- RGHI to organise the world’s first Global Hygiene Summit in Singapore February 15th – 16th 2023.
- The Global Hygiene Summit is being organised in partnership with the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (Singapore), and in collaboration with the World Bank.
- The Global Hygiene Summit will create clarity around hygiene and the positive impact that improved standards could have on global health, including in the COVID-19 recovery period.
The Global Hygiene Summit 2023, organised in partnership with the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (Singapore), and in collaboration with the World Bank, is being hosted in Singapore on the 15th and 16th February 2023.
The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI), a not-for-profit foundation that was established in 2020 with a multi-year $25 million grant from Reckitt, RGHI is focussed on plugging significant gaps in the health research space and improving access to information that will bridge epidemiology, public health, and behaviour change. The Global Hygiene Summit will align with this aim by informing the global health agenda stimulating discussion that could lead to the adoption of better and more sustainable hygienic practises globally.
Professor Yee Sin Leo, Executive Director, NCID said: “Hygiene generally refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases. Despite its intimate link to health, hygiene is ill-defined and often intertwined with socioeconomic status, and cultural belief and practices. Hygiene is a fundamental pre-requisite for sustainable public health and with our dual mission of clinical and public health, NCID is pleased to partner for this inaugural summit in Singapore. Leveraging on prominent stakeholders, this summit will elevate hygiene to the highest global agenda in promoting and sustaining health.”
The Global Hygiene Summit 2023 Content Committee oversees the Summit programme ensuring the subjects for discussion are topical and meet the overall objectives. The members are drawn from diverse backgrounds and specialties and, together, have brought significant experience to the development and planning of the Global Hygiene Summit.
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