Financing Global Health R&D: “Investments in R&D one of the most effective ways to improve global health”

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

Financing global health R&D is but one of many issues in the global development agenda that the international community will debate in a series of major international events this year. In September in New York, international leaders will agree to the agenda that will follow the Millennium Development Goals. In December, the world will descend on Paris to try to …

Gavi Replenishment 2015 – 5 key results from Berlin

Katharina Wertenbruch Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

This article, by DSW’s International Director for Partnership and Communication, was originally published at Devex for the Gavi Replenishment 2015 meeting in Berlin. You can read the original article on their website here. The great and the good of the international development scene descended on Berlin this week for the Gavi replenishment 2015 conference. This two-day meeting was important for …

The Gates Annual Letter 2015 – 4 quick takeaways for global health

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

Each year, in early January the Gates Annual Letter is published. The letter, written by Bill and Melinda Gates, takes stock of the achievements of the global development community in the past year, as well as looking forward to challenges and opportunities ahead. The Gates Annual Letter also pinpoints what needs to be done if we are to reach ambitious …

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 …

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 …

World Health Day 2014 – time to accelerate Global Health Research and Development

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  Preventing and controlling vector-borne diseases (diseases spread by organisms, such as insects) is one of the key global health challenges facing the international community today. Due to the devastating effects these diseases have on the world’s poorest countries, DSW welcomes the move to prioritise this theme as part of this year’s World Health Day on April 7th.   Diseases …

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress

Eoghan Walsh Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

As an organisation that is heavily involved in the fight to eradicate poverty-related and neglected diseases, we are proud  to share with you information on a high-level event in Paris this afternoon! The event “Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress” is expected to be one of the most important international meeting on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since …

DSW Reading List – March 5th

Eoghan Walsh 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!   As CSOs look towards the post-2015 framework, and where global health will fit in, Chatham House have published a paper on the possibility of establishing …

DSW’s Reading List – February 19th

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

Every week we will be posting interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles and links that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   Action for Global Health report that European Union development assistance is dropping, another victim of the economic crisis and austerity budgets. Read …