The Gates Annual Letter 2015 – 4 quick takeaways for global health

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

Each year, in early January the Gates Annual Letter is published. The letter, written by Bill and Melinda Gates, takes stock of the achievements of the global development community in the past year, as well as looking forward to challenges and opportunities ahead. The Gates Annual Letter also pinpoints what needs to be done if we are to reach ambitious …

Enter Curious! Our meeting with the Gates Foundation in Seattle

Shane O'Halloran Uncategorized

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 …

Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases or diseases of the poor and neglected?

Cecile Vernant Uncategorized

    Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases or diseases of the poor and neglected? Sleeping sickness, leprosy, dengue, parasitic worms, all these so-called neglected tropical diseases or “NTDs” are known to us. In addition, they are also widespread: they represent 10 per cent of the global burden of diseases and led to 35, 000 deaths per year, as French …

DSW Reading List – March 5th

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

  Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   As CSOs look towards the post-2015 framework, and where global health will fit in, Chatham House have published a paper on the possibility of establishing …