Approximately two weeks ago DFID published its Health Portfolio Review for 2009. The document gave an overview of what DFID have spent and done in improving health and saving lives among the world’s poorest people over the 2008-2009 period. The report also gave an assessment of its achievements and made recommendations to increase the impact of their work and make it more cost effective.
DFID provides approximately £1 billion a year to improve health in developing countries. This represents 15 percent of the UK’s total development assistance.
Late last week DFID unveiled a new independent body that will evaluate aid projects and focus on results and outcomes. The move follows DFID’s announcement in April to create a new, independent watchdog to certify that UK taxpayers are receiving value for money. Continue reading
The MDG Review Summit which has just concluded in New York was a landmark opportunity for the world to accelerate progress towards the eight Millennium Development Goals. Here we focus on what the summit delivered for MDG 6 which aims to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Continue reading
As we mentioned in a previous post, the United Nations Foundation has produced a ground-breaking documentary, “A New Picture of Health” showing how individuals and families are coming together in the most dire circumstances to tackle the health problems plaguing their communities.
A special screening of the film is taking place in Parliament on Monday 27th September and we’d like to you to ensure your MP receives an invitation. Continue reading
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you personally were responsible for ending poverty, you need to see this new video from our friends at the Global Poverty Project:
This is very cool, lots of fun and it is a great way of publicising what we do – you will see how people who watch the video and share it with friends can then click on the RESULTS logo to be connected through to our special joint action with the Global Poverty Project about replenishing the Global Fund, here.
Take a second to share this video far and wide!
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
The Born HIV Free campaign is offering you the chance to go to Lesotho next month to see the front lines of the fight against HIV.
This is a rare chance for you to see the life-saving work undertaken by those in the field and explore a beautiful country few people get to visit.
However, this is not a holiday. It’s a challenge. You will be reporting back your experiences for your fellow supporters. You will help others understand the impact of The Global Fund and why they need to support the Born HIV Free campaign. For this, they need someone whom is as passionate about saving children from HIV; someone that can reach out to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people and persuade them support the campaign as well. Continue reading