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Media Release                                                Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Results Australia Leadership Awards 2021

Results International Australia announced the winners of its annual Leadership Awards at a ceremony tonight in Sydney. The Awards acknowledge the hard work and commitment of Results’ advocates and key partners in parliament, the media, and the not-for-profit and corporate sectors.

Director of the  Development Policy Centre, Professor Stephen Howes alongside Marie- Ange Saraka- Yao, Managing Director at Gavi- the Global Vaccine Alliance were the guest speakers at the event. 

Results’ CEO Negaya Chorley said, “We were delighted that these excellent speakers could join us to provide a ‘big picture’ on global health, including and beyond COVID-19.”

“In the last year Australia has made major investments in Gavi (for childhood vaccines), global education and of course, in COVID-related economic support and vaccine provision for countries in our region.  The work of Results’ advocates and partners ensures that these investments have maximum impact in saving lives,” said Ms Chorley.

Winners were announced in five categories:

Political Leadership: Federal Member for Newcastle Ms Sharon Claydon.  Ms Claydon is a champion of social justice causes and has been a co-chair of the TB Caucus alongside the Hon. Warren Entsch since 2019.  Ms Claydon has shown strong leadership in advancing engagement and investment in the issue of TB, a disease which killed an estimated 1.5 million people in 2020 and disproportionately affects our region (the Asia-Pacific). 

Results Advocate Leadership (more than 12 months): Ashra Anver and Bruna Contro de Godoy . Ashra and Bruna  are passionate advocates for global health equity and have demonstrated excellent leadership on the issues of COVID-19, polio and TB. 

Results Advocate Leadership (less than 12 months): Daniel Child. Daniel is a committed and determined advocate and leader. He has helped organise events, written blogs and met with federal parliamentarians to advance global health equity. 

Media Leader Award: Kate Lyons (Pacific Editor, The Guardian) Ms Lyons has done excellent reporting capturing the reality of life in the Pacific during the pandemic. Her recent work in producing the Guardian’s ‘Impossible Choice’ podcast, is both timely and essential listening when we consider the impacts of climate change on Pacific Islanders. 

Not-For-Profit Partner Award: Micah/the #EndCovidForAllCampaign, and campaign lead Matt Darvas specifically,  are being recognised for helping to secure over $1 billion in funding to support countries in our region respond to and recover from the impacts of the pandemic. 

Corporate Leadership Award: MinterEllison for working with Results to produce a groundbreaking report ‘The right to health, lessons for COVID-19 from the history of HIV’ that outlines the concept of the ‘right to health’ and its implications for access to COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, especially for poor countries in our region. 

Ms Chorley congratulated all nominees and winners, saying, “We are delighted and proud to work with people and organisations who, like Results, see the immense value and importance of investing in programmes that will end global poverty.”

ENDS

For more information contact Emily Hammerl  Ph: 0448 732 198

Results International Australia is a non-partisan and non-profit organisation committed to ending global extreme poverty. Results have operated in Australia for 30 years through a combination of staff-led and grassroots-driven advocacy. Working with federal parliamentarians and through the media, its advocacy aims to generate public and political will, with a particular focus on global health issues such as tuberculosis (TB), HIV, malaria, polio, child health,  nutrition, and education. Results is a member of ACTION, a global health advocacy partnership.