Meet & Greet Dutch WASH sector and SWA delegation

In cooperation with NWP, IRC and DGIS, Simavi organises an informal networking event on December 4th. An important moment to emphasize the added value of institutional WASH. Read more »


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

Case studies on institutional WASH

On December 4th, Simavi together with IRC, NWP and DGIS hosted an informal side event at The Hague, where the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Steering Committee met the Dutch WASH...
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New appointments Board of Supervisors

Simavi is pleased to announce that as of November 28th, Michiel de Wilde and Jeroen Wels will take their seats on the Board of Supervisors.
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Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals in final phase

“It’s high time Dutch development minister Ploumen lobbies hard for Water and Sanitation"
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Dutch WASH sector makes an appeal to Minister Ploumen’s water ambitions

 Nearly twenty water NGOs and the Association of Water Companies (Vereniging van Waterbedrijven) submitted a letter to Minister Ploumen about the Dutch targets for water supply.
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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

On December 4th and 5th  2014 the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Steering Committee will meet in the Netherlands to discuss, among other things, the role they will play in...
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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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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 »