The only way to create lasting change is by sustainably investing in people’s health. We believe that there are two crucial factors that determine good health and well-being: sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). To enable disadvantaged people, especially women and girls, to enjoy a healthy life, we empower them to improve their hygiene practice and make use of sustainable drinking water and sanitation services, and make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Free from discrimination, coercion and violence.

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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?

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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.

Simavi has been working to improve basic health for ninety years

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.

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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