DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Tanzania

Peter Owaga Development Cooperation, Introducing..., News, Tanzania, Youth Empowerment

DSW Tanzania is a DSW Country Office registered as a development and advocacy organisation. Our goal is to enable people to decide freely and responsibly about the number and spacing of their children. We believe that a person’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is both a fundamental human right and a crucial step towards eliminating global poverty. Our …

DSW Ethiopia – World Contraception Day commemorated in style at DSW’s Training Center

Esayas Meskel Uncategorised

This year’s World Contraception Day (WCD) spurred an enthusiastic occasion to commemorate its annual event in Ethiopia. At the national level, Semera, in Afar region was a host to the event. At a different venue, DSW and Bayer partnered to lead the occasion on October 5 2017. DSW/Bonita Youth Development Training Center was the venue at which WCD celebrated. A …

regulatory harmonization

Going Further Together – the case for European Union partnership with Africa on regulatory harmonization

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Uncategorised

Regulatory harmonization – a complex issue in the field of global health research and innovation. As part of our advocacy on increased investment by the EU in R&D, we have teamed up with our partners at PATH to see what the EU can do to support its African partners in improving the regulatory environment for health and drug development – …

Brainwaves and Washing Machines

Rena Föhr Uncategorised

A dozen of people forming a circle in a small room. They stare at each other, eyes beaming strangely. Then, slowly, they start moving their hips, shouting simultaneously: “Whooaashing machiiine”. Sounds creepy? It isn’t! Instead, it was the initial exercise of a very harmless and very productive workshop at DSW. And while the whooaashing machiiine exercise served to warm up …

YouthCan: Call for Applications to join the Youth Can! advocacy training programme in Kenya and Tanzania

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorised

DSW is pleased to announce a call for applications to join the Youth Can! training programme on advocacy for Family Planning and Reproductive Health. We are seeking applications from local youth-focused (with a special focus on youth-led) CSOs in Kenya and Tanzania by 15 October 2017. The capacity development workshops will take place between March and June 2018, following an …

MEPs PRNDs Survey

Press Release – MEPs support EU funding for disease research, reject Commission, Council threat of cuts

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

DSW MEP Survey: MEPs support EU funding for disease research, reject Commission, Council threat of cuts Brussels, September 7, 2017: In the results of a new survey released today, a two-thirds majority of the European Parliament believes that the EU is not spending enough money to fund research that is targeted at HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and other diseases …

Intervention improves nutritional status of women and children

Kenya: Intervention improves nutritional status of women and children

Collins Baswony Kenya, Success Stories

Moses Otieno* is a healthy two-year-old boy who does all the things a two-year-old boy should be doing: exploring, playing and being mischievous. But this was not always the case. In May 2017, Moses was suffering from acute severe malnutrition and could barely stand. His journey to recovery started following a visit by a community health volunteer, who visited his …

Family Planning: between catastrophe, catchpenny policies and consolidated commitments

Stephanie Wutzke HIV & AIDS, Imagine2030, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Family Planning and the Empowering of Youth on National and Transnational Grounds By reintroducing the Global Gag Rule, the Trump administration has laid down yet another benchmark on their path away from global solidarity and cooperation. The rule gags international NGOs inter alia over offering advice about legal abortion as a requirement in order to receive family planning funding from …


London Calling! Joining the fight for family planning funding

Renate Baehr Uncategorised

Hectic activity in County Hall, very close to the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster. People from all nations are gathered together in small groups, debating each other with great interest. I am at the “Family Planning 2020” (FP2020) family planning conference. International representatives from governments, organisations and the private sector are meeting to discuss the rights of girls and …