2017 World Health Assembly Side Event: Health and Hygiene across the Life Course

Date: 28th April 2017

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Join WSSCC, SCA and WaterAid at the WHO World Health Assembly for a morning side event on Health and Hygiene across the Life Course

The session will take place on Wednesday 24 May 2017 from 8h00-10h00 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, Geneva, Switzerland

WSSCC invites you to participate to a side event on the 24th May with Swedish hygiene company SCA and WaterAid at this year’s World Health Assembly.

The event, Health and Hygiene across the Life Course will share approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices from childhood to adolescence, from motherhood to menopause, to old age, while also responding to disabilities.

The session will discuss barriers to and solutions for sustainable hygiene and health especially for those who are most vulnerable.

For too long, sanitation and hygiene have been taboo topics, often forgotten in development work, despite the 2.4 billion people lacking access to information and services.

Those who suffer most are often the most vulnerable: women and girls, the elderly, the disabled, sanitation workers, migrants, and those living in rural areas, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

Experts will share evidence, best practices and innovations in programming and policy and explore the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders to promote health and hygiene at different stages of life within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

The event will include short presentations and a facilitated discussion by WSSCC, SCA, WaterAid and guest speakers around three themes:  

  • WASH in healthcare facilities: maternal and new-born health-WaterAid
  • Hygiene and vulnerability across the life course-WSSCC
  • Hygiene and health matters in the later stages of life (incontinence and elder care)-SCA

To register: RSVP@wsscc.org 

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