Let’s Save Lives celebrated World TB Day at the European Parliament – a busy week!

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

To celebrate World TB Day, and to mark the end of the “Let’s Save Lives” campaign DSW and partners got together for a Twitter chat on how research & development and innovation can support the fight against diseases of poverty and improve global health. Join the conversation on Wednesday March 25th.

Gavi Replenishment 2015 – 5 key results from Berlin

Katharina Wertenbruch Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

This article, by DSW’s International Director for Partnership and Communication, was originally published at Devex for the Gavi Replenishment 2015 meeting in Berlin. You can read the original article on their website here. The great and the good of the international development scene descended on Berlin this week for the Gavi replenishment 2015 conference. This two-day meeting was important for …

The Gates Annual Letter 2015 – 4 quick takeaways for global health

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

Each year, in early January the Gates Annual Letter is published. The letter, written by Bill and Melinda Gates, takes stock of the achievements of the global development community in the past year, as well as looking forward to challenges and opportunities ahead. The Gates Annual Letter also pinpoints what needs to be done if we are to reach ambitious …

Gavi Replenishment 2015: Healthy children with a healthy future – a better world is within our grasp

Renate Baehr Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

This is a year of opportunity. Not only will 2015 see the birth of a new development framework to ensure global sustainability, it will also be the year when the world’s nations help secure a better future for millions of children living in poverty.

Faith to Action: Bringing SRHR and faith-based organisations together to empower young people

Eoghan Walsh Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth Empowerment

Traditionally, religious practice, faith-based organisations and and sexual health and prevention education rarely meet. But, according to DSW’s Angela Mutegi, this is an out-date view of this relationship. Angela coordinates the communication activities of the Faith to Action project , which brings together faith communities that are committed to educating young people. Here, she tells us about the work of …

European Parliament Development Priorities – what MEPs said

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

These are interesting times in Brussels for development policy. We are entering a new period for the European Union – in 2014 a new European Commission and a new European Parliament have been installed in the last six months. On top of that, will be an important year for global development – an agreement will be reached on a development …

World AIDS Day: An end to AIDS, if we work hard enough

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

World AIDS Day 2014: this opinion piece, written by four Members of the European Parliament from the UK, was originally published online at Devex. You can access it on their site here. Is an end to AIDS within our lifetime really too much to hope for? The facts might suggest otherwise. According to UNAIDS, in 2013 over 2.1 million people contracted HIV …

DSW launches UNFPA SWOP Report in Germany – The power of 1.8 billion!

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Support for Girls in Development, Youth Empowerment

DSW Launches UNFPA SWOP Report Today, Nov. 18th, DSW published the German version of UNFPA’s State of the World Population (SWOP) Report in Berlin. The theme of this year’s SWOP Report is the potential transformative power of the 1.8 billion young people alive today. As this incredible generation has the power to shape our world, their needs must not be …

DSW hosts #LetsSaveLives Tweetchat with Devex on global health R&D

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

On November 12th, DSW (Deutsche StiftungWeltbevoelkerung), in conjunction with the Devex campaign “Healthy Means”, hosted a live tweetchat on the value of global health R&D. It was part of a broader campaign to raise awareness of the value of innovation for global health – “Let’s Save Lives”.

#LetsSaveLives Tweetchat – Saving lives with global health R&D

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

In association with Devex’s #HealthyMeans campaign launched last week, DSW is proud to host a #LetsSaveLives tweetchat on Wednesday November 12th, focusing on how R&D and innovation can support the fight against diseases of poverty and improve global health.

The new European Commission and global health: a new outlook?

Cecile Vernant Development Cooperation, Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Tomorrow, on November 1st, the new College of Commissioners of the European Union will take office. As the world’s largest donor of development assistance, Cecile Vernant of DSW asks what will change with the new European Commission and global health.

EDCTP and the UK: A Little Known Success Story

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

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 Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

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 …

Making the case for research and development for health in the post-2015 development agenda

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community that strike a chord with us at DSW. Today it is the turn of Claire Wingfield, product development policy officer at PATH. Claire writes about a new paper exploring why research and development (R&D) of high-priority health tools for diseases and conditions affecting low- and middle-income …

“We want to reach every child” – the GAVI Alliance’s CEO on the importance of financing for childhood vaccination

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Global Health

Occasionally we host guest editorials for partners and colleagues from across the global health community – here GAVI’s CEO Seth Berkley talks about the potential of vaccines to save the lives of children around the world. Today more and more children across the world grow up healthier and without the threat of numerous potentially fatal diseases thanks to vaccines. Yet we …