Improving Health Care Is a Top Priority for Publics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Guest post by Katie Simmons, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center As we head into the seventh World Health Summit, a new survey from Pew Research Center finds many people in sub-Saharan Africa are unhappy with the quality of their health care and want health to be one of the top development priorities for their country’s future.

Financing Global Health R&D: “Investments in R&D one of the most effective ways to improve global health”

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Financing global health R&D is but one of many issues in the global development agenda that the international community will debate in a series of major international events this year. In September in New York, international leaders will agree to the agenda that will follow the Millennium Development Goals. In December, the world will descend on Paris to try to …

WPD 2015: taking stock of the MDGs (pt. 2): Gender Equality

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Improving the position of girls and women around the world was an important touchstone for the Millennium Development Goals. But, was it at the core of the MDGs agenda? Have the last 15 years shown a marked improvement for girls and young women across a range of issues – access to education and the workforce, accountability, and political representation? And, …

World Population Day 2015: taking stock of the MDGs (part 1)

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Each year in July when World Population Day comes around, we at DSW like to take stock of the situation of the people living in some the world’s poorest countries. In particular, we want to see how the young men and women that we work with on a day-to-day basis in East Africa – supported them to be empowered and …

Making Development Accountable: Youth Accountability and the Sustainable Development Goals

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

If you read the blog, you will know that DSW will be actively participating in the European Development Days, the annual gathering of international development experts in Brussels this week, with several panel discussions and debates. With youth empowerment a core part of our work, we are pleased to be working with partners on a session on youth accountability for …

Focused, financed, followed: the recipe for goals delivering zero malaria deaths by 2030

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

The “Let’s Save Lives” campaign – run by DSW and supported by 17 international NGOs and a host of European politicians – is coming to a close, we are inviting some partners to talk about what they really want to see in the fight against HIV & AIDS, TB and malaria. Today, Tamira Gunzburg of ONE’s Brussels office, writes about …

Defeating neglected tropical diseases – how close are we to beating NTDs?

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Poverty related and neglected tropical diseases affect more than one billion people around the world. AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as Dengue fever and Chagas disease are responsible for the deaths of over 6 million people every year. These diseases are closely linked to chronic and extreme poverty, and disproportionately affect people living in some of …

RMNCH – how R&D can respond to the health needs of mothers and children

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Global Health Series: Support for global health is at the core of DSW’s advocacy work, and we focus increasingly on what is known as reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH for short). In particular, we work with partners to see where new and upcoming medical innovations can be used to improve the global health situation in low- and middle-income …

Product Development Partnerships: The cutting edge of Global Health innovation

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Global Health Series: Support for global health is at the core of DSW’s advocacy work. One of the four focus areas for the organisation is to have global health policies and financing include and support SRHR. We recognise at DSW recognises the urgent need to improve the global health situation, and we continue to advocate for health improvements in low- and …

What to Read this Week – July 23rd

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 UN has this month published its MDG progress report for 2014, highlighting that achieving global targets to reduce maternal and child deaths and increase …

#WPD2014 – A startling picture for women and girls

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

This opinion piece by DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr originally appeared online at Devex. You can access it on their site here. Nabajju is a young woman living in rural Uganda. While still in school Nabajju, like many girls of her age living in low- and middle-income countries, became pregnant unexpectedly. Unlike many girls in her situation, however, she was lucky …

What does the new European Parliament mean for women’s health?

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

As the new term of the European Parliament meets for its first sitting in Strasbourg, France, this week we are delighted to present a guest blog by by Action for Global Health, based on an interview with Italian MEP, Hon. Pia Locatelli. Right-wing populists have left many in Europe concerned over the place women’s rights will hold in the new European political …

DSW’s Reading List – 25th June

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 journal Studies in Family Planning, published by the Population Council, launched a special edition this month focusing on “Unmet Need for Family Planning“. A …

Highlights from the Budget Speech 2014/15 in Uganda

Julie Najjunju Youth Empowerment

The Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development each year around 14th June presents the budget speech. This year the budget speech was held on Thursday, 12th June, 2014 at Serena Hotel Kampala. It should be noted that Financial Year 2014/15 budget speech was read in the year of completion of the first phase of the National Development Plan (NDP): …

DSW Reading List – 11th June

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!   – Following the publication by the SDG Open Working Group of their ‘zero draft’ on the future of the SDGs last week, there has been …