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.
“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.
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.
Grassroots Engagement Manager Gina Olivieri shares what she has learned from four years at RESULTS in her farewell post featuring…Disney songs.
RESULTS Australia staff members joined our colleagues from around the world at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC from July 22-25.
So together we built a campaign. We decided to combine the need to raise public awareness and influence parliamentarians to ‘step up to the plate’ on the famine.
Despite being the world’s leading infectious killer TB has not been on the agenda of world leaders to date… this may all change thanks to RESULTS and our ACTION partners advocacy which resulted in TB’s inclusion in the G20 leaders statement.