• World AIDS Day 2014

    By investing in global health R&D we can #CloseTheGap on HIV & AIDS - together we can defeat AIDS in our lifetime!

  • DSW launches the annual UNFPA State of the World Population Report (SWOP) in Berlin!

  • GeNext Uganda: "My life, My Future!"

    Celebrating World Contraception Day 2014 and empowering young people!

  • Why Global Health R&D matters:

    Read our new blog series on the importance of research and development for global health challenges!

  • DSW's Annual Report 2013-2014: Empowering People for a Healthy Future

    Report launched!

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European Parliament Development Priorities - what MEPs said

2014-12-11 17:28:20 | Posted by Eoghan Walsh

These are interesting times in Brussels for development policy.We are entering a new period for the European Union – in 2014 a new European Commission and a new European Parliament have been installed in the last six months. On top of that, will...

Funding for PRND R&D in 2013 – A mixed bag of results

2014-12-09 10:15:20 | Posted by Shane O'Halloran

Poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs) account for the world’s most deadly diseases. It is estimated that diseases such as HIV & AIDS, malaria, and Tuberculosis account for an estimated 13.7 million deaths worldwide each year – the...

Population Stories: Media Champions Feted

2014-12-04 10:56:15 | Posted by Howard Akimala

Outstanding journalists were last night feted during the 8th annual Kenya Media Network on Population and Development (KEMEP) awards ceremony in Nairobi. The awards which recognise and reward journalistic excellence in the coverage of population...

DSW is extremely proud of the achievements of the people and communities that are at the centre of all our activities in East Africa. It is these volunteers, project participants and youth organisations that are the reason why DSW is able to work to achieve its mission.

Below is a snapshot of participants and graduates of our projects in recent years.

  • Fit for Life - Rhoda Adhiambo's Path to Success

    Rhoda Adhiambo was born and raised in Mathare slums twenty years ago. Growing up, Adhiambo has seen her parents struggle to provide for their five children.



  • Youth to Youth in Uganda - Nabajju's Story

    Since 1995, DSW has established hundreds of youth clubs for sexual and reproductive health education and AIDS prevention training in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.



  • Safina’s Story

    Eighteen year old Safina joined the Masindi Budongo Community Youth Organisation (BUCIYO) club after a colleague of hers, who was not known for kindness and empathy for old people, started to take care for the elderly.



  • Ediget Lesetoch Weaving - Fit for Life in Ethiopia

    Meselech is a 35 years old lady with a husband and five kids. Searching for a better job, the family came to Addis from the southern part of the country (Arbaminch) many years ago.



  • Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa - Shashote Timba's Experience

    Informal sector workers are not recognised, registered, regulated or protected under the current labour legislation and are therefore characterized by a high degree of vulnerability...



  • Theresa Mwangi in Nairobi - making a fortune from waste

    Most people will dismiss it as garbage, but for Theresa Mwangi and the Nairobi Old and Young Lutheran Group, the remains of maize and bananas are a fortune and their tools of trade that they use to make their everyday living.



  • Magdalena Qaduwe - Youth Club Leader in Tanzania

    Magdalena Qaduwe, a leader of the Vijana Youth Club in Babati and beneficiary of the Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa project explains how the club has transformed youth in her village from despair to having some hope...



Find out more information on DSW's ground-breaking Youth-To-Youth (Y2Y) programme for young people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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