Saving lives

Saving Lives: Europe’s Role in Ending HIV & AIDS

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Imagine2030, Uncategorised

Today, in recognition of World AIDS Day, sees the launch of two new initiatives from Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW). The first, ‘Imagine2030’ is a new global health focused campaign which aims at raising awareness about the need for increased EU investment in global health innovation if we are to defeat diseases of poverty, such HIV & AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis …

Imagine2030: Seven things you need to know ahead of World AIDS Day

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Imagine2030, Malaria, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Uncategorised

Time is drawing near! Tomorrow, on December 1 (World AIDS Day), Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) will be launching its campaign “Imagine2030: Invest in Innovation. End diseases of poverty”. The campaign will focus on raising awareness on the need to increase European political and financial support for global health innovation. This is essential if we are to eliminate diseases of poverty …

Why we need to finally wipe out TB now

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

What do you really know about tuberculosis? If you are living in a high-income country, I imagine that you’ve probably heard of it but never really given it much thought. If this is the case, you should count yourself lucky, as the disease was one of the top ten causes of death and suffering in 2015. In fact, it has …

DSW in Brussels celebrates its Super Sweet Sixteen!

Cecile Vernant Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

As part of the celebration’s of DSW’s 25th birthday in 2016, we are presenting the stories of the people and offices that work for DSW. Here, Cecile Vernant, the Head of EU Advocacy for DSW in Brussels, speaks about the work DSW does in Europe – and celebrates the Brussels’ office own, very special birthday! Sweet Sixteen, or when you realise that you …

Nutrition in Western Kenya – tackling mother and child malnutrition

Howard Akimala Development Cooperation, Global Health, Kenya

The European Union will invest €1.63 million for projects about maternal and child nutrition in Western Kenya, over the next three years in Homa Bay County. Speaking during the commissioning of two projects in September, European Union representative Titus Katembu noted that malnutrition is a major public health concern in Kenya. He pointed out that the country is currently experiencing a rise …

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 …

EU Development Ministers Endorse Gender Action Plan – sustained support now needed

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development

DSW welcomes the adoption today by Development Ministers of strong conclusions on the EU’s new Gender Action Plan 2016-2020. Meeting in Luxembourg, EU Development Ministers today endorsed the new Gender Action plan, which was published as a joint Staff Working Document by the European Commission and the European External Action Service in September 2015.

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 …

European Parliament Development Priorities – what MEPs said

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

These are interesting times in Brussels for development policy. We are entering a new period for the European Union – in 2014 a new European Commission and a new European Parliament have been installed in the last six months. On top of that, will be an important year for global development – an agreement will be reached on a development …

#LetsSaveLives: If you do one thing today, support global health research and development

Renate Baehr Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Working for DSW for over 20 years, I have witnessed the terrible suffering that HIV & AIDS, malaria, TB, and other neglected tropical diseases wreak on people living in poverty. These awful diseases rob millions of young people of their futures. They have disastrous consequences for families and communities. They are responsible for holding back huge numbers of people across …

‘Lessons Learned’ Forum – Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa

Diana Shuma HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

On 14th June 2014, DSW Tanzania officially closed the Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa Project(AKA Fit for Life, FFL) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania after four years of implementation in Babati District,Manyara Region and Arusha and Meru Districts,Arusha Region. The project has played a critical role of promoting women and youth participation in the aspect of economic …

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 …

DSW+European Voice Special Report: “A healthier world – tackling neglected diseases”

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  Empowering people to take control of their lives and improve their health is at the core of DSW’s work – focusing in particular on the devastating impact on the lives of young men and women caused by HIV and AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, as well as other poverty-related neglected diseases. A crucial part of this work is making sure …

DSW’s Fit for Life – EU official hails project

Esayas Meskel Development Cooperation, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

Mr. Antonio Capone, head of infrastructure secretary with European Commission in Ethiopia, said that “Ethiopia is one of the focus countries in Africa that the European Union (EU) has long prioritized its development aids to support economic growth through various project activities. In the efforts to create decent conditions for many women and youths in Ethiopia who earn their livelihood …

DSW Reading List – 4th June

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, 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 dust has settled on the European Parliament election results at the end of last month – Devex has a good overview of the …