By Eric Harris, Grassroots Communications Coordinator
A new report is out by a coalition of international health groups and advocacy organizations working across a spectrum of global health issues. The report, The Future of Global Health: Ingredients for a Bold and Effective U.S. Initiative, details how major accomplishments in global health over the last decade demonstrate that adequately resourced programs, focused on achieving specific results, can improve health outcomes for millions and support economic progress. It also highlights that distinct public health challenges are closely interconnected and that a comprehensive and integrated strategy is needed to ensure that ambitious health goals are met. Read More.
By Faustin N'Tala, RESULTS partners, Democratic Republic of Congo
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.
By John Fawcett, Global Legislative Director
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.
By Jennifer Maurer, Global Campaigns Associate
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.