Global health innovation takes centre stage in Brussels this week

Magdalena Dall Youth Empowerment

Global Health innovation is about to take Brussels by storm. We are winding down on what has been an important year for international development – we’ve seen the agreement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, celebrated the European Year for Development, and are now witness to the negotiations in Paris on the future of climate action. Before we turn …

Why invest in R&D for HIV, TB and Malaria? Because it’s good for global health, and good for Europe

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

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 middle-income countries. …

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

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

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 …

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 …

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

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

    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 …