NGO reaction to European Commission proposal for Horizon Europe research agenda/budget

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Snap reaction to the European Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe, the EU’s next research framework as part of the MFF, for 2021-2027 – from Cecile Vernant, Head of EU Office for global development NGO Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW)   (Original European Commission proposal here: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4041_en.htm) On the merger of societal challenges with industrial competitiveness into one ‘pillar’ “Ever since the …

Sexual and reproductive health and rights at risk in next EU budget without dedicated investment

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Brussels, June 6, 2018: At the Brussels launch of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) report this week, civil society representatives called on the European Union to make a dedicated commitment to SRHR and family planning in the EU’s next multi-annual budget. Following on from the recommendations in the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission report, the EU must …

LeaveALegacy statue

[insert name here]: #LeaveALegacy campaign unveils statue encouraging EU to invest in R&D to fight against diseases of poverty

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Brussels’ newest monument, an appeal to EU decision makers to take the fight against diseases of poverty to the next level in the next EU budget – by investing in R&D that can defeat HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Brussels, May 30, 2018: One week out from the European Commission’s announcement of its plans for global health research as …

Lack of information and unsafe abortions: how the global gag rule affects girls and women in Kenya

Evelyn Samba Advance

Right after assuming the office in January 2017, the Trump administration reinstated the so-called Global Gag Rule. Also known as Mexico City Policy, it blocks US funding for international NGOs which offer information or services regarding abortion, or who simply stand by a woman’s right to choose. The effects of the Global Gag Rule are increasingly being felt in DSW’s project …

How can we achieve universal access to SRHR? Three key lessons from the new Guttmacher-Lancet report

Rena Foehr Advance

Almost everyone in the world will lack access to sexual and reproductive health services at some point in their life. This is one of the most alarming findings of a ground-breaking new report on SRHR recently published by the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission. But there’s good news too: fixing this situation would be affordable, and have a positive impact not only on health, …

DSW reaction to EU MFF budget proposal – “Disappointingly short of expectations”

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Reaction to the European Commission’s proposal for the EU’s multi-annual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 – from global development NGO Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW) On Research and Horizon Europe: “We had hoped that the EU would show more ambition when it came to Europe’s research agenda. Expanding the EU research budget from €80 to €97.9 billion means there’s no guarantee that …

DSW’s #LeaveALegacy campaign renames Brussels streets to commemorate “legacy” of Juncker, Selmayr

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Celebrating World TB Day 2018, #LeaveALegacy campaign calls on EU to commit to making Europe leader in global health research Brussels, March 22, 2018: The #LeaveALegacy campaign is calling on European leaders to take advantage of a once-in-a-decade opportunity to make Europe a leader in global health research, by using the EU’s next multiannual financial framework to fund cutting-edge research …

The Celebration of National Anti – FGM Day in Kilindi District, Tanga Region- Tanzania

Philomena Marijani Advance

DSW    participated in a National Anti – FGM Day in Kilindi District in Tanga Region in February 17, 2018.  The program was organized by AMREF Health for Africa  in marking  of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Day which is celebrated each year in February 06.  DSW Tanzania  was invited by AMREF to take part in …

Kenya: Investment for family planning improving, more needed to meet commitments

Collins Baswony Advance

Kenya is making progress towards ensuring access to family planning services, an analysis by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) has shown. The budget analysis conducted by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) examined the national budget and the budgets of 11 counties. The county budget information analysed include those of Bungoma, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Nandi, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Meru, Nairobi, …

GFINDER 2017 – UK leapfrogs EU in global health R&D funding rankings  

Eoghan Walsh Advance

First increase in five years for global funding for neglected diseases research, but Trump and Brexit cast doubts on future investment According to new data in the annual G-Finder report published today, the UK has regained its place as the second-largest funder of global health research focused on HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases, as annual global …

World AIDS Day – young people underserved and overexposed to diseases of poverty

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Brussels, November 28, 2017: Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, a new report launched at the European Parliament today reveals that young people aged 10-24 remain underserved and overexposed to the risks of contracting HIV & AIDS, and other poverty-related diseases. The report calls on the EU to do more to help these young people – through education, …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Kenya!

Evelyn Samba Advance

Since the year 2000, DSW has been working with Kenyans enabling them to work towards a healthy future for all. We have done this by supporting a conversation about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and what this means for Kenya’s efforts of improving health outcomes. We operate from Nairobi with a liaison office in Mombasa and programme interventions …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Ethiopia

Feyera Assefa Advance

      In the summer of 1994, right after the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took event in Cairo, Egypt at which DSW participated; a new thinking had paved the path for a platform to an active campaign of SRHR issues in Ethiopia by DSW. Prior to its proactive engagement that eventually led to the opening …

New Faces at DSW – Tashrifa Silayi

Tashrifa Silayi Advance

For the publication of DSW’s 2017 Annual Report, we wanted to profile some of the new faces that have started work at the organisation in the last year! Introducing Tashrifa Silayi, Advocacy Officer for DSW Kenya! Knowing that you were joining an SRHR advocacy organisation, what were your hopes? Before joining DSW, I was aware of their working with young people in …