We are working towards basic health for all

Health is the first step
out of poverty

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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20 May 2015

This week Simavi launched a new campaign in the Netherlands to increase awareness about the importance of WASH and SRHR.

The message is simple and clear: safe drinking water, hygiene, use of sanitary facilities and safe pregnancies are ‘the cure for poverty’. Because we can stop preventable diseases, reduce mortality and morbidity rates, and boost social and economic development, by tackling WASH and SRHR issues.

Simavi believes that basic health is the first step out of poverty. People can only go to school, work and contribute positively to their community, when they’re healthy. That is why we are working towards making basic health accessible and available to all. Structurally.

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19 May 2015

Simavi is currently attending the Girls Not Brides Global Member Meeting in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the first meeting in its kind.

From 18-22 May the conference will bring together the key members and stakeholders to strengthen the global Girls Not Brides partnership. 300 activists, experts and practitioners from 61 countries will explore how to accelerate efforts to end child marriage around the world.

As one of the Girls Not Brides members, we are committed to end child marriage and enable girls to fulfill their potential. Together with the Dutch SRHR Alliance (Simavi, Amref, Choice, Dance4Life, Rutgers) and Edukans we also implement the Unite Against Child Marriage programme to empower girls and fight the practice of child marriage in India and Malawi.


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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