RESULTS campaigns. As the year draws to a close, and we look ahead to the challenges we face in 2011, we’d like to have a look back at those successes and to say thank you to our fantastic grassroots network and all the other individuals and organisations that have lent us their skills and expertise over the past 12 months. Continue reading

World Bank Announces $49.3 Billion Funding Package for 2011-2013

This week international negotiations concluded and agreed to the continued work and funding of the International Development Association (IDA, the part of the World Bank that provides assistance to the poorest countries) for the next three years. A key outcome of these negotiations has been the renewed UK Governments’ commitment to fight poverty by investing in the World Bank. Continue reading

Living with HIV, dying from TB: World AIDS Day Parliamentary Questions

TB is the leading cause of death for people living with HIV. Without treatment, 90% of people with HIV die within months of contracting TB. In spite of the close relationship between the diseases policy makers have been slow to respond – often providing testing and treatment for one disease, but ignoring the other. In many cases people are living with HIV, but still dying of TB.

In anticipation of World AIDS Day last week a number of MPs tabled parliamentary questions highlighting the issues around HIV/TB and the need to integrate services. Continue reading

December action materials now available online

The December Action Pack is now available on the RESULTS UK website. Our conference call this month will focus on responding positively to the recent backlash against spending on aid in the media by sharing some of the many stories of those who have benefited from international aid. We will be talking particularly about the fight against HIV, in the wake of World Aids Day, which was celebrated yesterday. The call will be held on Tuesday 7th December 2010 at 8:00pm. To join in, contact your local group leader or the RESULTS office. Continue reading

DFID reaffirms commitment to eliminate user fees

Good news: Alan Duncan MP has replied to a Parliamentary Question on user fees for health tabled by Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow that was triggered by our November action. The question reads:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to help developing countries expand access to free healthcare; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Duncan’s reply: Continue reading

September Conference Call recording on MDG Summit available online

On Tuesday night we held our September conference call. You can now listen to a recording of the call on our website.

Winstone ZuluOn this call, we had three speakers – TB activist Winstone Zulu from Zambia who talked about his personal story of TB and HIV/AIDS and the achievement of MDG 6 on fighting HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases; Louise Holly, RESULTS Deputy Director, who discussed the MDG review summit coming up in New York this month; and Julia Modern our Campaigns Officer who spoke about progress towards MDG 2 on Universal Primary Education in Kenya. Continue reading