• As part of the Youth-to-Youth project, DSW has launched this week a brand new Sexual and Reproductive Health Facilitators’ Training Manual.

  • European Parliament approves EU fight against poverty-related and neglected diseases

  • World Health Day 2014 - time to accelerate Global Health Research and Development

  • Post-2015: The role of Global Health Research and Development (R&D) in the new development framework

  • DSW welcomes EP vote on DCI and renewed support for Global Health

  • World AIDS Day 2013: An end to AIDS is within reach

  • $54 Billion Funding Gap for Family Planning, Reproductive Health and HIV & AIDS ahead of MDGs Deadline

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Keep up with DSW and our latest updates on global development news via our blog...

DSW Reading list - April 16th

2014-04-16 13:00:52 | Posted by Eoghan Walsh

 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! The 47th meeting...

“Fit for Life” Success Stories shared at the EU Headquarters and in Berlin

2014-04-16 11:30:39 | Posted by Kennedy Chande

 Kennedy, the Coordinator of the Fit for Life (FFL) Action, visited the EU headquarters in Brussels between the 31st and 2nd of April and Berlin on the 3rd of April to present successes and lessons learnt from the FFL project. It was...

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

2014-04-15 12:45:13 | Posted by Cecile Vernant

  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...

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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