Simavi realises structural improvement to the health conditions of people in marginalised communities in Africa and Asia. We know from experience that investments in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) are vital for people to be able to lead a healthy life. Therefore we concentrate our efforts in these two areas.

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Léo Heller is UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation.  In May 2016, he invited a group of experts,  including one of Simavi’s Programme Officers, to take part in an expert consultation on ‘Gender equality in the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation’.  This provided input to his annual report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2016. We spoke to him about his focus on gender dimensions in realising the human right to water and sanitation.

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Pauline Eenhoorn is Simavi’s Director Communication & Fundraising. Her team was in the lead for the 2015 annual reporting process which resulted in a top 4 nomination of the Transparency Prize.  The winner will be announced on September 28. We spoke with Pauline about this nomination.

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Our goal is to structurally improve the basic health of 10 million people by 2020.

Simavi has been working to improve basic health for ninety years.

Over this time we’ve built up an in-depth knowledge of what - and who - it takes to successfully implement WASH and SRHR programmes and how to keep producing positive and sustainable results.

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Action happens when people demand

Volunteer at NEEDS, India

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Let’s reach the whole population

Chief Executive of the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)

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Increase awareness of harmful behaviour

Head of Phadiya Panchayat, social worker (Rathura)

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Collaboration brings synergy and achievements

Medical Officer, India

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