WIW 2016 – TBVI: “TB research severely underfunded”

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Our coverage of World Immunisation Week continues, with an interview with Rene Coppens of TBVI, a Europe-based organisation working to advance the development of the next generation of TB vaccines. For more information on the series click here! DSW: Can you tell our readers a little about TBVI? What is the organisation’s goal? Rene Coppens: The TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI) …

World Immunisation Week 2016: where are the game-changing vaccines?

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

Each year, World Immunisation Week places the spotlight on the achievements made in recent decades in rolling out life-saving vaccines to the people that need them the most, saving millions of lives in the process. Innovation in vaccines has brought us seismic changes in public health in the last 50 years. Smallpox was eradicated, we are on the verge of …

“We need more money for R&D on diseases of poverty!” – an interview with DSW

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

This interview originally appeared on Rural 21, The International Journal for Rural Development. To read the original, please read it here. Given the magnitude of the problem, spending on research into poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases is by far not sufficient. Are experiences with the recent Ebola epidemic and the resolutions adopted by this year’s G7 Conferences going to bring about …

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

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

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 …

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

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

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

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 …

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

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Support for Girls in Development

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 …

Perspectives from nonprofits on accelerating product development and improving access for low- and middle-income countries

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

In this guest post, Claire Wingfield—product development policy officer at PATH—writes about a series of papers she developed for the GHTC that outlines key challenges, lessons, and potential solutions in advancing research and development (R&D) to address poverty-related and neglected diseases and conditions.   New drugs and vaccines and other health technologies developed over the last few decades have significantly …

DSW Reading List – 30th April

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

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!   To mark World Malaria Day last Friday, DSW’s Caroline Kent, International Director of Partnerships and Communications, wrote in EurActiv on the importance of accelerating investment in …

DSW at the PDP Forum in Seattle

Cecile Vernant Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  My colleague from Berlin, Katharina and I spent four days last week in lovely Seattle for the Product Development Forum, organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). It was an intense and packed event with 500 of the most knowledgeable people around the world in the field of Global Health R&D.   The event was a great …

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

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

  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 …

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

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  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 …