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 …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Uganda!

Eoghan Walsh Advance

DSW Uganda was established in 1999 and currently operates in 10 districts namely; Kampala, Wakiso, Masindi, Mukono, Mityana, Jinja, Kamuli, Kiryadongo, Busia and Tororo, though the Youth Truck has covered almost the whole country. In these districts, DSW works in partnership with the local Government administration and implements different projects at community level

New Faces at DSW – Andreas Huebers

Andreas Huebers 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 Andreas Huebers! My name is Andreas Hübers and I joined DSW in May 2016 as head of Advocacy and head of Berlin Office. Before joining DSW I was working as Senior Policy …

DSW in 2016 – dispatch from Tanzania

Peter Owaga Advance

DSW Tanzania is a DSW Country Office registered as a development and advocacy organisation. Our goal is to enable people to decide freely and responsibly about the number and spacing of their children. We believe that a person’s access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is both a fundamental human right and a crucial step towards eliminating global poverty. Our …

regulatory harmonization

Going Further Together – the case for European Union partnership with Africa on regulatory harmonization

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Regulatory harmonization – a complex issue in the field of global health research and innovation. As part of our advocacy on increased investment by the EU in R&D, we have teamed up with our partners at PATH to see what the EU can do to support its African partners in improving the regulatory environment for health and drug development – …

MEPs PRNDs Survey

Press Release – MEPs support EU funding for disease research, reject Commission, Council threat of cuts

Eoghan Walsh Advance

DSW MEP Survey: MEPs support EU funding for disease research, reject Commission, Council threat of cuts Brussels, September 7, 2017: In the results of a new survey released today, a two-thirds majority of the European Parliament believes that the EU is not spending enough money to fund research that is targeted at HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and other diseases …

It’s Time to Take Action!

Shane O'Halloran Advance

For over twenty-five years, DSW has advocated on the right of women everywhere, especially those living in countries of poverty, for complete access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, information, and supplies. We remain fully convinced that empowering young women – by reducing gender inequalities, by listening to their needs, and by including their voices in development …

Euromapping 2017 – EU must step up support for reproductive health!

Eoghan Walsh Advance

BRUSSELS, 11 July – Europe needs to do more to support sexual and reproductive health and rights of people living in countries of poverty. This is the central message from the new Euromapping report, released by the Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) to mark World Population Day. The report is available …

Choosing sustainability: Future Planning for Climate Change

Eoghan Walsh Advance

Making the connections between sexual and reproductive health and rights and environmental sustainability The Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network, jointly with member organisations, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), hosted a Lab Debate on 8 June at the European Development Days in Brussels. The event showcased innovative integrated projects that demonstrate …

Kenya: Stop lying, child planning and spacing is beneficial

Collins Baswony Advance

By Evelyn Samba Recently, several prominent personalities including Kilifi gubernatorial aspirant Kazungu Kambi, have been reported telling crowds at political gatherings to ‘multiply and fill the earth’. This is not the first time that a public figure has made such an argument.

It’s time for Europe to #TrumpetHealth!

Eoghan Walsh Advance

#TrumpetHealth – it is time for the EU to trumpet global health research funding – because if Donald Trump’s America won’t, Europe has no option but to lead on global health research. The Trump administration’s policies and funding priorities will mean a huge decrease in support for international organisations and programmes that are vital for global public health. #TrumpetHealth – …

New Guttmacher Study: Better Access, Improved Support, More Research!

Shane O'Halloran Advance

Time is ticking, fast, particularly for very young adolescents aged 10-14 years old. This is a stage in life that is characterised by rapid physical changes, such as the onset of puberty. It also includes very dynamic social and emotional situations that include first-time intimate and sexual experiences for some, as found in a recent study conducted by the Guttmacher …