World AIDS Vaccine Day – Harnessing R&D for a world without HIV and AIDS

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

Renate Baehr, DSW Executive Director   World AIDS Vaccine Day, which we celebrate this Sunday (May 18th), is an opportunity to recognise the progress that has been made and to reflect on the negative impact that HIV & AIDS has had on the lives of millions of people worldwide. It is also an opportunity to push for greater support for …

DSW Reading List – 30th April

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

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!   To mark World Malaria Day last Friday, DSW’s Caroline Kent, International Director of Partnerships and Communications, wrote in EurActiv on the importance of accelerating investment in …

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

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 – April 2nd

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

  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!   Devex’s series on women and girls – #SheBuilds – came to an end last week, and we were delighted to participate. Check out the article …

EDCTP: A great initiative hidden behind an unpronounceable acronym

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

I came across EDCTP when I started working on DSW’s EU based project on Research and Development (R&D) for poverty-neglected and neglected infectious diseases (PRNDs). I tried to guess for a second what this EU acronym would stand for, but I swiftly decided to look it up on the internet. I discovered an innovative EU initiative to improve the health …

The business-ladies from Debub Achefer

Denny Uncategorized

The International Family Planning Conference in Ethiopia, a huge conference bringing NGO’s, political activists and state members that are working in the field of SRHR together, took place in Ethiopia in November 2013. And I had the pleasure to take part. DSW had a very active role in this conference, hosting quite a few events and side-meetings. For my part …

Last Chance to Register – Patients’ needs driving innovation in global health

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

In the margins (but not the formal programme) of the EU Innovation Convention in Brussels on March 10th, DSW along with the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), and PATH are organising a panel discussion  on the pivotal role patients should play in creating innovative, affordable and quality technologies and products for poverty-related and …

DSW Reading List – March 5th

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

  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 …

Keeping Global Health high on the international agenda

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

Improving global health has been much on the agenda in recent months, and will continue to be a big issue into 2014. Improving global health is one of the core goals of DSW. In line with our work on sexual and reproductive health and rights we advocate strongly in all our activities for increased and improved innovation for the advancement …

DSW Reading List – February 26th

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

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!   Ahead of the launch of the WHO’s Every Newborn Action Plan, there has been a lot of focus on how we can mobilise to prevent newborn …