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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 …

DSW Reading List – 11th June

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, 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!   – Following the publication by the SDG Open Working Group of their ‘zero draft’ on the future of the SDGs last week, there has been …

World Health Assembly 2014 – what to look out for in Geneva

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Ahead of the start of the 67th Word Health Assembly in Geneva today, DSW’s Cecile Vernant writes at Devex on the key issues to watch out for. This article was originally published on Devex.com, and can be accessed here. This week the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva brings with it a packed agenda and a whole host of questions around …

Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases or diseases of the poor and neglected?

Cecile Vernant Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

    Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases or diseases of the poor and neglected? Sleeping sickness, leprosy, dengue, parasitic worms, all these so-called neglected tropical diseases or “NTDs” are known to us. In addition, they are also widespread: they represent 10 per cent of the global burden of diseases and led to 35, 000 deaths per year, as French …