DSW’s Women Deliver Daily Diary – Day 2: babies, babies babies

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

This is the second in a series of blog posts, following DSW’s participation at the fourth Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen. Read the first entry here. Women Deliver day 2 – where you look up from your computer and see ex-Australian PM Julia Gillard sauntering past. In today’s – the second – daily diary from Women Deliver, we talk sex, babies, …

DSW’s Women Deliver Daily Diary – Day 1: “Sisters are doin’ it for themselves”

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

The sound of “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” (more on the Eurythmics below) subsided as over 5,000 people from all over the world shuffled into the main plenary hall at Copenhagen’s Bella Center. Women Deliver President Jill Sheffield took the stage, welcomed the crowd and introduced the first speaker. The fourth Women Deliver conference was underway. DSW at Women Deliver – …

Celebrating World Health Day in Uganda

Esther Namirimu Youth Empowerment

On 29th April 2016, Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Health Day 2016 at a national function held at Banda Parish grounds in Mityana district of central Uganda. DSW was proud to be there to celebrate the day, which focused on the theme, “Beat diabetes: scale up diabetes prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance,” was presided over by the Minister …

WIW 2016 – Aeras: partnering to advance the best TB vaccine science

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

For the final article of our coverage of World Immunisation Week and the future of vaccines, Ann M. Ginsberg, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer at Aeras – a nonprofit biotechnology organisation developing new, effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines that are affordable and accessible to all who need them – give us an insight into the opportunities and challenges facing organisations involved in vaccine research. For the …

WIW 2016: Sabin Vaccine Institute – Vaccines for NTDs are a global health priority

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

As we continue our coverage of World Immunisation Week, we give the floor to Alice Carter, who works with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, an organisation involved in NTDs research. Read the other articles here! The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization, made up of scientists, researchers and advocates dedicated to reducing needless human suffering from vaccine preventable …

WIW 2016 – TBVI: “TB research severely underfunded”

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Our coverage of World Immunisation Week continues, with an interview with Rene Coppens of TBVI, a Europe-based organisation working to advance the development of the next generation of TB vaccines. For more information on the series click here! DSW: Can you tell our readers a little about TBVI? What is the organisation’s goal? Rene Coppens: The TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI) …

WIW 2016: ISGlobal – developing the next generation of vaccines

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

As we continue our coverage of World Immunisation Week, and survey the field for the next generation of vaccines, Quique Bassat of ISGlobal talks about the work that they do at their Barcelona-based organisation on disease and vaccine research. For more information on the series click here! Introducing the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) The Barcelona Institute for Global Health …

World Immunisation Week 2016: where are the game-changing vaccines?

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Each year, World Immunisation Week places the spotlight on the achievements made in recent decades in rolling out life-saving vaccines to the people that need them the most, saving millions of lives in the process. Innovation in vaccines has brought us seismic changes in public health in the last 50 years. Smallpox was eradicated, we are on the verge of …

World Malaria Day 2016 – 590,000 new infections every day

adam Youth Empowerment

Brussels, April 25: Significant progress has been made in bringing malaria under control, but we can only defeat the disease with a game-changing vaccine. World Malaria Day, on April 25, is an important moment to recognise the progress that has been made since 2000, and chart a way forward in how we can harness global health innovation to make malaria …

The Dapivirine Ring: “A testament to what partnerships can achieve” in women’s health

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

DSW is a strong advocate of the need for innovation to respond to the health challenges facing the young men and women that we work with in eastern Africa. To acknowledge the achievements made in women’s health, we wanted to give the floor to those who are working at the forefront of innovation in health, we spoke to Zeda F. …

DSW Ethiopia – Empowering Women and Girls

Esayas Meskel Youth Empowerment

By Feyera Assefa (DSW Ethiopia, Country Director) When the First World Conference on Women was organized by the United Nations in mid 1970s in Mexico, gender studies had for the first time scholarly embraced ‘women and development issue’ both as a theoretical and practical approach to development. It took the past four decades for ‘gender and development’ to become a …

World TB Day 2016 – it is time that the TB vaccine goes the way of the cassette tape and the floppy disk

adam Youth Empowerment

Brussels, March 23: If the world is serious about defeating TB by 2030, we need to invest heavily in global health innovation to produce a game-changing vaccine Ahead of World Tuberculosis Day, as the world unites to end TB, DSW is calling for serious political and financial commitment to global health innovation to replace an out of date and ineffective …

5 technologies that are obsolete…and 1 that should be. Or, why the TB vaccine needs to go the way of the cassette tape

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  The 20th century was witness to revolutionary inventions and public health advances. We conquered polio and smallpox. We invented the internet, mastered organ transplant and empowered millions of people around the world to leave extreme poverty behind. Many of the technological marvels of the last 100 years have now been made obsolete by better and more efficient technology. Take …