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Focus topic

Health - creating the basis for a healthy life

The prerequisites for a healthy life - access to clean drinking water and sanitation is not met for billions of people. Dirty water and lack of sanitation cause pathogens to spread particularly quickly, leading to diarrheal diseases and child malnutrition.

We are committed to promoting access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, which are essential to overcoming hunger and poverty.

Although enough food is produced worldwide, more than 800 million people suffer from hunger. The poorest are particularly affected. Hunger and malnutrition endanger individual health and impair the healthy development of children. Our commitment contributes to enabling particularly vulnerable people to enjoy the right to safe, sufficient, and balanced nutrition.

Functioning health systems are an important prerequisite for people to overcome poverty and social inequality and are essential for the social and economic development of a country. Many children still die worldwide from preventable causes such as diarrheal diseases, pneumonia, or complications during childbirth. We are committed to strengthening health care in rural areas to improve basic medical services such as mother-child care and to raise awareness of health issues among the population.


Around 2 billion people worldwide have no regular, direct access to clean water. Around 771 million people do not even have a basic supply of drinking water.
Source: UN World Water Report 2019

Our areas of action

Our activities are guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).


No hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.


Health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives for all people of all ages and promote their well-being.


Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Our Commitment

Improve livelihoods  and living conditions of rural communities by promoting access to clean water and sanitation, and strengthening educational quality, health, and economic status.

The India Programme (FFVDP- Family focused village development programme) supports efforts to sustainably improve the lives of marginalised people.

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