World TB Day 2017

World TB Day 2017 – EU support needed to defeat tuberculosis

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Press Releases, Tuberculosis

On World TB Day 2017, If Europe is serious about ending the epidemic of tuberculosis by 2030, EU leaders need to commit more funding and support for global health innovation. Brussels, March 23, 2017: Ahead of World TB Day 2017 on March 24, and as part of the international campaign “Unite to end TB”, DSW is calling for European politicians to …

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She Decides: International community reaffirms support for women’s health

Eoghan Walsh Press Releases, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development

She Decides conference in Brussels presents governments united in support for family planning and reproductive health, in rejection of Trump reinstatement of the “Global Gag Rule” She Decides conference, Brussels, March 2, 2017: Governments from around the world today reaffirmed – politically and financially – their commitment to the health of women living in the world’s poorest countries. At the “She Decides” …

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GFinder 2017 – EU overtakes UK in global health R&D funding rankings

Eoghan Walsh Imagine2030, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases

GFinder 2017 – EU overtakes UK in global health R&D funding rankings But declining international funding means worrying outlook for HIV & AIDS, TB, and malaria research According to new GFinder data released today, the European Union has become the second-largest funder of global health research focused on HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases. EU support is …

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World AIDS Day 2016: Ending HIV & AIDS: it’s in Europe’s hands

Eoghan Walsh Press Releases

Brussels, December 1, 2016: The EU must remain a leader in the field of global health innovation in the coming years, if HIV & AIDS is to be eradicated by 2030, according to a new report launched in Brussels today to mark World AIDS Day. The report “Saving Lives: Making the case for European investment in poverty-related and neglected tropical …

World Malaria Day 2016 – 590,000 new infections every day

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Brussels, April 25: Significant progress has been made in bringing malaria under control, but we can only defeat the disease with a game-changing vaccine. World Malaria Day, on April 25, is an important moment to recognise the progress that has been made since 2000, and chart a way forward in how we can harness global health innovation to make malaria …

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World TB Day 2016 – it is time that the TB vaccine goes the way of the cassette tape and the floppy disk

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Brussels, March 23: If the world is serious about defeating TB by 2030, we need to invest heavily in global health innovation to produce a game-changing vaccine Ahead of World Tuberculosis Day, as the world unites to end TB, DSW is calling for serious political and financial commitment to global health innovation to replace an out of date and ineffective …

Investment in global health research: new strategy could increase EU’s impact

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Brussels, March 14, 2015: New research published today suggests that, despite significant progress and increased funding, obstacles remain in the way of the European Union taking full advantage of global health research investment. EU investment in the next generation of health technologies to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and other poverty-related and neglected diseases can have an even greater impact if these …

Investment in Ebola masks decline in funding for research into neglected tropical diseases

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International investment in Ebola-related research in 2014 was almost solely responsible for increases in R&D spending on neglected tropical diseases; while public funding for non-Ebola R&D has dropped mostly due to decline in US government funding, the EU continues to remain among the top three supporters of global health R&D. Brussels, Dec. 3, 2015: A new report launched in Washington …

UN to adopt new international development agenda – DSW: “A transformative agenda, and time for Europe to commit”

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DSW welcomes the adoption this weekend of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the UN General Assembly in New York. DSW welcomes the adoption this weekend of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the UN General Assembly in New York. Download the Press Release Brussels, 25th September: The adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the United …