German Members of Parliament (MPs) visit DSW ‘s Youth Center

Diana Shuma Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW Tanzania has been promoting availability of Youth Friendly Services (YFS) since it was established in Tanzania. Through capacity building for services providers, mentoring and availing health centers with youth corner DSW has contributed to increase access and utilization of Family Planning(FP) and  Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH)  services, information and education among youth in the targeted districts. To learn and …

DSW Tanzania – Celebrating family planning achievements in FP!

Diana Shuma Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

‘Family Planning is a priority to all humans who understand development…to have a manageable family is the root of development at family level,’ those were the opening remarks from DW Board member, Advocate Duncan Oola, during the Euro Leverage Project Dissemination meeting. The meeting was organized to disseminate project results, share experiences and explore opportunities for further engagement with stakeholders. …

WCD Reflections – know your choices

Howard Akimala Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

During the recent World Contraception Day celebrations on September 26, DSW took time out to talk to some youth in Mombasa on what the day meant to them. While there is no universal understanding of how the day came about, many of them recognise the increasing role they have to play in ensuring a sustainable population. Juma Hassan (not his …

World Contraception Day 2015 – 5 facts you probably didn’t know about SEX

Eoghan Walsh Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

World Contraception Day 2015 is just around the corner – tomorrow – so we thought it was high time that we educated our readers on sex. but, we figured, you know all about why and when to use condoms and other types of contraception. So instead we thought we would bring you some little-known facts about all things sex and contraception!

Launch of DSW’s Annual Report 2014/15!

Renate Baehr Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

I am delighted to announce that today sees the launch of DSW’s Annual Report for the period 2014/15.  For close to 25 years now, we have been striving continuously for a better world where girls are treated equally, where women have access to modern contraceptives and can decide freely when and how many children they want to have, an end …

€2.9M boost for improving maternal and child healthcare in Mombasa County – Kenya

Howard Akimala Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

KENYA: The European Union in conjunction with Mombasa County Government today launched a Ksh. 335million (2.94 Million Euros) three year integrated healthcare programme that will benefit over 47,000 women, children and men from informal settlements of Bangladesh, Maweni, Moroto and Machafukoni. The initiative will be jointly implemented by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW), Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA) and the …

Be the Change! Announcing DSW’s Instagram Contest

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

To celebrate the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in September, DSW is launching an Instagram photo competition from August 19th to September 23rd. Under the #BeTheChange2015 banner, we want to invite you to share with us photo stories of positive impacts that have moved you over recent years and that continue to amaze you. These could be photos that …

Funding Family Planning in East Africa in 2014: A Review

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Funding Family Planning – DSW launches new budget studies for East Africa Since 2010, DSW and its Euroleverage partners have conducted policy and budget analyses to help improve budget allocation, policy implementation, and funding family planning (FP) services, by holding governments accountable for their policy decisions.  Findings and information generated  from  focus  group  discussions,  health  facility  assessments, and policy  and budget  analyses,  assist  …

WPD 2015: Kenya Joins rest of the World in Marking Population Day

Howard Akimala Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Kenya joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Population Day on 11th July. This year’s celebrations were held in Narok County with calls on the 47 counties to develop policies aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of vulnerable sections of the community in times of emergencies. The event was attended by hundreds of locals who took part in a …

Ugandan President Museveni advocates for smaller families

Mona Herbert Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics

President Yoweri Museveni has advised Uganda to rid its self of high fertility and corruption, if the country is to register meaningful and sustained growth. In his official remarks while launching the new National Development Plan, the president emphasized the need for Uganda citizens to adopt the idea of smaller families. The Presidents statement which is line with similar statements …

DSW, development issues, and Jeffrey Sachs at the CPD!

Irina Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

It’s definitely not every day, that you get to see a world-renowned economics professor and “saviour” of Bolivia and Poland up close and personal – okay, the latter may be a bit of a stretch and, to be honest, it is from the subtitle of a Vanity Fair portrait. Still, Jeffrey Sachs is somewhat of a pop star of development, …

Kenya Gazettes FP services as part of National Health Insurance cover

Howard Akimala HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Family planning players in Kenya heaved a sigh of relief as the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) finally included provision of Family Planning (FP) services under its cover. For a long time, the national health insurer as well as private health insurance firms have regarded FP as being a non-core service to end users. This is set to change starting …

Ugandan National Advocacy Strategy – launch in Kampala

Julie Najjunju Development Cooperation, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

The Population Secretariat, through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, launched the Ugandan National Advocacy Strategy at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala on Friday, February 27th.  DSW as a key stakeholder and strategic advocacy partner was invited to attend this ceremony.

IWD 2015: Kenya’s First Lady Rallies Thousands to Run for Maternal and Child Health on International Women’s Day

Howard Akimala Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health

NAIROBI: The Kenyan First Lady Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta led more than 15,000 runners in the “Beyond Zero” half marathon run to raise funds for maternal and child health on International Women’s Day. Despite its commitment to maternal health care, Kenya still has a high maternal mortality rate of 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. The country had committed to …