Media Release – 5 November 2020

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.

Lady Roslyn Morauta, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, opened the evening with reflections on her work globally and in PNG. She was followed by Professor Julie Leask, a leading vaccine researcher from the University of Sydney, who provided some insights into communicating about vaccines.

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.”

“In the last year Australia has made major investments in the work of the Global Fund, as well as in polio eradication, childhood vaccination – 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: Senator Louise Pratt WA is a strong supporter of programmes to end tuberculosis (TB), malaria, HIV and polio in our region. She is a member of the Australian TB Caucus and co-Chair of the parliamentary group on HIV/AIDS, blood-borne viruses and STIs.

RESULTS Advocate & Volunteer Leadership (more than 12 months): David Bailey and Hanh Nguyen (ACT) David has been involved with RESULTS for many years. As an advocate he embodies our values, and he has previously been Canberra group leader, a RESULTS Board member and Treasurer.

Hanh Nguyen is Canberra group co-ordinator and works tirelessly to co-ordinate MP engagement in the ACT and to develop leadership in her group members.

RESULTS Advocate & Volunteer Leadership (less than 12 months): Annie Pidgeon (NT) joined RESULTS in February this year and has worked hard to establish a Northern Territory and Western Australia RESULTS group.

Media Leadership Award: Tahlea Aualiitia (ABC Radio Australia ‘Pacific Beat’) is senior producer at ABC Sydney, ‘Pacific Beat’ and presenter of ‘Pacific Mornings’. She was nominated for her consistent and valuable reporting on issues related to TB, vaccination and, recently, COVID-19 in our region.

Not-For-Profit Partner Award: Burnet Institute is a long-time RESULTS partner, globally recognised for its medical research and in-country implementation, particularly in our region. This year they have particularly supported the #EndCOVIDForAll campaign, and continue to be a loyal partner in the aim of ending TB.

Corporate Leadership Award: Christie Spaces generously support RESULTS with co-working space in North Sydney.

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.’

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For more Information contact Emily Hammerl, Campaigns and Communications Officer, RESULTS International (Australia) 0448 732 198

RESULTS International (Australiais a non-partisan and non-profit organisation committed to ending global extreme poverty. RESULTS has 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 and nutrition, as well as education. RESULTS is a member of ACTION, a global health advocacy partnership.