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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Lotte Dijkstra (22) is the former Sexual and Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) Youth ambassador of the Netherlands. The position she held until September 2016 is part of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Sanne Thijssen will take up the torch as the new SRHR Youth Ambassador, while Lotte will continue her work on SRHR as a member of CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, one of Simavi’s coalition partners in the SRHR Alliance.

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Dr. Noor is Executive Director of the Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) in Bangladesh, one of Simavi’s implementing partners for the Unite for Body Rights (UBR) programme. At the end of September 2016, he hosted the visit of Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, to UBR. We talked to him about this visit and UBR in general .

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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

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