Portrait of Renate Bähr

Enthusiasm and Sustainability: Renate Bähr shares thoughts on DSW’s success

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Uncategorised

Today we released our Annual Report for 2017. The numbers speak for themselves: in 2017 alone, we ran 39 projects and reached over 35,000 young people. Through DSW’s training centres, they received SRHR information, services, and supplies. But what is behind these numbers? How is the current situation in our project countries? What challenges did DSW face, whose lives did …

Mombasa County Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan Launch PHOTO/DSW

Kenya: Launch of costed implementation plans promise residents of Mombasa, Nandi better family planning services  

Collins Baswony Kenya, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

  Two DSW partner counties in Kenya launched their family planning costed implementation plans while commemorating World Population Day 2018. The County Governments of Mombasa and Nandi launched their five year family planning costed implementation plans, articulating their family planning priorities, as well as the required budgetary needs.

Big, colourful, international: celebrating the launch of Action 4 Health Uganda

Rena Föhr Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Uganda, Uncategorised, Youth Empowerment

IN COOPERATION WITH BERNARD TUSIIME / ACTION 4 HEALTH UGANDA Action 4 Health Uganda (A4HU) is a new youth empowerment organisation dedicated to mainstream young people’s engagement in socio-economic development and promoting sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It was registered as an entity to take over the operations of DSW Uganda, and remains affiliated to DSW in Germany. This …

Lack of information and unsafe abortions: how the global gag rule affects girls and women in Kenya

Evelyn Samba Development Cooperation, Kenya, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

Right after assuming the office in January 2017, the Trump administration reinstated the so-called Global Gag Rule. Also known as Mexico City Policy, it blocks US funding for international NGOs which offer information or services regarding abortion, or who simply stand by a woman’s right to choose. The effects of the Global Gag Rule are increasingly being felt in DSW’s project …

How can we achieve universal access to SRHR? Three key lessons from the new Guttmacher-Lancet report

Rena Föhr Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Uncategorised

Almost everyone in the world will lack access to sexual and reproductive health services at some point in their life. This is one of the most alarming findings of a ground-breaking new report on SRHR recently published by the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission. But there’s good news too: fixing this situation would be affordable, and have a positive impact not only on health, …

DSW reaction to EU MFF budget proposal – “Disappointingly short of expectations”

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorised

Reaction to the European Commission’s proposal for the EU’s multi-annual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 – from global development NGO Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW) On Research and Horizon Europe: “We had hoped that the EU would show more ambition when it came to Europe’s research agenda. Expanding the EU research budget from €80 to €97.9 billion means there’s no guarantee that …

Kenya: Investment for family planning improving, more needed to meet commitments

Collins Baswony Kenya, News, Uncategorised

Kenya is making progress towards ensuring access to family planning services, an analysis by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) has shown. The budget analysis conducted by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) examined the national budget and the budgets of 11 counties. The county budget information analysed include those of Bungoma, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Nandi, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Meru, Nairobi, …

New Faces at DSW – Tashrifa Silayi

Tashrifa Silayi Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Tashrifa Silayi, Advocacy Officer for DSW Kenya! Knowing that you were joining an SRHR advocacy organisation, what were your hopes? Before joining DSW, I was aware of their working with young people in …

New Faces at DSW – Evelyn Samba

Evelyn Samba Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Evelyn Samba, Country Director for DSW Kenya! Knowing that you were joining an SRHR advocacy organisation, what were your hopes? My hopes were that DSW would be a bold, trendsetter, fearless …

New Faces at DSW – Angela Bahr

Angela Baehr Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Angela Bähr, International Director for Projects and Programmes!   My name is Angela Bähr, I’m a public health and gender specialist and since one year I´m working now in DSW as …

New Faces at DSW – Andreas Huebers

Andreas Huebers Uncategorised

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Andreas Huebers! My name is Andreas Hübers and I joined DSW in May 2016 as head of Advocacy and head of Berlin Office. Before joining DSW I was working as Senior Policy …

DSW Ethiopia – World Contraception Day commemorated in style at DSW’s Training Center

Esayas Meskel Uncategorised

This year’s World Contraception Day (WCD) spurred an enthusiastic occasion to commemorate its annual event in Ethiopia. At the national level, Semera, in Afar region was a host to the event. At a different venue, DSW and Bayer partnered to lead the occasion on October 5 2017. DSW/Bonita Youth Development Training Center was the venue at which WCD celebrated. A …

regulatory harmonization

Going Further Together – the case for European Union partnership with Africa on regulatory harmonization

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Uncategorised

Regulatory harmonization – a complex issue in the field of global health research and innovation. As part of our advocacy on increased investment by the EU in R&D, we have teamed up with our partners at PATH to see what the EU can do to support its African partners in improving the regulatory environment for health and drug development – …

Brainwaves and Washing Machines

Rena Föhr Uncategorised

A dozen of people forming a circle in a small room. They stare at each other, eyes beaming strangely. Then, slowly, they start moving their hips, shouting simultaneously: “Whooaashing machiiine”. Sounds creepy? It isn’t! Instead, it was the initial exercise of a very harmless and very productive workshop at DSW. And while the whooaashing machiiine exercise served to warm up …

YouthCan: Call for Applications to join the Youth Can! advocacy training programme in Kenya and Tanzania

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorised

DSW is pleased to announce a call for applications to join the Youth Can! training programme on advocacy for Family Planning and Reproductive Health. We are seeking applications from local youth-focused (with a special focus on youth-led) CSOs in Kenya and Tanzania by 15 October 2017. The capacity development workshops will take place between March and June 2018, following an …