We are pleased to announce that a recording of May Disability and Education campaign update call is now available for download. We were joined on the call by Dan Jones, Campaigns Manager at RESULTS UK. Click here to download the call.
Dan spoke about the work that RESULTS and our grassroots campaigners have been doing on:
- Working on securing an IDSC inquiry into disability and development.
- Advocating for DFID to improve and mainstream the work they do on disability and education.
- Upcoming plans for supporting the 2014 replenishment of the Global partnership for Education, the world’s foremost education multilateral
We are pleased to announce that our October Focus call, which examines in depth the issue of TB and mining. We were joined on the call by Aaron Oxley, Executive Director of RESULTS UK.Click here to download the call: October focus call The call covered:
- The issue of tuberculosis in the gold mining industry in Southern Africa, key facts and figures about the epidemic and its consequences
- The potential solutions to the problem
- Political will to tackle the issue
- RESULTS upcoming grassroots campaign designed to bring the issue to light in the UK.
Click here to download the call now: October focus call
We are pleased to announce that a recording of our September Focus Call is now available for download. Click here to download the call September 2012 Focus call on DFID
The call is a ‘back to basics’ explanation of the UK Department for International Development and explains the way the agency is structured, its history, ministers and areas of work. Specific attention is paid to the recent ministerial reshuffle, which has seen new the replacement of the Secretary of State and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.
The call is led by Dan Jones, Campaigns Manager at RESULTS UK with four years experience of work in the civil service. The call is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to learn about how the UK government spends its overseas aid.
We are pleased to announce that a recording of our July focus call on working with the media and creating winning Op-Eds is now available for download. Click here to download: July 2012 focus call on working with the media and Op Eds
The call covers a whole range of practical tips for successfully getting your work published in the media and makes essential listening for anyone planning on taking the August action, when we’ll be working getting stories about inclusive education into the media.
We also have the notes from Charlotte Gill, GCE and Special Projects Coordinator at RESULTS for download. Click here to access.
We are pleased to announce that the July focus call will take place next Tuesday, 17th July at 7pm
For our August action we are going to be asking grassroots to hold small events in their communities as a way to gain media coverage in order to rasie the public profile of educaion and disability. This focus call will give you a useful practical guide to how you can make the most of this action and ensure that you generate the right kind of coverage at the right time.
The call will be managed by staff at RESULTS who will take you through step by step how to make your events a success.
If you would like to join the conference call there are 3 numbers you can call – 0844 8360 360, 0207 788 3000 or 0800 369 8888. You must then enter the participant code, which is 18718. If you would like advice about which number to call please contact us in the office.
We look forward to you joining us
We are pleased to announce that a recording of our May focus call titled ‘The power of vaccines: getting to zero for HIV and TB’ is now available. Click here to download the call: May focus call the search for a TB and an AIDS vaccine
Our guest speakers on the call were Becky Owens of AERAS, a product development partnership (PDP) working to expedite the development and roll out of new vaccines against tuberculosis, and Gavin Steadman-Bryce from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative another PDP working to develop a vaccine against HIV/AIDS.
You can download Becky’s slides here and you can get Gavin’s here.
Both speakers discussed the work they are doing in their respective fields to make new vaccines a reality, the importance of vaccines in terms of combating the two diseases, the PDP model and it’s benefits as well as specifically addressing the challenegs that are particular to vaccine development.
The call was hugely informative and will assist all grassroots as we continue to undertake advocacy in support of the development of new vaccines.
Posted in Child Survival, Development Finance, Focus Call, Grassroots Network, Vaccines
Tagged aeras, Focus call, HIV, HIV vaccine, IAVI, TB, TB vaccine, Vaccines
We are pleased to announce That the next RESULTS focus call will take place on Tuesday 15th May at 7pm. The call is titled ‘The search for an AIDS and a TB vaccine‘. Our guest on the call will be Gavin Steadman-Bryce from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).
IAVI is a global not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world.
Development of safe and effective vaccines against TB and HIV would represent the most important steps towards controlling and eradicating the spread of both diseases and vaccine development is currently progressing well. As RESULTS continues to support the work of organisations like IAVI and TBVI, we felt it important to take stock of the situations surrounding the development of those vaccines.
To join the call you will need to call 0844 8360 360, 0207 788 3000 or 0800 369 8888 and when prompted enter participant code 18718#
the call will have plenty of time for questions and is open for all grassroots volunteers to join. If you have any questions about the call or how to join, please get in touch with us at the office.
Posted in Development Finance, Focus Call, Global Health, Grassroots Network, News, TB
Tagged AIDS, Focus call, IAVI, RESULTS, TB, tb/hiv
We are pleased to announce that our February 2012 focus call will take place next Tuesday, 20th March at 7pm and will offer a recap of the work of RESULTS grassroots on the issue of global vaccination over the past year. To join the call, participants will need to dial 0844 8360 360, 0207 788 3000 or 0800 369 8888. When prompted, you will need to enter participant code 18718.
We will be joined on the call by Mark Staniland, Vaccines Advocacy Coordinator, RESULTS UK and Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, RESULTS UK. We only began working on vaccines here at RESULTS in the last year but we have already had some huge success. We were name checked by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations as being a key civil society partner in helping them to hold a successful pledging conference in July of last year, during which they raised over $4 billion dollars for their childhood immunisation programs.
We will be talking about how our grassroots contributed to that success as well discussing some of our other work on generating support for these life saving interventions.
We look forward to you joining us.
We are pleased to announce that a recording of our February 2012 Focus Call on ”Demystifying the EU” is now available to download. Click here to download: RESULTS February 2012 focus call demystifying the EU
On the call we were joined by Mark Staniland, Vaccines Advocacy Coordinator at RESULTS UK. Mark covered the three main institutions of the E.U: the Parliament, Commission and Council of Ministers, before discussing the E.U budget, known as the Multi Annual Financial Framework (MFF) and the various funding instruments that finance development within that budget.
The call provides excellent preparation for our upcoming March action which will focus on generating support among MEPs for protecting international development in the upcoming MFF.
For detailed notes on the institutions of the E.U click here, and for a helpful factsheet on the MFF and its various instruments, click here.
Posted in Focus Call, Global Health, International Institutions, News
Tagged dci, def, Development, e.u, edf, EU, Focus call, MFF, Vaccines
We are pleased to announce that our February 2012 focus call will take place next Tuesday, 21st February at 7pm and will look at the E.U and its institutions. To join the call, participants will need to dial 0844 8360 360, 0207 788 3000 or 0800 369 8888. When prompted, you will need to enter participant code 18718.
We will be joined on the call by Mark Staniland, Vaccines Advocacy Coordinator, RESULTS UK.
As we are undertaking more and more work that focuses on the European Union, we feel it appropriate to hold a briefing call for all of our advocates, to help them get up to speed on this occasionally complicated set of institutions.
The call will be useful preparation for our March action which will be focused on advocating for health and education to be included fully in the upcoming EU budget.