A Balancing Act highlights the urgent need for political attention on the issue of GPEI wind down. RESULTS Australia and RESULTS UK are calling on the GPEI and WHO to convene a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly in May 2018 to explore the barriers, gaps, and challenges which urgently need to be addressed.
Jo Chandler travelled to Nigeria on a media delegation organised by RESULTS. In a crowded square in the ancient Nigerian city of Kano, outside the palace of one of the Emir’s princelings, a menagerie of community leaders gathered this spring to combat an age-old foe.
The last four months of our campaigning at RESULTS have focussed on advocating for the Australian Government to join in the global effort to tackle famine and cholera outbreaks in Yemen and East Africa.
“I was delighted to represent RESULTS at the announcement of these initiatives in Brisbane on the weekend. Funding to expand research in the areas of tuberculosis and malaria treatment is much needed in Australia and the Pacific region which holds 60 per cent of the global burden.”
Many low-income countries face significant challenges to their capacity to fund priority health areas in the next five years, according to a new report. The report, Progress in Peril? The changing landscape of global health financing, says in the next five years at least 24 low-income countries are facing a “transition” period when they will lose external financing, often from multiple sources, because their economies have grown.
My Story is Proof. I can’t tell my story without first telling my parents story. My family is originally from Togo, a small country in West Africa. My father is my very first hero and my role model. My grandfather had 19 children. He was a farmer and tried his very best to provide for his family. Nevertheless, he couldn’t.
For each disease, infection and death rates have dropped significantly since the Global Fund began operating – HIV-related deaths have fallen by 48%, TB deaths by 22% and malaria deaths by 50% since 2000.
Recently, the World Bank updated its thresholds for the different income groups by which countries are classified. The threshold for moving between low-income and lower-middle income status is now $US 1,005 per capita, while countries move to upper middle-income status at $US 3,956 per capita and high-income status at $US 12,236 per capita.
Due to your commitment and hardwork, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced last Saturday that Australia will be providing an additional $30 million in humanitarian assistance