Gavi Replenishment 2015 – 5 key results from Berlin

Katharina Wertenbruch Youth Empowerment

This article, by DSW’s International Director for Partnership and Communication, was originally published at Devex for the Gavi Replenishment 2015 meeting in Berlin. You can read the original article on their website here. The great and the good of the international development scene descended on Berlin this week for the Gavi replenishment 2015 conference. This two-day meeting was important for …

Gavi Replenishment 2015: Healthy children with a healthy future – a better world is within our grasp

Renate Baehr Youth Empowerment

This is a year of opportunity. Not only will 2015 see the birth of a new development framework to ensure global sustainability, it will also be the year when the world’s nations help secure a better future for millions of children living in poverty.

“We want to reach every child” – the GAVI Alliance’s CEO on the importance of financing for childhood vaccination

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community – here GAVI’s CEO Seth Berkley talks about the potential of vaccines to save the lives of children around the world. Today more and more children across the world grow up healthier and without the threat of numerous potentially fatal diseases thanks to vaccines. Yet we …

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

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

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 …

German MPs debate sexual violence in conflict situations

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

On Thursday this week, members of DSW’s all-parliamentary party group (APPG) of the Bundestag came together in Berlin to talk about the dreadful impact of “sexual violence in conflicts”. The high number of participants – in particular of MPs from the Green party – demonstrated the importance placed on the issue, and the concern of MPs around it. Karin Nordmeyer, chair of the …

Why you need to be in Berlin next week if you work on Global Health

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

The first six months of 2014 have been busy for the global health community, particularly at the EU level. Throughout the spring, the different players in Brussels and The Hague put the final touches to the next phase of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, better known as the EDCTP. This work culminates next week at the seventh …