Imagine2030 Wishes: What’s your wish for 2030?

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Imagine2030, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Our Imagine2030 wishes? Here at DSW, we have one big one for how the world will look or change by 2030: an end to diseases of poverty. No more HIV. No more Malaria. No more Tuberculosis. No more Neglected Tropical Diseases. We realise that this is not just going to happen all by itself, which is why we launched our Imagine2030 campaign in …

GFinder 2017 – EU overtakes UK in global health R&D funding rankings

Eoghan Walsh Imagine2030, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases

GFinder 2017 – EU overtakes UK in global health R&D funding rankings But declining international funding means worrying outlook for HIV & AIDS, TB, and malaria research According to new GFinder data released today, the European Union has become the second-largest funder of global health research focused on HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases. EU support is …

Why we need to finally wipe out TB now

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

What do you really know about tuberculosis? If you are living in a high-income country, I imagine that you’ve probably heard of it but never really given it much thought. If this is the case, you should count yourself lucky, as the disease was one of the top ten causes of death and suffering in 2015. In fact, it has …

Back to the WHA!

Cecile Vernant Development Cooperation, Global Health, News, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

From May 23 to 26 I had the chance to attend the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA). Like two years ago for my first WHA, this week was packed with interesting debates and relevant discussions related to our advocacy on Global Health, Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda (SDGs), Research and Innovation for poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases (PRNDs), Women’s, Children’s and …

World Immunisation Week 2016: where are the game-changing vaccines?

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

Each year, World Immunisation Week places the spotlight on the achievements made in recent decades in rolling out life-saving vaccines to the people that need them the most, saving millions of lives in the process. Innovation in vaccines has brought us seismic changes in public health in the last 50 years. Smallpox was eradicated, we are on the verge of …

Every two minutes a child dies from Malaria

Shane O'Halloran Malaria, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

How long will it take you to read this article? It’s a frightening thought that by the time you finish reading this even more children across the world will have died due to this virus. Malaria is so prevalent, that every day, around 590,000 people become infected, with at least 1,200 dying as a result. That’s over 438,000 victims per …

5 technologies that are obsolete…and 1 that should be. Or, why the TB vaccine needs to go the way of the cassette tape

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  The 20th century was witness to revolutionary inventions and public health advances. We conquered polio and smallpox. We invented the internet, mastered organ transplant and empowered millions of people around the world to leave extreme poverty behind. Many of the technological marvels of the last 100 years have now been made obsolete by better and more efficient technology. Take …

The EU’s response to Zika: Old wine in new bottles?

Cecile Vernant Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

This article was originally published by EurActiv.  Having been on the cusp of announcing an end to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa at the end of 2015, we have been plunged into another public health emergency as the scale and spread of the Zika virus has grown. As with Ebola, the Zika outbreak in Brazil and its later spread …

“We need more money for R&D on diseases of poverty!” – an interview with DSW

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

This interview originally appeared on Rural 21, The International Journal for Rural Development. To read the original, please read it here. Given the magnitude of the problem, spending on research into poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases is by far not sufficient. Are experiences with the recent Ebola epidemic and the resolutions adopted by this year’s G7 Conferences going to bring about …

To meet the global goals, UN must include health R&D indicators in SDG framework

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

This article was originally posted by Erin Will Morton, the Director at our partners Global Health Technology Coalition. You can read the original article here. Later this month global leaders are poised to approve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but a new report commissioned by a leading group of health non-profits including GHTC warns that the SDG targets will not be …

The G7 in Germany – a Summit of mixed results

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Update – a blog by our good friend in Brussels Fraser Goodwin, of Save the Children, has an excellent and more forensic dissection of the results. Read it here. Tuesday saw the end of the G7 Summit in Germany. While we at DSW were delighted to see so many of our issues highlighted during the course of the gathering, the …

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – A vaccine will be transformative!

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

Adding a safe, effective and accessible vaccine to the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment arsenal will make a world of difference to the millions of men, women and children whose lives remain at risk from this disease. On 18 May, we commemorate HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and reiterate US President Bill Clinton’s historic declaration that: Only a truly effective, preventive HIV …

Guest post: 7 Global Health takeaways on the post-2015 negotiations

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

This is a guest post by our partners at the Global Health Technology Coalition (GHTC), written by Marissa Chimola. For more information on the GHTC, visit their website. The article was originally published here. Trying to navigate and understand the post-2015 negotiations can be a challenge, so to help add some clarity, last week the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) …

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

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

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.

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

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

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 …