The power of innovation: ending preventable deaths of mothers and children

Guest Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Malaria, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

We believe in the power of innovation. Global health innovation to end diseases of poverty – causing the deaths of millions every year – is one of the key issues that we at DSW work on. We have some exciting news to announce later in the year on this, but for now we are delighted to host a guest editorial …

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 …

Making the case for research and development for health in the post-2015 development agenda

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

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community that strike a chord with us at DSW. Today it is the turn of Claire Wingfield, product development policy officer at PATH. Claire writes about a new paper exploring why research and development (R&D) of high-priority health tools for diseases and conditions affecting low- and middle-income …

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 …

Product Development Partnerships: The cutting edge of Global Health innovation

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

Global Health Series: Support for global health is at the core of DSW’s advocacy work. One of the four focus areas for the organisation is to have global health policies and financing include and support SRHR. We recognise at DSW recognises the urgent need to improve the global health situation, and we continue to advocate for health improvements in low- and …

Perspectives from nonprofits on accelerating product development and improving access for low- and middle-income countries

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

In this guest post, Claire Wingfield—product development policy officer at PATH—writes about a series of papers she developed for the GHTC that outlines key challenges, lessons, and potential solutions in advancing research and development (R&D) to address poverty-related and neglected diseases and conditions.   New drugs and vaccines and other health technologies developed over the last few decades have significantly …

Improving access to immunisation: how the GAVI Alliance can make a difference

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  Eight non-governmental organisations, members of the European Immunisation and Vaccines Advocacy Coalition (EIVAC), came together on World Immunisation Week (WIW) 2014 to share their views on access to immunisation and the upcoming GAVI pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels.   The outcome is a position paper entitled “Improving access to immunisation: how the GAVI Alliance can make a difference. The paper – endorsed …

DSW Reading List – April 2nd

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

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

Eoghan Walsh Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

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 …

Keeping Global Health high on the international agenda

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

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 …