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 …

German MPs debate sexual violence in conflict situations

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

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 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 …