Learning more about Obstetric Fistula with Health Care worker, Deborah Eyiiga.

Jemima Jordan Advance, Empower, Female Empowerment, Global Health

Today (May 23) is the United Nations’ International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Although relatively unknown in the West, Obstetric Fistula is a hugely distressing condition that affects two to three million women and girls in Africa and Asia, with 50,000-100,000 women developing Obstetric Fistula each year. To mark the importance of this day, Right By Her have been speaking to Deborah Eyiiga, …

World Malaria Day – heralding a vaccine breakthrough

Eoghan Walsh Advance, Global Health

World Malaria Day on April 25 heralded some fantastic news – our partners at PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative announced that they, together with pharmaceutical company GSK, have been working on a malaria vaccine that has now been given regulatory approval by the European Medicines Agency. This is big news – malaria still kills millions of people around the world, and …

What Does Family Planning Mean To You?

Jemima Jordan Advance, Female Empowerment, Global Health, Youth

Family planning, to my understanding, is about how you see your life, not just how many kids you want to have, it’s about how you want your life to be and what goals you want to achieve. -Daniel Mboya, Group Leader, Tarumbeta Afrika In my understanding, family planning means having children according to your means and financial stability. It’s important …

DSW Ethiopia Participates at the 30th Anniversary of EPHA’s Conference

Esayas Meskel Advance

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA), DSW being one of the participants, it has made its presence visible engaging in a range of activities. The three-day annual event which took place on February 25 -27 2019 in Adama (Nazareth), 80 miles southeast of the capital, DSW exhibited its  various IE-SBCC materials and …

Securing family planning investments in Kenya through public policy advocacy

Collins Baswony Advance

Working with county governments in Kenya to develop Family Planning Costed Implementation Plans to secure domestic family planning funding In 2013, Kenya overhauled the country’s governance system, shifting from a centralized system of governance to a devolved one. One of the functions that was devolved to the new 47 county governments was health services, including family planning. The newly formed …

This is how we fight for the end of female genital mutilation

Mareike Döring Advance, Enhance

A presentation of our project working to end female genital mutilation in Tanzania First of all, the cultural practice that we’re talking about here is called genital mutilation. Out of respect for those affected, we will speak of circumcised girls and women. One former circumciser tells us about the procedure: “We used sharp objects such as a razor blade, scissors …

G-Finder 2018: Global aid to fight HIV & AIDS, Malaria surges to highest level in a decade

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Record increase in EU funding in 2017 to partnerships that support research to fight poverty-related and neglected diseases Download press release here According to new data in the annual G-Finder report published today, both the EU and the UK are slowly closing the gap on the US as the world’s largest supporters of research into HIV & AIDS, TB, malaria …

European Parliament to rest of EU: We need more European R&D funding to fight diseases of poverty

Eoghan Walsh Advance

In crucial committee vote on the future EU research programmeHorizon Europe, Members of the European Parliament call for more public fundingto address the burden of AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other neglectedtropical diseases. Brussels, December 12, 2018:In Strasbourg today, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to endorse an ambitious EU research agenda for the next decade. The vote today confirms last month’s …

Speeding Up Access to Healthcare: How Regulatory Harmonisation Can Save Lives and Improve Health in Africa—and how the EU Can Help

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Our partners at PATH work hard to make sure that thei innovations they are developing to fight diseases of poverty get into the hands of the people that need them most. In December 2018, PATH published a report on one of the issues that stops them doing this – different regulatory regimes. Here. Jenny Blair, Policy & Advocacy Officer, PATH, and Cécile …

EU Ministers endorse European research funding to fight poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases

Eoghan Walsh Advance

In agreeing their position on the EU’s future research programme for 2021-2027 this week, EU Council of Ministers support R&D funding for HIV & AIDS, TB, malaria and other diseases of poverty, but fail to push for an increase in health research funding. Brussels, November 26, 2018: EU research ministers, working under the current Austrian Presidency of the EU Council …

European Parliament demands EU increases support for fight against diseases of poverty

Eoghan Walsh Advance

In crucial committee vote on the future EU research programme Horizon Europe, Members of the European Parliament call for more public funding to address the burden of AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other neglected tropical diseases. Brussels, November 20, 2018: European Parliamentarians sitting in the European Parliament’s Research and Industry committee voted in Brussels today on their position on the EU’s …

The photo shows Shazline, a four-year-old Kenyan girl with braided hair, looking into the camera, wearing a bright pink jacket.

#RightByHer Photo Exhibition

Rena Foehr Advance

Every year we celebrate the International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development together with GIZ and amazing partners from all over the world. But this year, we had a premiere: our first international photo exhibition. The photo series Women of Kibera was developed by Brian Otieno in the context of our multi-partner campaign #RightByHer. Meet strong girls and women from age …

Fifteen years after the Maputo Protocol: Ground-breaking report provides pan-African review of women’s rights

Rena Foehr Advance

While significant improvements have taken place, the implementation of continental commitments to women’s rights still lags behind. Berlin, September 4, 2018: Today sees the release of the digital version of the State of African Women report. This ground-breaking report delivers a full pan-African review of the current status of women’s and girls’ rights in SRHR and their ratification and domestication …

Euromapping 2018

Euromapping 2018 report – Global funding for family planning at risk from US withdrawal

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Euromapping 2018 report highlights the need for other global donors – the European Union and EU Member States – to increase their contributions to protect health of women and girls around the world. Brussels, August 29, 2018: The latest Euromapping 2018 report on global funding for family planning (FP) and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) highlights the US …