champions

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Our champions are those individuals that work alongside us as volunteers and as advocates to help us leverage resources, keep momentum, and raise the profile for the policies and the people that need support. Their dedication to raising their voices for a world without extreme poverty inspires us and drives our efforts to continue to make meaningful impact.
We partner with people from around the world that have overcome infectious diseases, gender discrimination, and economic disparity. They use their life-changing experience to bring awareness to the global systems, systemic inequalities, and behavioural stigmas that prevent people from getting the care and attention that they need to survive and thrive.

issue experts

From India to Africa; North America to Asia, our issue experts raise their voices from where they live, and work with our staff and volunteers in Canada to educate and propel action with government decision makers to bring about change.
Raise awareness. Speak out. There are people who don’t have a voice, and if you do, your duty is to speak out and support people who don’t have their voices.

- Rhea, TB survivor, Mumbai (India)
We are so close to eradicating polio; we have never been this close. So now is the perfect time to do that final push and eradicate this disease once and for all.

- Safia, Polio survivor and advocate, Toronto (ON)

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Saurabh Rane, TB Survivor, 
Mumbai, India

“I believe that the world changes by your actions and not your opinions. Life is what you make of it, and TB shouldn’t make you lose your dreams. My victory over TB has helped me raise awareness about TB, destigmatize it and provide hope and belief to patients. The aim is to thrive, not just stay alive.”
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Saurabh Rane lives in Mumbai, India and works as an associate in an artificial intelligence non-profit which builds solutions for health care and agriculture. He is also a TB survivor.

Saurabh contracted TB while finishing his internship as a medical student. His first symptoms included a fever, chest pain, weight loss, and loss of appetite. Within 10 days of starting to feel unwell, he was rushed to the ER where a chest x-ray revealed there was something wrong. Saurabh was initially misdiagnosed with primary TB for six months before further tests showed he had aggressive drug-resistant TB.

“It changed my life - personally as well as professionally. But it also made me tougher because I was told I had a 10% chance of survival. I look at life differently now.”

Saurabh describes his three years of treatment as physically and mentally painful. Along with six months of injections and nearly 20 tablets to ingest per day, he endured various side effects, including a weight loss of over 35lbs, jaundice, thyroid disorders, and even becoming partially blind for one month. “And if that weren’t enough, there is a stigma around tuberculosis which leaves patients isolated and lonely.”

Saurabh worries about TB patients and survivors during the COVID-19 crisis. With decreased access to health care and services, TB survivors and people living with TB are extremely vulnerable during this crisis. “TB is the world’s leading infectious disease killer, and this COVID-19 crisis can make the situation much worse for the TB ecosystem.“

Saurabh started advocating to end TB when he was 22, fed up with hearing that he would no longer be able to live a normal life. “I trained and ran a 10 km run while I was on active treatment, despite having permanent lung damage. I did this to show people what’s considered ‘impossible’ is just a state of mind. I opened up about my condition on social media and it sent a wave of disbelief into society.”

Saurabh continues to advocate for TB through offering peer support to patients and survivors as well as working with national TB programs and international agencies to amplify patient perspectives.

When asked what Canadians can do to help in the fight to end TB, Saurabh called on Canadians to use their voices and urge their government to join the global effort to eradicate TB. “TB does not discriminate. Everyone and anyone can get infected. This is your problem, this is my problem and this is a global challenge.”

“With 10 million people infected worldwide from India to Canada, we have a responsibility to do our part. As a developed nation of immense potential, it is extremely important to invest in both research and development as well as to find a treatment to end TB. Urge your government to take this seriously and join the effort to build a TB-free world.”

Members of Parliament

We collaborate with many federal government decision makers (Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers, Senators) who are working hard for the best interests of their constituents - those Canadian citizens that live, work and play in their riding - and genuinely care about the issues that are of most concern to them.

See all the latest actions with our MPs across Canada here.

Are you a federal government decision maker that wants to learn more? Contact us.

These MPs meet and correspond with Results staff and volunteers to listen to the issues that affect people living in poverty, and are supportive about the solutions required that will make the most impact. With them, we create meaningful change within the Canadian government by raising awareness on Parliament Hill, forging global partnerships, and creating networks and connections with other leaders and decision makers.
I’m very impressed with the work Results Canada does. I have found them to be incredibly effective and my favourite thing about them is their desire to achieve real and direct outcomes within their projects.

- MP Stephanie Kusie
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