Established towards the end of 2020 with the mission of enabling and accelerating a portfolio of hygiene science to improve public health through better outcomes and behaviours the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI) will organize the world’s first Global Hygiene Summit in Singapore in February 2023 and raise hygiene, and the role it plays in our health, up the public health agenda.
Organized in partnership with National Centre for Infectious Diseases (Singapore), and in collaboration with the World Bank, the Global Hygiene Summit 2023 will create a forum for multi-level and multi-disciplinary discussions around hygiene science, behaviour, economics, and real-world experiences which can shape policy and drive better public health outcomes globally and aims to become the global meeting place for the diverse audiences involved in the science, implementation and policy of hygiene.
The world’s first Global Hygiene Summit intends to become the global meeting place for the diverse audiences involved in hygiene. Through the provision of greater context to this, currently, fragmentary field and through the development of clearly defined boundaries the Global Hygiene Summit will articulate the shape, scope and importance of the hygiene field, motivate multi-level and multi-disciplinary working by bridging epidemiology, behaviour and policy.
In doing so it intends to gain consensus on how to effectively measure behavioural change (ROI), and economic impact and how to present this to engage policymakers. By establishing the need for a holistic, co-ordinated approach the Global Hygiene Summit will create clarity around hygiene and the positive impact that could be gained in global health.
Simon SinclairExecutive Director of RGHI
“One of the biggest issues in the hygiene space is its lack of definition as a field. There is no taxonomy, no consensus on terminology or how to measure the benefits of behavioural change. How can we expect to convince policymakers that they need to be investing in a space where we struggle to define the impact? The Global Hygiene Summit will create a positive and stimulating environment that aims to persuade the various hygiene stakeholders that working together will, ultimately, create a stronger voice for change. By articulating the shape and importance of the hygiene field and the value of rigorous science, and by creating positive changes in hygiene behaviours, the Global Hygiene Summit will convene a community of practice around hygiene that can effectively influence policy makers.”
The Global Hygiene Summit is being hosted at the Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford Raffles City Convention Centre. The venue is in the heart of the City on Stamford Road, near Marina Bay and above City Hall and Esplanade Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations. A perfect location to meet and be able to explore the vibrant Lion City.
Singapore may be one of the world’s smallest countries but ranks as a top destination for international business travel. Connected to 400+ countries, Singapore can be accessed via the 100+ airlines which serve Changi Airport.
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