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RESULTS UK Return from Parliamentary Delegation to Rwanda

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

RESULTS UK leads delegation of British MPs to Rwanda

RESULTS 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

The World Bank’s IFC Provides Grants for Agricultural Microinsurance

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank, recently announced it would be providing $4.1 million in grants to three organisations as part of its Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF).

The grants have been distributed as follows: Continue reading

Global Fund the “easiest funding programme we’ve had on African continent”

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria has posted a video of three African health ministers talking about the Global Fund in Rwanda, Botswana and Lesotho. The three women, Mphu Keneiloe Ramatlapeng, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Lesotho; Joy Phumaphi, former Health Minister, Botswana and former World Bank Vice President; and Agnes Binagwaho, Permanent Secretary of Health, Rwanda and Chair of Rwanda’s Country Coordinating Mechanism, share their experiences of Global Fund financing from the perspective of grant holders in Sub-Saharan Africa, the region most affected by HIV.

They tell a compelling story. Mphu, who says she can “only sing praises of the Global Fund”, Continue reading

Nine years after Abuja targets were set, African countries fail to allocate sufficient resources to health

Yesterday, on the eve of the World Health Assembly and Pre-African Union (AU) Summit of African Health Ministers, a statement was issued by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Africa 15% Plus Campaign expressing concern about the lack of progress being made by African countries to allocate sufficient resources to health.

In April 2001, African Health Ministers met at a special summit in Abuja, Nigeria. The summit concluded with the adoption of the Abuja Declaration, which outlined the continent’s response to HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and other related infectious diseases. In that declaration, among other commitments the leaders of Africa promised to spend 15% of their national budgets on health. Nine years on, it is clear that most countries are not on track to meet this promise. Continue reading