Our annual report provides a detailed record of our work, achievements and finances. In this report you will find details of our activities and results over 2016. 2016 was the year we raised the bar and challenged ourselves to increase the impact of our work. We revisited our vision, mission and Theory of Change and refocused the four cornerstones of our strategy. We are determined to be as effective as possible in realising our vision: a healthy life for all. To download the full annual report click here or check the highlights of 2016 here.
WASH United and Simavi, in partnership with Global Citizen, launch the global Menstrual Hygiene Alliance (MH Alliance) to catalyse progress in menstrual hygiene and empower women and girls. By 2030, the MH Alliance wants menstruation to be a normal part of life that does not hold women and girls back in any way. While in some cultures the onset of menstruation is celebrated, in most countries around the world menstruation is still met with taboos and neglect.
Menstruation is a natural and essential part of the reproductive cycle. However, in most parts of the world it remains a taboo subject that is rarely talked about. We talked to Pim van der Male, Senior Policy Officer WASH at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about this topic. What are his thought about menstrual hygiene management?
Together with Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs, Simavi has worked in the past year to set up the unique Going for Gold (GfG) programme and strengthen our partnership. In May 2017, the consortium published the programma’s annual report. The report highlights achievements, challenges, key findings and reflections from the GfG baseline study and lessons learned.
Simavi’s Programme Director, Ewout van Galen, is attending the 2017 Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-level Meetings (HLM) in Washington D.C. to represent European Civil Society Organisations. In a series of three blogs we will capture his views, expectations and reflections before, during and after, the HLM. In his final blog, Ewout reflects on his week in Washington.
To achieve a healthy life for all we work together to ensure that disadvantaged people in low- and middle-income countries practice healthy behaviours based on their own free and informed decisions.
Over this time, we have acquired an extensive body of knowledge on how to successfully develop and implement programmes to improve people’s health and rights – and we are still learning every day.Meet us here
Simavi aims to provide an integrated package of interventions best suited to the local context. We do that by strengthening the organisational, thematic and lobby & advocacy capacities of our local partner organisations. Our local partners empower people to improve their health through interventions related to all three components of our Theory of Change: informed decision-making, a supportive and enabling environment, and sustainable quality services.
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