The RESULTS UK Parliamentary delegation recently returned from Rwanda after a week long visit to observe the country’s remarkable best practices adopted to combat infectious diseases and the Millenium Development Goals. MPs Cathy Jamieson and Angus MacNeil alongside RESULTS staff Aaron Oxley (Executive Director) and Aparna Barua (ACTION Project Associate) met with health centre staff, patients and civil society organisations across the country to learn and discuss health issues and the impact of tuberculosis (TB) on development. Continue reading
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is pleased to announce that Aaron Oxley, Executive Director of RESULTS UK and Aparna Barua, ACTION Project Associate, will be leading a parliamentary delegation to Rwanda from the 19th until the 25th of February 2011
. The purpose of this delegation will be to assess how Rwanda is addressing major health challenges in tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS co-infection. Sixteen years after civil war, Rwanda has made an incredible recovery and despite on-going political problems the country has taken a leadership position on tackling major health issues. Continue reading
In September, staff from RESULTS UK and the Action Project will be accompanying six parliamentarians on a cross-party delegation to India to learn about the country’s efforts to address major health challenges such as TB and HIV.
David Amess, David Borrow, William Cash, Mark Oaten, Virendra Sharma MPs and Lord Amir Bhatia will spend four days in Mumbai and Delhi visiting a variety of programmes and evaluating the impact of the UK’s efforts to help lift people out of poverty in India.
The delegates will see firsthand both what is working in India and what barriers remain to the scale up of quality health care for all. Co-ordinated with our Action India partners, the itinerary will include visits to a variety of national and community-based health programmes and interactions with service users and health care providers. Delegates will also meet with DFID staff, the UK High Commissioner to India and the Indian Minister of Health and Social Welfare.
India has the highest burden of TB in the world; its 15 million patients account for nearly a third of all cases worldwide, while HIV and multi-drug-resistant strains of TB are placing increasing pressure on the country’s TB programmes.
Kate and Louise from RESULTS will be posting regular blogs from India to share their experiences of the trip.