Simavi. Basic health for all.

Simavi structurally improves basic health for people in marginalised communities in Africa and Asia. Read about our work »

Highlights 2013

In 2013 Simavi improved acces to clean water, toilets and basic health care for 1 million people worldwide. Read more in our annual report and view our infographic»

FIETS sustainabilty

An explanimation by the Dutch WASH Alliance on FIETS sustainabilty. Watch it here »

About Simavi

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. We want to have structurally improved basic health of 10 million people in marginalised communities in Africa and Asia by 2020.  Read more »

Simavi's work on WASH

Simavi helps people to improve their water and sanitation facilities, promote hygiene in their communities and act accordingly.

Read about our work on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) »

Simavi's work on SRHR

Together with local partner organisations Simavi promotes, protects and improves sexual reproductive health and rights for all people, particularly (young) women, their families and marginalised groups.

Read about our work on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
(SRHR) »

Latest news

Best New Partnership Award: Bio-Wings in Bangladesh

Simavi teamed up with TNO for the ‘Partnership Verkiezing 2014’  competition. This initiative encourages companies to partner up with an NGO or government and develop a business case to invest...
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Institutional WASH in the spotlight for Sustainable Development Goals

Next year the Millennium Development Goals will come to an end and their successors will be finalised: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  On December 4th and 5th  2014 the Sanitation...
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Global Innovation Competition: Vote Simavi

Simavi has developed an innovative project using mobile phones for social accountability to improve the health of women in Tanzania.
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Simavi presents institutional sustainability at World Water Week

During the World Water Week about 200 organisations from all over the globe gather to discuss water and development issues.
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Dutch Leadership in Football and WASH

While the Football for Water public fundraising campaign kicked off during the Netherlands-Ghana match that aimed to highlight the importance of WASH, the Dutch Government signed an agreement with UNICEF...
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Extra funding for special project on menstrual hygiene in India

Simavi, Rutgers WPF and Women on Wings have been granted over 2 million euro for a special project on menstrual hygiene in India, as was announced yesterday.
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New appointments MT Simavi

 As of 2014, Simavi has a new organisational structure. This is in response to the Strategy 2014 - 2016 (of which more shortly).
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World Toilet Day

2.5 billion people do not have access to an improved toilet. This means 1 out of 3 people do not have a safe, clean and private toilet.
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Renewed strategy

Simavi. Basic Health for all.

Alike the world around us, Simavi is in transition. In our strategy 2014-2016 we have defined a new direction. A direction which, accompanied by a new appearance, can provide answers to the challenges of our time. Read about our work »