It’s Time to Take Action!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Uncategorised, Youth Empowerment

For over twenty-five years, DSW has advocated on the right of women everywhere, especially those living in countries of poverty, for complete access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, information, and supplies. We remain fully convinced that empowering young women – by reducing gender inequalities, by listening to their needs, and by including their voices in development …

Every two minutes a child dies from Malaria

Shane O'Halloran Malaria, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

How long will it take you to read this article? It’s a frightening thought that by the time you finish reading this even more children across the world will have died due to this virus. Malaria is so prevalent, that every day, around 590,000 people become infected, with at least 1,200 dying as a result. That’s over 438,000 victims per …

FP2020: Securing a better future for women and girls!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Global Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

According to the latest Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) progress report ‘Commitment to Action 2014-2015’, more women and girls than ever before are now voluntarily using modern contraceptives to delay or even avoid a pregnancy in the world’s poorest countries. Measured since the landmark 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, the report details achievements in the global family planning movement. In …

EDCTP and the UK: A Little Known Success Story

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

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community. To mark the launch of the #LetsSaveLives campaign – pushing for increased investment for global health R&D to fight diseases of poverty – today we are delighted to host a guest piece from Laura Boughey, Health Advocacy Co-ordinator at RESULTS UK, originally published here. She …

Working with women and youth for a better future in East Africa

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Population Dynamics, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW’s Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa (Fit for Life) project is an excellent example of how an integrated approach can be adopted to address the needs of vulnerable populations. This EU funded three-year programme (2011 to 2014), worked to improve the health and livelihoods of those excluded from the formal labour market, especially women and youth. By …

Product Development Partnerships: The cutting edge of Global Health innovation

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

Global Health Series: Support for global health is at the core of DSW’s advocacy work. One of the four focus areas for the organisation is to have global health policies and financing include and support SRHR. We recognise at DSW recognises the urgent need to improve the global health situation, and we continue to advocate for health improvements in low- and …

Enter Curious! Our meeting with the Gates Foundation in Seattle

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

Last week, my colleagues and I attended a series of high profile meetings in Seattle at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The meeting was part of a key partner summit meeting that the Foundation organises each year. Seven of us from DSW went to the summit, each of us representing a key area of focus in DSW. My …

EDCTP – European and African countries advancing health technology for poverty-related diseases

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

As you may have gathered by previous posts, DSW was proud to be a partner and participant at the 7th EDCTP Forum in Berlin at the beginning of July. As well as presenting our experiences as a partner with EDCTP – more information which you find here – we were also delighted to host a special session outside of the main …

Euroresources.org | New Resource for CSO Funding

Andrew Pavao Development Cooperation, Introducing..., Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories

“What kinds of grants are available from European donors?” “How can help make our proposals competitive?” “Where can we learn more?”… In most of the resource mobilisation trainings I have facilitated, these are among the most common questions I have been asked.   Thousands of organisations around the world want to do great work with their programmes, but as non-profits their search …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Bernard, DSW Uganda

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day. To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the …