Let’s Save Lives celebrated World TB Day at the European Parliament – a busy week!

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

To celebrate World TB Day, and to mark the end of the “Let’s Save Lives” campaign DSW and partners got together for a Twitter chat on how research & development and innovation can support the fight against diseases of poverty and improve global health. Join the conversation on Wednesday March 25th.

Focused, financed, followed: the recipe for goals delivering zero malaria deaths by 2030

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

The “Let’s Save Lives” campaign – run by DSW and supported by 17 international NGOs and a host of European politicians – is coming to a close, we are inviting some partners to talk about what they really want to see in the fight against HIV & AIDS, TB and malaria. Today, Tamira Gunzburg of ONE’s Brussels office, writes about …

Defeating neglected tropical diseases – how close are we to beating NTDs?

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases affect more than one billion people around the world. AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as Dengue fever and Chagas disease are responsible for the deaths of over 6 million people every year. These diseases are closely linked to chronic and extreme poverty, and disproportionately affect people living in some of …

Save the Date: DSW celebrates World TB Day in the European Parliament

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) on 24 March 2015, join Theresa Griffin MEP and DSW at an evening cocktail reception to mark the closing of the “Let’s Save Lives” campaign – a five-month campaign calling for the EU to increase political support for global health research and development targeted at diseases such as TB, malaria and HIV & …

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

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

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 …

European Parliament Development Priorities – what MEPs said

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

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 …

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

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

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 …

DSW hosts #LetsSaveLives Tweetchat with Devex on global health R&D

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

On November 12th, DSW (Deutsche StiftungWeltbevoelkerung), in conjunction with the Devex campaign “Healthy Means”, hosted a live tweetchat on the value of global health R&D. It was part of a broader campaign to raise awareness of the value of innovation for global health – “Let’s Save Lives”.

#LetsSaveLives Tweetchat – Saving lives with global health R&D

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

In association with Devex’s #HealthyMeans campaign launched last week, DSW is proud to host a #LetsSaveLives tweetchat on Wednesday November 12th, focusing on how R&D and innovation can support the fight against diseases of poverty and improve global health.

EDCTP and the UK: A Little Known Success Story

Eoghan Walsh Uncategorized

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 …

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

Renate Baehr Uncategorized

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 …