The Ritu programme aimed at improving menstrual health of girls in Bangladesh. In a period of four years, Simavi, RedOrange and TNO, worked with BNPS and DORP, towards improved menstrual health of girls in Bangladesh. This report showcases our results, including a selection of data from the randomized controlled trial (RCT) that shows the positive impact of the Ritu programme on girls’ menstrual health. At the same time, we provide details on our approaches, reflections and our key lessons learned. We feel that it’s important to be transparent and open, so that these lessons are available for others too. We hope to inspire donors and organisations to invest in menstrual health.
July 31st, 2020, marks the 95th anniversary of Simavi. For almost a century we have been working for a healthy and equal world. Our mission has never changed, but through the years our focus shifted, and as an organisation we have developed. Now we work towards a healthy life for women and girls in Africa and Asia.
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In our work, Simavi focuses on improving the health of women and girls. We ensure that they have the freedom and ability to make informed choices and have the means to pursue their right to a healthy life.
Simavi knows that realising maximum impact through our programmes depends on how well we collaborate with other organisations, networks, institutions and partners. Good partnership can help us to maximise the impact of programmes.
Simavi strongly believes in working in partnerships. This enables us to make a greater impact. In response to Social Development Goal (SDG) 17, we invest in strengthening the means of implementation and in global partnerships for sustainable development.Read more