Back to Basics: Ensuring Access to Quality Education for All

By Faustin N'Tala, RESULTS partners, Democratic Republic of Congo
October 29, 2009

As the United States urges African leaders to be accountable to their people by striving for equal distribution of wealth and a peaceful transition of power between elections, another tragic issue has not been spoken about loud enough. It is an issue that I hope to see the U.S. take the lead on at a time when it is getting worldwide attention — it is the problem of illiteracy. We must grow the effort to provide access to quality education to more than half of the population of the DRC and millions more around the world. What better way to fight against poverty and ignorance, the basic ingredients of violence and fundamentalism in the world? Read More.

Civil Society Responds to Obama’s Global Health Initiative

By John Fawcett, Global Legislative Director
October 26, 2009

Six months ago President Obama announced a new Global Health Initiative, stating “the world is interconnected, and that demands an integrated approach to global health.” RESULTS has joined with a diverse coalition of organizations to call on the Obama administration to make good on its commitment and deliver a bold and well-funded Global Health Initiative. As the administration makes its final decisions about the size and shape of this new initiative, we are collectively urging the president to set bold, measurable health goals and provide sufficient funding to achieve them. Read More.

You Did It! 98 Representatives Signed the FY11 Global Fund Letter to Obama!

By Jennifer Maurer, Global Campaigns Associate
October 26, 2009

Congratulations! In a little over a week, RESULTS rallied to get 98 representatives — more than 20 percent of the House — to sign a letter initiated by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) to President Obama, calling on him to provide $1.75 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in his fiscal year 2011 budget. The power of your collective action has impressed members of Congress and other advocacy organizations, none of whom were expecting such an amazing list. With so many signers, the letter will also impress the administration as well. Read More.

Thanks to All Who Made Our 2009 National Outreach-Stand Up Event a Success

By Eric T. Harris
October 22, 2009

On Saturday, October 17, we were exceptionally fortunate to have Dr. Paul Farmer from Partners In Health join us for the online 2009 RESULTS National Outreach–Stand Up Event to talk to us about the importance of building and strengthening the world’s health systems. He emphasized the importance of linking together to tackle global health challenges and the significance of advocacy in the global community. Read More.

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