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 …

RMNCH – how R&D can respond to the health needs of mothers and children

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

Global Health Series: Support for global health is at the core of DSW’s advocacy work, and we focus increasingly on what is known as reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH for short). In particular, we work with partners to see where new and upcoming medical innovations can be used to improve the global health situation in low- and middle-income …

#WPD2014 – A startling picture for women and girls

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Support for Girls in Development

This opinion piece by DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr originally appeared online at Devex. You can access it on their site here. Nabajju is a young woman living in rural Uganda. While still in school Nabajju, like many girls of her age living in low- and middle-income countries, became pregnant unexpectedly. Unlike many girls in her situation, however, she was lucky …

What does the new European Parliament mean for women’s health?

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health

As the new term of the European Parliament meets for its first sitting in Strasbourg, France, this week we are delighted to present a guest blog by by Action for Global Health, based on an interview with Italian MEP, Hon. Pia Locatelli. Right-wing populists have left many in Europe concerned over the place women’s rights will hold in the new European political …

Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children: The 2014 Report

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

Countdown to 2015 highlights ‘unfinished business’ in new 2014 report, ‘Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children’ Countdown to 2015 launches its 2014 Report today, at the Partners’ Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), in Johannesburg, South Africa. Countdown is a co-sponsor of the Forum, together with PMNCH, A Promise Renewed, and the independent Expert Review …

DSW Reading List – 4th June

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, Reading List, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  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!   – The dust has settled on the European Parliament election results at the end of last month – Devex has a good overview of the …

Mother’s Day 2014: New UN statistics report that maternal mortality has been halved worldwide

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

  Today is Mother’s Day, and marking this important event a new study published by a number of UN agencies has found that not only has the decline in maternal mortality accelerated since 2000, but that the maternal mortality rate has dropped by 45 per cent worldwide since 1990. The report – launched by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank, …

Mother’s Day – How DSW Uganda has honoured, and rejoiced in maternal bonds and the power of mothers

Julie Najjunju Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

  The Save the Children Report, State of Motherhood 2014, “Saving Mothers and Children in Humanitarian crisis” states that each day 16 women die trying to give life in Uganda while an estimated 800 mothers and 18,000 young children around the world die from largely preventable causes.   Last year Uganda Population Secretariat reported that of the 1.2 million pregnancies …

WHO Every Newborn Action Plan – DSW’s contribution

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

  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 …