EDCTP and the UK: A Little Known Success Story

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

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community. To mark the launch of the #LetsSaveLives campaign – pushing for increased investment for global health R&D to fight diseases of poverty – today we are delighted to host a guest piece from Laura Boughey, Health Advocacy Co-ordinator at RESULTS UK, originally published here. She …

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 …

What to Read this Week – July 9th

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Reading List, Sexual and Reproductive Health

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!   – The 7th EDCTP Forum took place in Berlin last week – home to one of our offices! The premier forum in Europe for the latest …

EDCTP2 – Ready for Launch!

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

If you have been following the blog over the last month, you may have seen several posts on a mysterious beast named EDCTP. The EDCTP – or European and developing countries clinical trials partnership – is the EU’s foremost R&D investment tool in developing innovative and effective medical interventions to fight poverty-related and neglected diseases.   The European Parliament, as …

World Malaria Day 2014 – The time for accelerating investment is now

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

  Marking World Malaria Day today, Caroline Kent, Director of Partnerships and Communications at DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung), reflects on what needs to be done to eradicate malaria once and for all.   Today we celebrate World Malaria Day. It is a day to reflect upon the impact the disease continues to have on sufferers, and for looking forward to …

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 …