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We Have Moved!

We are so pleased to announce that our new website is up and running, and our blog has moved with it too. On the new website you are able to create your own user account and follow along with our actions, activities, and successes, and be part of the thriving RESULTS community. This blog will soon be closed down and automatically redirect you, but for now you have to go visit by clicking below.

You will find us at results.org.uk, and our blog is now at blog.results.org.uk.

Please update all your bookmarks, and looking forward to seeing you on our new website!

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UK Education Aid Is Making Significant Impact in India

Professor Geeta Kingdon from the Department of Education Economics and International Development at the Institue Of Education (IOE), University of London has suggested that UK education aid has contributed to India’s opportunities for underprivileged school children.  Recently, there has been controversy in the press regarding the UK Government’s commitment of £1 billion to support educational provision in India over a five year period.

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Louise Holly Joins RESULTS

Yes, you did read that correctly. We recently reported that Louise Holly, our longstanding Deputy Director, had left RESULTS for a new role with Save the Children. Well, we have good news to report that as of January 2011 Louise will be back as a member of RESULTS UK’s Board of Trustees. She brings with her many years of experience as both a volunteer activist as well as someone who knows the organisation form the inside out.

It might feel as if she had never left, but please join us in welcoming Louise back to RESULTS in her new role by sharing your comments below!

RESULTS is recruiting a Grassroots Support Intern

We are currently recruiting for a new Grassroots Support Intern to join us in our London office in the New Year. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about helping support and organise people who want to make a difference in the world so that they can have a powerful impact on poverty.

If this sounds interesting then please do take a look in detail at the job advertisement here – don’t forget to check out the video! And of course, if you know someone who might be interested please do send them the link. We hope to hear from you soon!

RESULTS is recruiting an Education Campaign Intern

We are currently recruiting for a new Education Campaign Intern to join us in our London office in the New Year. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about Education as a path out of poverty for the poor, and who has experience or a desire to get involved with campaigning and creating the political will for UK and global support for Education For All.

If this sounds interesting then please do take a look in detail at the job advertisement here. And, of course, if you know someone who might be interested please do send them the link. We hope to hear from you soon!

Revolutionary Tuberculosis Test Launched

This week the World Health Organization endorsed a new tuberculosis (TB) test called Xpert MTB/RIF. Xpert is a revolutionary new technology that, if taken to scale in endemic countries, could completely change the public health approach to diagnosing and treating TB, which remains one of the greatest killers on the planet.

Xpert: Better than X-Rays

Xpert provides a rapid, accurate diagnosis of TB without the need for a sophisticated lab. It detects many cases that are missed by current technology, which is more than a century old, including for people who are HIV positive — where TB mortality is highest and where the majority of cases are missed by current frontline tools. Rapid diagnosis will allow patients to start appropriate treatment in hours as opposed to weeks or even months. Since over a quarter of all AIDS-related deaths are caused by TB, Xpert is a critical tool in the fight against AIDS as well. Continue reading

RESULTS UK Welcomes Felix Jakens

RESULTS are pleased to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Felix Jakens. Felix is going to be taking on the role of volunteer and grassroots support coordinator so will have a lot of contact with our activists in the coming weeks and months. Felix writes:

Hi everyone, this is Felix on my first day in the RESULTS office! I’m really excited to be working here and I’m really looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead. I’d like to thank Aaron and the team for welcoming me so warmly into the RESULTS family.

About me: I’m from Lewes in East Sussex, I studied History and Politics at undergraduate level at the University of the West of England in Bristol and then completed an Msc in International Security at Bristol University.

Since then I have been working for a variety of organisations, Compass, STOP THE TRAFFIK and the New Internationalist, mainly in a campaigns capacity, but I have lots of experience working with volunteers.

I will now be the main point of contact for all our supporters and activists and will be working closely with you all to help us move RESULTS forward. My aim, with your help, is to support the growth and expansions of the RESULTS network, to increase our political impact, and, ultimately create the public and political will to end poverty.

I hope that over the next few weeks and months I get to meet as many of you as possible as we work together to grow our organisation. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Felix can be reached in the office on our regular number, 020 7499 8238, as well as on email at felix.jakens@results.org.uk