A quarter of all deaths of children under the age of five in Ghana are attributable to diarrhoeal diseases linked to polluted water and poor hygiene. Only one in eight families can access a basic hygienic toilet and many people defecate in gutters, streams, or behind a bush.
Beth Fredrick is the Executive Director of the Advance Family Planning initiative. In nine countries, regionally and globally, Advance Family Planning works with government and civil society leaders to increase funding and foster a supportive policy environment for family planning. Previously Beth worked with the International Women’s Health Coalition as their Executive Vice President and with the Guttmacher Institute, ao as Senior Vice President. We spoke with her at the ICFP.
Simavi and TICH-GLUKhave been working together for over 13 years to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls in communities in Western Kenya. The goal is to improve contact between communities, local governments and formal healthcare services, and make sure local governments uphold their responsibilities and commitments.
These women from small villages in Bangladesh became beacons of hope and empowerment through participation in Simavi’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes. As inspiring leaders in their communities, they have been able to increase the respect for women and their capacities.
Our goal is to structurally improve the basic health of 10 million people by 2020.
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.Meet us here
Chief Executive of the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
Mr. Parshahum Prasad
Head of Phadiya Panchayat, social worker (Rathura)
Dr. Chittarnajn Pankaj
Medical Officer, India