Why we need to stamp out malaria – now!

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, Malaria

This is a story about a boy called John. John is ten years old and lives with his parents and four siblings in a rundown shack in the Korogocho slum area of Nairobi. John is bright for his age, attends school, and has dreams of becoming a professional footballer someday. Although his family doesn’t have much, they make do with …

World AIDS Day – young people underserved and overexposed to diseases of poverty

Eoghan Walsh Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases, Youth Empowerment

Brussels, November 28, 2017: Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, a new report launched at the European Parliament today reveals that young people aged 10-24 remain underserved and overexposed to the risks of contracting HIV & AIDS, and other poverty-related diseases. The report calls on the EU to do more to help these young people – through education, …

Kenya: Mr and Miss Y2Y, coast, crowned as 581 young people access reproductive health services

Collins Baswony Kenya, News, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

DSW held a beauty pageant in the coastal town of Mombasa in Kenya to give young people an opportunity to have fun and access sexual and reproductive health services. The beauty pageant, dubbed Mr and Miss Y2Y 2017 mega event, was held in Mary Cliff Primary School in Mombasa County on Saturday 11th November 2017. 500 young people from Mombasa, …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Kenya!

Evelyn Samba Development Cooperation, Introducing..., Kenya, News, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Since the year 2000, DSW has been working with Kenyans enabling them to work towards a healthy future for all. We have done this by supporting a conversation about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and what this means for Kenya’s efforts of improving health outcomes. We operate from Nairobi with a liaison office in Mombasa and programme interventions …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Ethiopia

Feyera Assefa Development Cooperation, Ethiopia, Introducing..., News, Youth Empowerment

      In the summer of 1994, right after the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took event in Cairo, Egypt at which DSW participated; a new thinking had paved the path for a platform to an active campaign of SRHR issues in Ethiopia by DSW. Prior to its proactive engagement that eventually led to the opening …

New Faces at DSW – Tashrifa Silayi

Tashrifa Silayi Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Tashrifa Silayi, Advocacy Officer for DSW Kenya! Knowing that you were joining an SRHR advocacy organisation, what were your hopes? Before joining DSW, I was aware of their working with young people in …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Uganda!

Eoghan Walsh News, Uganda

DSW Uganda was established in 1999 and currently operates in 10 districts namely; Kampala, Wakiso, Masindi, Mukono, Mityana, Jinja, Kamuli, Kiryadongo, Busia and Tororo, though the Youth Truck has covered almost the whole country. In these districts, DSW works in partnership with the local Government administration and implements different projects at community level

New Faces at DSW – Evelyn Samba

Evelyn Samba Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Evelyn Samba, Country Director for DSW Kenya! Knowing that you were joining an SRHR advocacy organisation, what were your hopes? My hopes were that DSW would be a bold, trendsetter, fearless …

New Faces at DSW – Angela Bahr

Angela Baehr Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Angela Bähr, International Director for Projects and Programmes!   My name is Angela Bähr, I’m a public health and gender specialist and since one year I´m working now in DSW as …

New Faces at DSW – Andreas Huebers

Andreas Huebers Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Andreas Huebers! My name is Andreas Hübers and I joined DSW in May 2016 as head of Advocacy and head of Berlin Office. Before joining DSW I was working as Senior Policy …