Work on Health
Health is a condition for sustainable development. Every human being has the right to health, including the right to safe drinking water and sanitation. For the realisation and sustainable preservation of those rights, it is essential that people are able to exercise influence over their own living conditions.
Simavi works in the poorest areas of developing countries to improve people’s health.
Our main focus is on mothers as they are often responsible for the income and care for their family. At the same time, they also face the biggest health risks. This is why we support local organisations helping mothers with disease prevention, ensuring safe pregnancies and raising their children in a healthy way.
We sometimes do this in a very practical way by assisting in the construction of wells and toilets, by ensuring that people are vaccinated or by seeing to it that people can reach clinics by, for example, purchasing a bicycle ambulance. We also:
- provide healthcare information
- train healthcare staff
- work on improving the position of women
- policy advocacy
- give advice to local organisations with regard to their operational management
Local partner organisations
Together with local partner organisations, we improve the health of millions of people in developing countries and we establish activities that benefit people and the environment.
Fundraising, monitoring and support
We raise funds to finance the work of our partners and we take care of the monitoring and justification of spending of the resources.
We specifically focus on four themes that are most important for mothers, their families and their environment:
- Drinking water, sanitation and hygiene »
- Sexual education and safe pregnancy »
- Knowledge of disease prevention »
- Equal rights & Advocacy »
As a non-governmental organisation, we contribute to a sustainable world. We make our programmes as future-proof as possible. The foundation we create has to be solid enough for people among themselves and together with local NGOs, companies and governments can continue to build their future on it without outside help. This means that the programmes we implement are designed in accordance with the FIETS principles as much as possible. Read more »