DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Uganda!

Eoghan Walsh News, Uganda

DSW Uganda was established in 1999 and currently operates in 10 districts namely; Kampala, Wakiso, Masindi, Mukono, Mityana, Jinja, Kamuli, Kiryadongo, Busia and Tororo, though the Youth Truck has covered almost the whole country. In these districts, DSW works in partnership with the local Government administration and implements different projects at community level

A More Gender Inclusive World? Ja, Danke!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, DSW is standing behind women and girls world-wide as we call on government leaders and political decision-makers to recognise and correct the staggering levels of discrimination and inequality facing half of the world’s population.

A look at…DSW Uganda!

Shane O'Halloran News, Uganda

DSW Uganda was established in 1999 and currently operates in 10 districts namely; Kampala, Wakiso, Masindi, Mukono, Mityana, Jinja, Kamuli, Kiryadongo, Busia and Tororo, though the Youth Truck has covered almost the whole country. In these districts, DSW works in partnership with the local Government administration and implements different projects at community level

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 …

Discussing EU development policy with ACP-EU Members of Parliament

Andreia Oliveira Development Cooperation, Global Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

The 28th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly was the first opportunity to engage with new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, after the elections in last May. As part of the Steering Committee of the CONCORD Cotonou Working Group, I actively helped putting together a lunch debate and participated as a panellist …

Health Workers in Many Kenyan Clinics Brave Community Health Care Alone

Howard Akimala Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Kenya, with only 11.8 health workers per 10,000 people (more than 40% below WHO’s recommendation of 22.8 per 10,000), is one of 57 countries — including 36 in Sub-Saharan Africa — with a critical shortage of health workers. Many local health facilities have only one health worker, often a nurse, to provide all patient care. This puts a heavy strain …

DSW launches UNFPA SWOP Report in Germany – The power of 1.8 billion!

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

DSW Launches UNFPA SWOP Report Today, Nov. 18th, DSW published the German version of UNFPA’s State of the World Population (SWOP) Report in Berlin. The theme of this year’s SWOP Report is the potential transformative power of the 1.8 billion young people alive today. As this incredible generation has the power to shape our world, their needs must not be …

DSW’s Annual Report 2013-2014: Empowering People for a Healthy Future

Renate Baehr Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Over the past twenty years, DSW has been striving for a world where girls are treated equally, where women have access to modern contraceptives and can decide freely when and how many children they want to have, an end to poverty-related diseases, and a world where young people everywhere can achieve their full potential. This latest edition of DSW’s Annual …

2015 – A Big Year for Development Policy in Europe!

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

  In April of 2014, an important decision was taken in Brussels with important implications for the EU’s role in development cooperation. If you are a keen follower of all things European Union, I am sure you know. For those who are not – i.e. almost the whole of the rest of the world – in April this year European …

World Health Assembly 2014 – post 2015, Newborn health, Global Health and more!

Cecile Vernant Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

                Two weeks ago, I attended the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva for the first time. It was an experience not only in trying to find my way in the UN Palais des Nations or a seat in the limited space for CSOs but for the rich discussions on the post-2015 agenda and …

Celebrating International Nurses Week in Tanzania

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

In Tanzania, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare joined the world to commemorate the International Nurses week (May 9th-12th, 2014) to honour the dedicated services provided by the nursing community. At national level the celebration was conducted in the Arusha region and the climax day was graced by His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete at Amri Abeid Stadium Arusha. During the …

DSW launches family planning policy and budget analysis reports in East Africa

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation

  Inadequate resources contribute to poor family planning indicators (FP). DSW, as part of our ‘Euroleverage’ programme, seeks to address the unmet need for FP services in East Africa through increased funding by seeking to ensure that international, national and sub-national budgets for family planning are enhanced in line with long-standing internationally agreed commitments.   In order to bolster these …

DSW Reading List – 7th May

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, Reading List

  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!   – Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday (11th May), the WHO has released a new factsheet on the global situation of maternal mortality. Read more …

European civil society calls on Open Working Group to support SRHR

Katrin Erlingsen Development Cooperation, Global Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  DSW together with over 87 European NGOs across 42 European countries joined forces last week to call upon their governments and other like-minded states to express strong support for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at the upcoming 11th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How are you celebrating World Malaria Day this Friday?

Eoghan Walsh Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  This week – Friday April 25th – we celebrate World Malaria Day. On this day, we reflect on the effect of this terrible disease on the lives of millions of people around the world. The impact the disease has on people living in low- and middle-income countries is huge. Each year 600,000 people die from what is a preventable and …