Renate Baehr: My address to the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York

Renate Baehr Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics

The 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development is currently underway in New York (April 7th to 11th). The aim of the session is the assessment of the status of the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action that resulted from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. Participating in the German delegation as the …

What Ivan Kintu had to say about the World Health Day Theme

Julie Najjunju Development Cooperation

Diseases such as Malaria, Dengue,Leishmaniasis and Yellow Fever are preventable, yet they have the biggest impact on some of the world’s poorest people (WHO). One sixth of the illness and disability suffered worldwide is due to vector-borne diseases, with more than half the world’s population currently estimated to be at risk of these diseases; WHO report 2013. The poorest segments …

World Health Day 2014 – time to accelerate Global Health Research and Development

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  Preventing and controlling vector-borne diseases (diseases spread by organisms, such as insects) is one of the key global health challenges facing the international community today. Due to the devastating effects these diseases have on the world’s poorest countries, DSW welcomes the move to prioritise this theme as part of this year’s World Health Day on April 7th.   Diseases …

DSW’s Fit4Life project – presenting the achievements at the European Commission

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  Our Brussels office was proud to host this week a colleague from our country office in Nairobi to brief Members of the European Parliament and officials at the European Commission on the achievements to date of DSW’s Fit4Life project.   While in Brussels, Kennedy Chande, International Programme Coordinator at DSW’s Kenya office, gave a presentation at the European Commission’s …

DSW at CSW

Katrin Erlingsen Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

From March 10th to 21st, DSW participated in this year’s session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as part of the German government delegation. This year, the CSW focused on the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls and how to integrate the lessons learned into the next …

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress

Eoghan Walsh Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

As an organisation that is heavily involved in the fight to eradicate poverty-related and neglected diseases, we are proud  to share with you information on a high-level event in Paris this afternoon! The event “Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress” is expected to be one of the most important international meeting on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since …

DSW Reading List – April 2nd

Eoghan Walsh Reading List

  Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   Devex’s series on women and girls – #SheBuilds – came to an end last week, and we were delighted to participate. Check out the article …

#SheBuilds Futures: Securing her rights, securing her futures

Eoghan Walsh HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  This opinion piece by DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr originally appeared online as part of Devex‘s #SheBuilds campaign. You can access it on their site here.   In two decades working with DSW — Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung — I have witnessed significant progress made in advancing the cause of young women and girls. The ability of young women and girls to …

EDCTP: A great initiative hidden behind an unpronounceable acronym

Eoghan Walsh HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

I came across EDCTP when I started working on DSW’s EU based project on Research and Development (R&D) for poverty-neglected and neglected infectious diseases (PRNDs). I tried to guess for a second what this EU acronym would stand for, but I swiftly decided to look it up on the internet. I discovered an innovative EU initiative to improve the health …

Patients’ Needs Driving Innovation in Global Health

Andreia Oliveira Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

On March 10th, DSW co-organized in Brussels a debate on Patients’ Needs Driving Innovation in Global Health, together with PATH, EPHA, European Public Health Alliance, and EPFIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. The event was moderated by Deborah Cohen, from the British Medical Journal, and was well attended with about 40 participants.   The aim was to …