Fifteen years after the Maputo Protocol: Ground-breaking report provides pan-African review of women’s rights

Rena Föhr Development Cooperation, Press Releases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

While significant improvements have taken place, the implementation of continental commitments to women’s rights still lags behind. Berlin, September 4, 2018: Today sees the release of the digital version of the State of African Women report. This ground-breaking report delivers a full pan-African review of the current status of women’s and girls’ rights in SRHR and their ratification and domestication …

Euromapping 2018

Euromapping 2018 report – Global funding for family planning at risk from US withdrawal

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Press Releases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Euromapping 2018 report highlights the need for other global donors – the European Union and EU Member States – to increase their contributions to protect health of women and girls around the world. Brussels, August 29, 2018: The latest Euromapping 2018 report on global funding for family planning (FP) and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) highlights the US …

A prescription for EU Research Ministers: increase Horizon Europe funding for health research

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Press Releases

Ahead of an informal meeting of EU research ministers, advocates for global health call on EU governments to be more ambitious for health research. Brussels, July 16, 2018: EU research ministers are meeting in Vienna this week for the first informal competitiveness council under the Austrian Presidency. This meeting will be the first time that ministers will formally discuss the …

“Is the European Commission stepping back from its commitment to gender equality?” Reaction to EU announcement on development funding under next MFF

Eoghan Walsh Press Releases

Brussels, June 14, 2018: The European Commission will today announce its policy and budget proposal for development assistance for 2021-2027, to be known as the “Neighbourhood, Development, and International Cooperation Instrument” (NDICI), as part of the EU’s next multiannual financial framework (MFF). The Commission proposes to spend €89.2bn through a single instrument that bring development assistance, neighbourhood policy and international …

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

Eoghan Walsh Press Releases

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 Press Releases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

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 Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases

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 …

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

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases, Tuberculosis

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 …

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

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases

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 Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Press Releases, Youth Empowerment

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, …