WIW 2016: Sabin Vaccine Institute – Vaccines for NTDs are a global health priority

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

As we continue our coverage of World Immunisation Week, we give the floor to Alice Carter, who works with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, an organisation involved in NTDs research. Read the other articles here! The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization, made up of scientists, researchers and advocates dedicated to reducing needless human suffering from vaccine preventable …

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 …

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

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

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 …

#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 …

Why invest in R&D for HIV, TB and Malaria? Because it’s good for global health, and good for Europe

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

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 middle-income countries. …

DSW’s Reading List – 23rd April

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!   Arthur Neslen of EurActiv has an insightful piece on threats to EU support for family planning and maternal health by religious conservatives. Read more here

World Health Day 2014 – time to accelerate Global Health Research and Development

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Preventing and controlling vector-borne diseases (diseases spread by organisms, such as insects) is one of the key global health challenges facing the international community today. Due to the devastating effects these diseases have on the world’s poorest countries, DSW welcomes the move to prioritise this theme as part of this year’s World Health Day on April 7th.   Diseases …

DSW Reading List – March 12th

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! With International Women’s Day on Saturday, issues around women’s empowerment and gender equality have taken centre stage this week. Devex has launched a month-long celebration of …