IPCI – 6th Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD

Frauke Wiprich Development Cooperation, Global Health, Population Dynamics

I had the great opportunity to participate at the 6th IPCI that took place in Sweden’s beautiful capital Stockholm from Wednesday, April 23rd to Friday, April 25th. It was an amazing experience to meet with and listen to many interesting people from all over the world. I was particularly impressed by the courageous work of female MPs from countries with …

DSW at the PDP Forum in Seattle

Cecile Vernant Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  My colleague from Berlin, Katharina and I spent four days last week in lovely Seattle for the Product Development Forum, organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). It was an intense and packed event with 500 of the most knowledgeable people around the world in the field of Global Health R&D.   The event was a great …

World Malaria Day 2014 – The time for accelerating investment is now

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

  Marking World Malaria Day today, Caroline Kent, Director of Partnerships and Communications at DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung), reflects on what needs to be done to eradicate malaria once and for all.   Today we celebrate World Malaria Day. It is a day to reflect upon the impact the disease continues to have on sufferers, and for looking forward to …

Improving access to immunisation: how the GAVI Alliance can make a difference

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  Eight non-governmental organisations, members of the European Immunisation and Vaccines Advocacy Coalition (EIVAC), came together on World Immunisation Week (WIW) 2014 to share their views on access to immunisation and the upcoming GAVI pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels.   The outcome is a position paper entitled “Improving access to immunisation: how the GAVI Alliance can make a difference. The paper – endorsed …

How are you celebrating World Malaria Day this Friday?

Eoghan Walsh Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  This week – Friday April 25th – we celebrate World Malaria Day. On this day, we reflect on the effect of this terrible disease on the lives of millions of people around the world. The impact the disease has on people living in low- and middle-income countries is huge. Each year 600,000 people die from what is a preventable and …

DSW’s Reading List – 23rd April

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Reading List, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  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!   Arthur Neslen of EurActiv has an insightful piece on threats to EU support for family planning and maternal health by religious conservatives. Read more here

Dispatch from Uganda – Youth clubs and youth work

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development

The work done by our country offices in East Africa is fundamental to the success of DSW. Without it we would not be the organization we are today. Through this blog we will periodically bring you success stories and interesting dispatches from the work being done with youth groups and other partners.   DSW changing lives through supporting Income generating …

DSW Reading list – April 16th

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation

  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! The 47th meeting of the Commission on Population and Development has just finished up in New York. A crucial step along the way towards mainstreaming SRHR …

“Fit for Life” Success Stories shared at the EU Headquarters and in Berlin

Kennedy Chande HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  Kennedy, the Coordinator of the Fit for Life (FFL) Action, visited the EU headquarters in Brussels between the 31st and 2nd of April and Berlin on the 3rd of April to present successes and lessons learnt from the FFL project. It was two great occasions presenting the 3 year achievements at the EU Infopoint in Brussels and at the German Bundestag which …

Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases or diseases of the poor and neglected?

Cecile Vernant Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

    Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases or diseases of the poor and neglected? Sleeping sickness, leprosy, dengue, parasitic worms, all these so-called neglected tropical diseases or “NTDs” are known to us. In addition, they are also widespread: they represent 10 per cent of the global burden of diseases and led to 35, 000 deaths per year, as French …