Our expertise in SRHR and WASH
These approaches, results and case studies are the result of many years’ experience of working with marginalised communities in SRHR and WASH. We’ll still be working hard to further improve our work in these areas as you read this.
Simavi’s mission is “A healthy life for all”, this means that we strive to leave no one behind: that everyone is able to fully participate in decision making processes related to them, their family and their society and enjoy basic health regardless of of their ethno-racial background, financial status, education level, physical or mental ability, religious and faith-based beliefs, gender, marital status, geographical location, sexual orientation, age and other socio-economic circumstances.
Conventional approaches to improve access to WASH services by providing financial subsidies to construct facilities don’t always result in appropriate usage. User-led approaches have proven to result in better performing and more sustainable WASH behaviour and services.
Simavi engages with stakeholders at local and national levels to ensure that sanitation policies encompass the whole sanitation and FSM service chain. Also we facilitate the approval and implementation of policies at a local level.
Statistics underline that unsafe abortion is an issue that needs to be urgently addressed in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity around the world. Our work on increasing access to safe and legal abortion is based on the three pillars of our Theory of Change.