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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The Dutch WASH Alliance, which unites over 100 organisations in 9 countries, will continue working together after the end of the programme in 2015. The main motivation for continuing our collaboration is our shared belief that together as an alliance, we can accelerate WASH and realise sustainable WASH services for everyone. Under the new name ‘WASH Alliance International’, we will put the slogan ‘Accelerating WASH’ into practice. Let’s hear what Eric Chimsi, Country Coordinator Ghana, has to tell us about this ambitious new slogan.

3 Questions

As the Executive Chair of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) network, Catarina de Albuquerque advocates for a key role for SWA within the SDGs and for political prioritisation of WASH at a global high-level. We asked her three questions during the Stockholm World Water Week, where she was present as one of the plenary vision speakers.


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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