WHO on World TB Day: “The world’s most dangerous infectious killer”

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day, falling on March 24 each year, brings attention to a disease that affects one third of the world but is poorly understood by many people. To get an expert insight into the current state of the fight against TB, we spoke to Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the Global TB Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO).

5 technologies that are obsolete…and 1 that should be. Or, why the TB vaccine needs to go the way of the cassette tape

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  The 20th century was witness to revolutionary inventions and public health advances. We conquered polio and smallpox. We invented the internet, mastered organ transplant and empowered millions of people around the world to leave extreme poverty behind. Many of the technological marvels of the last 100 years have now been made obsolete by better and more efficient technology. Take …

How much do you know about obsolete technology? Take the quiz and help us #maketbobsolete!

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation

The 20th century was witness to revolutionary inventions and public health advances. Think you know about yesterday’s innovations and today’s obsolete technology, and what replaced it? Take the quiz below and learn just why it is so amazing that the TB vaccine endures! [qzzr quiz=”187354″ width=”100%” height=”auto” redirect=”true” offset=”0″]

“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 innovation takes centre stage in Brussels this week

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

Global Health innovation is about to take Brussels by storm. We are winding down on what has been an important year for international development – we’ve seen the agreement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, celebrated the European Year for Development, and are now witness to the negotiations in Paris on the future of climate action. Before we turn …

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.

Save the Date: DSW celebrates World TB Day in the European Parliament

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

On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) on 24 March 2015, join Theresa Griffin MEP and DSW at an evening cocktail reception to mark the closing of the “Let’s Save Lives” campaign – a five-month campaign calling for the EU to increase political support for global health research and development targeted at diseases such as TB, malaria and HIV & …

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 …

#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.

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 …