ISNTD Water 2023
Water, sanitation & hygiene for tropical diseases
19 October 2023
ISNTD Water, now in its eighth year, is the annual meeting by ISNTD for those interested in exploring the linkages and collaborations across water, sanitation, hygiene and global health.
This year, against the backdrop of a renewed global action plan for 2025-2030 at the World Health Organization to tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases, an updated toolkit to facilitate cross-sector collaboration between WASH & NTD programs and updated global estimates of the impact of inadequate WASH on health, the ISNTD Water 2023 meeting seeks to delve into more detail of the lessons learned in WASH and NTD collaboration, as well as what is needed to overcome the current gaps and shortcomings to maximise the health improvements from WASH interventions.
Presentations & panel discussions will run throughout the day. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details including speaking & attending.
Date: Thursday 19th October 2023
Time: 11:30 - 17:00 UTC+1
Venue: Online (connection details to follow)
Four sessions throughout the day
FROM GLOBAL ESTIMATES TO LOCAL IMPACT: UPDATES ON THE ROLE OF WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE IN IMPROVING HEALTH
Dr Sarity Dodson (Research Director, The Fred Hollows Foundation & Co-chair of the WASH-NTD NNN Cross-cutting Group)
Dr Churchill Tabowei ( Neglected Tropical Diseases NTDs Programs Coordinator of Bayelsa State Nigeria)
Dr Léo Heller (René Rachou Institute, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil and former UN Special Rapporteur on Water and Sanitation as Human Rights)
Olajumoke Taiwo-Ibiyemi (WASH for Impact & Development)
James Kitt (Head of Business Development and Engagement, Pump Aid)
Dr Robert Aunger (Associate Professor, Evolutionary Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
WASH & HEALTH: FOCUS ON HANDWASHING
Dr Obidimma Ezezika (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, ON, Canada)
What are the barriers and facilitators to community handwashing with water and soap?
Stephen Philipps (Associate Product Designer, ARUP)
The Jengu handwashing station: hand hygiene within reach
Dr Weston Baxter (Associate Professor, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London)
Handwashing and the Tab Soap
WASH & HEALTH: LESSONS LEARNED AND NEXT STEPS
Dr Roch Christian Johnson (Professor, CIFRED - University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, and Medical Director, Fondation Raoul Follereau)