Euromapping 2017 – EU must step up support for reproductive health!

Eoghan Walsh Press Releases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

BRUSSELS, 11 July – Europe needs to do more to support sexual and reproductive health and rights of people living in countries of poverty. This is the central message from the new Euromapping report, released by the Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) to mark World Population Day. The report is available …

GFinder 2017 – EU overtakes UK in global health R&D funding rankings

Eoghan Walsh Imagine2030, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases

GFinder 2017 – EU overtakes UK in global health R&D funding rankings But declining international funding means worrying outlook for HIV & AIDS, TB, and malaria research According to new GFinder data released today, the European Union has become the second-largest funder of global health research focused on HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases. EU support is …

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 …

Understanding EU-African relations – visiting Brussels

Imali Ngusale Development Cooperation, Kenya

In July, I had the privilege of visiting the DSW Office in Brussels with the aim of obtaining a comprehensive induction on EU advocacy, EU Budget instruments, and consultations with the representatives from the EU Member States so to advocate for the inclusion of unmet family planning needs in the upcoming EU calls for Kenya. EU ties to Africa While in …

european week of action for girls 2016

European Week of Action for Girls 2016 – come join the party!

Eoghan Walsh Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW is a proud partner of the European Week of Action for Girls (#eugirlsweek), an annual week-long event taking place in Brussels which aims to raise awareness of and advocate for girls’ rights and empowerment to be at the heart of the EU’s external action. Now in its sixth year, the European Week of Action for Girls is organised by a coalition of …

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 …

European Week of Action for Girls 2015: Girls must be at the heart of sustainable development efforts

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

EU must ensure girls benefit equally from the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a coalition of NGOs. Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the EU must do more to ensure girls’ rights and gender equality are at the heart of its external action. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the most ambitious effort yet to reduce …

€2.9M boost for improving maternal and child healthcare in Mombasa County – Kenya

Howard Akimala Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

KENYA: The European Union in conjunction with Mombasa County Government today launched a Ksh. 335million (2.94 Million Euros) three year integrated healthcare programme that will benefit over 47,000 women, children and men from informal settlements of Bangladesh, Maweni, Moroto and Machafukoni. The initiative will be jointly implemented by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW), Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA) and the …

World AIDS Day: An end to AIDS, if we work hard enough

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

World AIDS Day 2014: this opinion piece, written by four Members of the European Parliament from the UK, was originally published online at Devex. You can access it on their site here. Is an end to AIDS within our lifetime really too much to hope for? The facts might suggest otherwise. According to UNAIDS, in 2013 over 2.1 million people contracted HIV …