Why we need to stamp out malaria – now!

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, Malaria

This is a story about a boy called John. John is ten years old and lives with his parents and four siblings in a rundown shack in the Korogocho slum area of Nairobi. John is bright for his age, attends school, and has dreams of becoming a professional footballer someday. Although his family doesn’t have much, they make do with …

The power of innovation: ending preventable deaths of mothers and children

Guest Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Malaria, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

We believe in the power of innovation. Global health innovation to end diseases of poverty – causing the deaths of millions every year – is one of the key issues that we at DSW work on. We have some exciting news to announce later in the year on this, but for now we are delighted to host a guest editorial …

WIW 2016: Sabin Vaccine Institute – Vaccines for NTDs are a global health priority

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

As we continue our coverage of World Immunisation Week, we give the floor to Alice Carter, who works with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, an organisation involved in NTDs research. Read the other articles here! The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization, made up of scientists, researchers and advocates dedicated to reducing needless human suffering from vaccine preventable …

World Immunisation Week 2016: where are the game-changing vaccines?

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

Each year, World Immunisation Week places the spotlight on the achievements made in recent decades in rolling out life-saving vaccines to the people that need them the most, saving millions of lives in the process. Innovation in vaccines has brought us seismic changes in public health in the last 50 years. Smallpox was eradicated, we are on the verge of …

5 technologies that are obsolete…and 1 that should be. Or, why the TB vaccine needs to go the way of the cassette tape

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  The 20th century was witness to revolutionary inventions and public health advances. We conquered polio and smallpox. We invented the internet, mastered organ transplant and empowered millions of people around the world to leave extreme poverty behind. Many of the technological marvels of the last 100 years have now been made obsolete by better and more efficient technology. Take …

The EU’s response to Zika: Old wine in new bottles?

Cecile Vernant Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

This article was originally published by EurActiv.  Having been on the cusp of announcing an end to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa at the end of 2015, we have been plunged into another public health emergency as the scale and spread of the Zika virus has grown. As with Ebola, the Zika outbreak in Brazil and its later spread …