Are the SDGs boring? A guest post from Dance4Life

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

The Youth Meet-up in Brussels was organised by DSW, Dance4life and CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality on September 26-27 2018. On the second day, the workshop was hosted by members of the European Parliament, policy advisors, and with assistance from political groups in Brussels. Ten youth representatives from Nepal, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Netherlands and Georgia participated in the …

LeaveALegacy statue

[insert name here]: #LeaveALegacy campaign unveils statue encouraging EU to invest in R&D to fight against diseases of poverty

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases

Brussels’ newest monument, an appeal to EU decision makers to take the fight against diseases of poverty to the next level in the next EU budget – by investing in R&D that can defeat HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Brussels, May 30, 2018: One week out from the European Commission’s announcement of its plans for global health research as …

european week of action for girls 2016

European Week of Action for Girls 2016 – come join the party!

Eoghan Walsh Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW is a proud partner of the European Week of Action for Girls (#eugirlsweek), an annual week-long event taking place in Brussels which aims to raise awareness of and advocate for girls’ rights and empowerment to be at the heart of the EU’s external action. Now in its sixth year, the European Week of Action for Girls is organised by a coalition of …

International Youth Day 2015 – Girls, girls girls!

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

International Youth Day 2015 has as its theme youth civic engagement. As the UN rightly recognizes, involving young people in the decisions taken by governments and politicians is vital if national and international commitments are to be met and we are able to achieve sustainable human development. However, most of the time the opportunities for young people to engage politically, …

Two hearts in one chest – a plea to broaden Education for Sustainable Development

Lisa Goerlitz Development Cooperation, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

In the light of Valentine ’s Day, and for the sake of an intriguing title, this first blog post I am writing as advocacy officer at DSW will be about the ’two hearts’ in my (work life-) chest, aka political education and political communication. For the past six years, I have been equally passionate about both, working as a freelance …

Save the Date: DSW celebrates World TB Day in the European Parliament

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

On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) on 24 March 2015, join Theresa Griffin MEP and DSW at an evening cocktail reception to mark the closing of the “Let’s Save Lives” campaign – a five-month campaign calling for the EU to increase political support for global health research and development targeted at diseases such as TB, malaria and HIV & …

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

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Support for Girls in Development

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 …

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

Cecile Vernant Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

    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’s Fit4Life project – presenting the achievements at the European Commission

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

  Our Brussels office was proud to host this week a colleague from our country office in Nairobi to brief Members of the European Parliament and officials at the European Commission on the achievements to date of DSW’s Fit4Life project.   While in Brussels, Kennedy Chande, International Programme Coordinator at DSW’s Kenya office, gave a presentation at the European Commission’s …

EDCTP: A great initiative hidden behind an unpronounceable acronym

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

I came across EDCTP when I started working on DSW’s EU based project on Research and Development (R&D) for poverty-neglected and neglected infectious diseases (PRNDs). I tried to guess for a second what this EU acronym would stand for, but I swiftly decided to look it up on the internet. I discovered an innovative EU initiative to improve the health …

Introducing… Eoghan Walsh, DSW Brussels

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Introducing...

  To celebrate the launch of our new blog, we are launching a new series to introduce the people that really make DSW the organisation it is. It is our excellent colleagues across DSW that allow it to be such an effective organisation and such a great place to work! This week, we introduce Eoghan Walsh, Communications Officer with DSW in …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Anna, DSW Brussels

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

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 importance …

#IWD2014: Celebrating Women Working in Development – Anne, DSW Brussels

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 …