Setting a Common Agenda for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Global Health R&D
Today, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) launched a brand new publication, titled “Innovations in Global Health Research and Development (R&D): An Agenda for the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Community.”
The paper describes the linkages between SRHR and Global Health R&D, outlining a common advocacy agenda that advocates in the field of SRHR and Global Health R&D can utilize. It accurately argues that there has never been a more important time for SRHR and Global Health R&D advocates to join forces.
Of particular interest to the NTD community, DSW argues that a major premise for cooperation between the women’s health and global health R&D community is their common goal to solve disease problems that disproportionately affect woman and newborn children in the global south, notable hookworm and malaria.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute is contributing to this goal though its efforts to develop vaccines against hookworm, schistosomiasis and other diseases. Visit the Vaccine Development program pages to learn more.
The DSW paper can be viewed here.