State of the (E)Union 2015 – President Juncker’s Report Card

Cecile Vernant Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Support for Girls in Development

Naturally, and as expected, in his State of the Union speech today European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker focused heavily on the most pressing questions that the EU now faces –the humanitarian crisis taking place on its southern borders and how the EU can coherently deal with the migration and refugee situation. Outside of these big ticket items, how did President …

Be the Change! Instagram Contest Update

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

  We have our Photo of the Week! Congratulations goes out to Valeria Hekker for her amazing photo and description. A photo posted by Valeria Hekker (@hekkerphoto)   #bethechange2015 “Women have been changing and improving their role in society in a way that not only contributes but writes a whole new chapter in world history. This picture was taken this summer …

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 …

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 …

Financing Global Health R&D: “Investments in R&D one of the most effective ways to improve global health”

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

Financing global health R&D is but one of many issues in the global development agenda that the international community will debate in a series of major international events this year. In September in New York, international leaders will agree to the agenda that will follow the Millennium Development Goals. In December, the world will descend on Paris to try to …

World Population Day 2015: taking stock of the MDGs (part 1)

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

Each year in July when World Population Day comes around, we at DSW like to take stock of the situation of the people living in some the world’s poorest countries. In particular, we want to see how the young men and women that we work with on a day-to-day basis in East Africa – supported them to be empowered and …

The G7 in Germany – a Summit of mixed results

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Update – a blog by our good friend in Brussels Fraser Goodwin, of Save the Children, has an excellent and more forensic dissection of the results. Read it here. Tuesday saw the end of the G7 Summit in Germany. While we at DSW were delighted to see so many of our issues highlighted during the course of the gathering, the …

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – A vaccine will be transformative!

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

Adding a safe, effective and accessible vaccine to the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment arsenal will make a world of difference to the millions of men, women and children whose lives remain at risk from this disease. On 18 May, we commemorate HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and reiterate US President Bill Clinton’s historic declaration that: Only a truly effective, preventive HIV …

Guest post: 7 Global Health takeaways on the post-2015 negotiations

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

This is a guest post by our partners at the Global Health Technology Coalition (GHTC), written by Marissa Chimola. For more information on the GHTC, visit their website. The article was originally published here. Trying to navigate and understand the post-2015 negotiations can be a challenge, so to help add some clarity, last week the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) …

Debating Global Health at the European Parliament – focus on the poor!

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

On Monday I was invited to present at the European Parliament Development committee for an exchange of views on global health. As you may be aware, April is the month dedicated to health as part of the European Year for Development 2015. It was therefore a great initiative from the European Parliament to organise a debate to look at all …

World Malaria Day 2015 – making a breakthrough with research and innovation

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

World Malaria Day 2015 is an opportune moment to take stock of the global fight against malaria. It also provides an opportunity to look forward at how we can work together finally beat the disease. For malaria, as much as for any other disease of poverty, finding new and ever-more effective treatments for people living with the disease, as well …

Let’s Save Lives celebrated World TB Day at the European Parliament – a busy week!

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

To celebrate World TB Day, and to mark the end of the “Let’s Save Lives” campaign DSW and partners got together for a Twitter chat on how research & development and innovation can support the fight against diseases of poverty and improve global health. Join the conversation on Wednesday March 25th.

Focused, financed, followed: the recipe for goals delivering zero malaria deaths by 2030

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

The “Let’s Save Lives” campaign – run by DSW and supported by 17 international NGOs and a host of European politicians – is coming to a close, we are inviting some partners to talk about what they really want to see in the fight against HIV & AIDS, TB and malaria. Today, Tamira Gunzburg of ONE’s Brussels office, writes about …

Defeating neglected tropical diseases – how close are we to beating NTDs?

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases affect more than one billion people around the world. AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as Dengue fever and Chagas disease are responsible for the deaths of over 6 million people every year. These diseases are closely linked to chronic and extreme poverty, and disproportionately affect people living in some of …

Two hearts in one chest – a plea to broaden Education for Sustainable Development

Lisa Goerlitz Development Cooperation, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

In the light of Valentine ’s Day, and for the sake of an intriguing title, this first blog post I am writing as advocacy officer at DSW will be about the ’two hearts’ in my (work life-) chest, aka political education and political communication. For the past six years, I have been equally passionate about both, working as a freelance …