Simavi is an independent international non-profit organisation, striving for a world in which basic health is accessible to all. Basic health is a crucial stepping stone for building a better existence and creating a way out of poverty. They want to have structurally improved basic health of 10 million people in marginalised communities in Africa and Asia by 2020. Simavi currently works in nine countries: Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, India, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Kenya. They know from experience that investments in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are crucial for people to be able to lead a healthy life. Therefore we are specialised in these thematic areas.
Their unique approach consists of three integrated pillars:
1) empowering communities to demand quality services and to practice healthy behaviour;
2) creating a supportive enabling environment in which all stakeholders are aware of their roles and responsibilities, work together and can be held accountable; and
3) ensuring that affordable, suitable and sustainable WASH and SRHR services are actually utilised by the people. In their work they apply this threefold approach to realise impact that lasts.See more