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U.S. media calls for leadership to protect the social safety net
Right now, Congress can do its part to help end preventable maternal and child deaths globally with the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R.3706, S.1911).
When world leaders came together in September, they committed the resources to put the Global Fund on track to fund its plan to help save 8 million more lives and prevent 300 million new infections by 2020. Answering the call of advocates across the country, the U.S. government made a matching pledge of up to $4.3 billion, committing to invest $1 for every $2 from other donors.
New data from the World Health Organization shows that we have allowed a preventable, curable disease to become the world’s biggest communicable killer. The millenniums-old lung disease tuberculosis now outranks even H.I.V./AIDS in the number of lives it claims.
While many children will celebrate their birthdays this year with cake, candles, and presents, 6.3 million children around the world will die before they have the chance to celebrate their fifth birthday.
The battle against Ebola reminds us that medical advances do little good if they fail to reach the people who need them most. G20 leadership is now more important than ever, as Gavi works to fund, and then implement, its ambitious plan to immunise 300 million more children by 2020.
“1.5 million died last year from this curable disease,” read CNN’s headline last month. It’s not Ebola, but tuberculosis (TB). The World Health Organization released its latest analysis of the TB epidemic in October, showing that almost half a million more people have the disease than we previously knew.
More than 58 million children worldwide are still denied the basic right to go to school, and the recent tragic kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria makes clear just how serious the global education crisis is. Media nationwide agrees: it’s time for the U.S. government to do its part in helping secure a quality education for every child everywhere.
Join RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund Executive Director Joanne Carter and a panel of global TB experts to discuss the new FRONTLINE documentary "TB Silent Killer." Wednesday, March 26 at 3:30pm ET.
Each year, World Tuberculosis Day is a chance not just to honor the millions of people affected by the age-old lung disease, but to help move the world closer to defeating this deadly epidemic. Get involved with RESULTS this World TB Day online, on TV, on Capitol Hill, and around the world.
In the Winter 2014 edition of Global Health and Diplomacy magazine, leaders from around the world explore “Financing the Future of Global Health.” Tackling the issue of financing for tuberculosis is RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund Executive Director Joanne Carter.
October 22, 2013
RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund Executive Director Joanne Carter elected as Vice-Chair of the global Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board.
The passage of this bill is truly an amazing accomplishment for our grassroots volunteers! We had a long way to go as we were the only activists working on the bill, which had to meet the extremely high threshold of securing two-thirds of each chamber — 67 senators and 290 representatives — as cosponsors; but in fact, our volunteers got 296 representatives!
In preparation for the 2010 MDG Summit and the Global Fund Replenishment Conference, RESULTS along with our amazing grassroots volunteers embarked on a media campaign to support a U.S. pledge of $6 billion over 3 years, 2011–2013. We have submitted editorials, letters to the editor, and op-eds on this issue and made an incredible impact. Read more to download a PDF of all the news clips we generated.
RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund Board Member Marianne Williamson is organizing a three day Sister Giant conference February 26–28, 2010, in Los Angeles to empower women to be major players in changing the world. Day number three will focus on engaging participant in RESULTS.
RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund extend heartfelt congratulations to Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and longtime RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund board member, on the announcement that he will be awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. The White House made public yesterday that Professor Yunus will be one of the sixteen recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Professor Yunus will receive the award from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on August 12, 2009.
Nobel laureate implores Gordon Brown and Barack Obama ahead of G8 summit to create new global fund for education by end of 2009.
Nobel laureates and leading human rights activists issued a call for the creation of a Global Fund for Education. They say hundreds of millions of young children and adolescents are unable to attend school and about 770-million adults remain illiterate.
Op-ed by RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter and Peter Bujari, executive director of the Human Development Trust in Tanzania.
A broad coalition of civil society groups, as well as some U.S. lawmakers, is fighting what they call a “blank cheque” from the U.S. to expand funding for the International Monetary Fund.
Op-ed by Richard Skolnik
President Obama’s proposal to spend $8.6-billion next year on what he dubbed a “new, comprehensive global-health strategy” has drawn ire from some global-health charities, which say he has requested far less to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria than he had previously pledged.
The World Bank’s internal watchdog group on April 30, 2009, gave the poverty-fighting agency a mixed review for its efforts to improve health in poor countries and gave it low marks for its work in Africa.
The London G20 summit tripled the resources of the International Monetary Fund and made it a major force again, responsible for saving national economies hit by the global crash. But given its recent track record, will its policies do more harm than good?
Queen Rania of Jordan joined other leading education advocates Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury Gene Sperling to launch “The Big Read” as part of Global Campaign for Education's global action week calling for quality basic education for all children.