Legacy Aims

The Global Hygiene Summit aims to become the world’s leading strategic forum bringing together scientists, politicians, the private sector and civil society to generate information on the intersection between health and hygiene. Something that is vital to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of populations worldwide both amid COVID-19 and beyond. 

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. 

Simon Sinclair Executive Director of RGHI

Simon Sinclair
Executive 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.”