World Malaria Day 2015 – making a breakthrough with research and innovation

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

World Malaria Day 2015 is an opportune moment to take stock of the global fight against malaria. It also provides an opportunity to look forward at how we can work together finally beat the disease. For malaria, as much as for any other disease of poverty, finding new and ever-more effective treatments for people living with the disease, as well …

EDCTP and the UK: A Little Known Success Story

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community. To mark the launch of the #LetsSaveLives campaign – pushing for increased investment for global health R&D to fight diseases of poverty – today we are delighted to host a guest piece from Laura Boughey, Health Advocacy Co-ordinator at RESULTS UK, originally published here. She …

#LetsSaveLives: If you do one thing today, support global health research and development

Renate Baehr Youth Empowerment

Working for DSW for over 20 years, I have witnessed the terrible suffering that HIV & AIDS, malaria, TB, and other neglected tropical diseases wreak on people living in poverty. These awful diseases rob millions of young people of their futures. They have disastrous consequences for families and communities. They are responsible for holding back huge numbers of people across …

Global Health R&D and the UK: A win-win

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Global Health Series: Support for global health research and development is currently one of the core activities of DSW’s advocacy work in Brussels and across Europe. We are actively working with partners across the region to make sure that the value of global health R&D is understood at all political levels, working together to improve the global health situation in …

EDCTP – European and African countries advancing health technology for poverty-related diseases

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

As you may have gathered by previous posts, DSW was proud to be a partner and participant at the 7th EDCTP Forum in Berlin at the beginning of July. As well as presenting our experiences as a partner with EDCTP – more information which you find here – we were also delighted to host a special session outside of the main …

What to Read this Week – July 9th

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

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 7th EDCTP Forum took place in Berlin last week – home to one of our offices! The premier forum in Europe for the latest …

Why you need to be in Berlin next week if you work on Global Health

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

The first six months of 2014 have been busy for the global health community, particularly at the EU level. Throughout the spring, the different players in Brussels and The Hague put the final touches to the next phase of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, better known as the EDCTP. This work culminates next week at the seventh …

DSW+European Voice Special Report: “A healthier world – tackling neglected diseases”

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Empowering people to take control of their lives and improve their health is at the core of DSW’s work – focusing in particular on the devastating impact on the lives of young men and women caused by HIV and AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, as well as other poverty-related neglected diseases. A crucial part of this work is making sure …

World AIDS Vaccine Day – Harnessing R&D for a world without HIV and AIDS

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Renate Baehr, DSW Executive Director   World AIDS Vaccine Day, which we celebrate this Sunday (May 18th), is an opportunity to recognise the progress that has been made and to reflect on the negative impact that HIV & AIDS has had on the lives of millions of people worldwide. It is also an opportunity to push for greater support for …

EDCTP2 – Ready for Launch!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

If you have been following the blog over the last month, you may have seen several posts on a mysterious beast named EDCTP. The EDCTP – or European and developing countries clinical trials partnership – is the EU’s foremost R&D investment tool in developing innovative and effective medical interventions to fight poverty-related and neglected diseases.   The European Parliament, as …

World Malaria Day 2014 – The time for accelerating investment is now

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Marking World Malaria Day today, Caroline Kent, Director of Partnerships and Communications at DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung), reflects on what needs to be done to eradicate malaria once and for all.   Today we celebrate World Malaria Day. It is a day to reflect upon the impact the disease continues to have on sufferers, and for looking forward to …

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

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

    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 addition, they are also widespread: they represent 10 per cent of the global burden of diseases and led to 35, 000 deaths per year, as French …

EDCTP: A great initiative hidden behind an unpronounceable acronym

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

I came across EDCTP when I started working on DSW’s EU based project on Research and Development (R&D) for poverty-neglected and neglected infectious diseases (PRNDs). I tried to guess for a second what this EU acronym would stand for, but I swiftly decided to look it up on the internet. I discovered an innovative EU initiative to improve the health …