DSW Reading List – 14th May

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  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 European Parliament elections at the end of May, MEP Michael Cashman pops up twice this week, defending universal access to SRHR …

EDCTP2 – Ready for Launch!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

If you have been following the blog over the last month, you may have seen several posts on a mysterious beast named EDCTP. The EDCTP – or European and developing countries clinical trials partnership – is the EU’s foremost R&D investment tool in developing innovative and effective medical interventions to fight poverty-related and neglected diseases.   The European Parliament, as …

DSW Reading List – 7th May

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  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 Mother’s Day this Sunday (11th May), the WHO has released a new factsheet on the global situation of maternal mortality. Read more …

How are you celebrating World Malaria Day this Friday?

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  This week – Friday April 25th – we celebrate World Malaria Day. On this day, we reflect on the effect of this terrible disease on the lives of millions of people around the world. The impact the disease has on people living in low- and middle-income countries is huge. Each year 600,000 people die from what is a preventable and …

DSW’s Reading List – 23rd April

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  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!   Arthur Neslen of EurActiv has an insightful piece on threats to EU support for family planning and maternal health by religious conservatives. Read more here

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

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  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 …

DSW Reading List – March 12th

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  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! With International Women’s Day on Saturday, issues around women’s empowerment and gender equality have taken centre stage this week. Devex has launched a month-long celebration of …

WHO Every Newborn Action Plan – DSW’s contribution

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Last week we posted a blog entry encouraging submissions to the WHO’s new Every Newborn Action Plan. The public consultation closed on Friday, and the WHO will now assess all the submissions it received before finalising its approach for the Every Newborn strategy for the World Health Assembly in May.   The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) is the …