RESULTS Japan is a nonprofit grassroots advocacy organization, committed to creating the political will to end the worst aspects of poverty through education, public events, media coverage, educational trips, and research. RESULTS has created the ACTION project to address and help reverse the global TB problem through policy analysis, education of policymakers and advocacy focusing on four donor countries, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Japan. ACTION partners will increase political will to mobilize greater financial support for addressing TB in countries where it is wide spread.
RESULTS Japan was established in 1989 with the visit of Sam Daley-Harris, president and founder of RESULTS Educational Fund in USA. We have made policy proposals to fund Micro credit and communicable diseases to make Japanese ODA more unique and have high cost-effectiveness to support poverty reduction.
Main Past work :
- 1997 Invited then-Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata and lower house member Ms. Wakako Hironaka to the first Micro credit summit organized by RESULTS US. Set up meeting of director general of ADB with former PM Nakasone, former PM Kaihu, then PM Hata and Ms. Hironaka and urged for funding to Micro Credit from ADB.
- 1999 Helped to create 45 min future program on Micro credit by NHK, national broad cast.
- 2000 Urged to have communicable diseases especially TB as main agenda on G8 summit in Okinawa by using diet members and media. Okinawa Infectious Diseases Initiative, IDI had been announced.
- 2002 Invited Dr. Muhammad Yunus and organized symposium on Micro credit with 100 people attendance including former PM Hashimoto and former PM Hata.
- 2005 Start participating ACTION project (See details below)
Results ACTION Project
ACTION Advocacy to Control Tuberculosis Internationally (ACTION) Project In December 2004, RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) received a three-year grant for $6.67 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a global tuberculosis advocacy campaign. The campaign will utilize policy analysis strategies, and communications and advocacy tools to mobilize increased financial resources in donor countries and to overcome key policy constraints in high TB burden countries for the expansion of effective tuberculosis treatment.
An estimated one-third of the world’s population is infected with the bacterium that causes TB and nearly 9 million people become sick with TB every year. TB is the number one opportunistic infection for people who are HIV-positive and the number one killer of people with AIDS ? accounting for up to half of AIDS deaths. It is also one of the leading causes of death for young women. While an effective, low-cost treatment strategy exists, nearly 2 million people continue to die from TB each year because they lack access to this treatment. Although much of the world is poised to reverse the TB epidemic, both a significant funding gap and widespread policy constraints have hindered progress at the global level. Most donor governments and many governments in the developing world have not mobilized financial and human resources on an adequate scale to address the TB epidemic. Many governments have also been slow to implement the policy reforms needed to advance progress in addressing TB globally.
ACTION was developed to address and help reverse the global TB problem through policy analysis, education of policymakers and advocacy. The project will combine advocacy with innovative and effective communication strategies to support country-specific solutions for the control of TB. In four donor countries, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Japan, ACTION partners will aim to increase political will to mobilize greater financial support for addressing TB in developing countries. In three high TB burden countries, India, Indonesia and Kenya, ACTION partners will work with national governments and civil society to overcome key policy constraints that have impeded successful and rapid expansion of TB treatment.
RESULTS Educational Fund, a U.S.-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating the public will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty through education, public events, media coverage, educational trips, and research. (Partners include REF affiliates: RESULTS Education in the UK, RESULTS Canada and RESULTS Japan.) Massive Effort Campaign (MEC), a global advocacy NGO established to mobilize society against AIDS, TB, malaria and other diseases of poverty. Stop TB Partnership, an independent organization whose aim is to catalyze a global movement of over 300 partners engaged in accelerating social and political action to eliminate TB. WHO’s Stop TB Department, the leading technical provider of standards, policies and best practices for the control of TB.