SuSanA Webinar - Making the link: Community initiatives for sanitation and health

14 Jan. 2016 • 11:00 - 12:00 • Online

Poor sanitation has serious implications for health including a large burden of diarrheal diseases, which remains the second leading killer of children under 5 globally, and a large burden of intestinal worms. Improving access to sanitation and hygiene and changing behaviours can bring not only health benefits but also many other positive changes in a community, including social, economic and environmental gains.

Deepening our understanding of the linkages between sanitation interventions and health outcomes provides key insight and evidence for decision-makers making investments in sanitation services.

We invite you to join an interactive webinar where experts will discuss their work in identifying these critical connections at a community level.

Further Description / Program

The webinar will bring together an excellent panel of three speakers who will present their work:

•Juliet Waterkeyn (Africa Ahead in Zimbabwe and Rwanda) – speaking about community hygiene and health clubs for improving family health at scale

•Charles Yaw Okyere (ZEF, University of Bonn, Germany) – speaking about the water, sanitation and hygiene nexus and improved health in Ghana

•Sangita Vyas (r.i.c.e. Institute, India) – speaking about the negative impacts of open defecation in India

The webinar will include three 10 minute presentations from the speakers and half an hour time for questions and discussion with webinar participants. The webinar is being hosted by Stockholm Environment Institute and the SuSanA secretariat as part of a grant to SEI funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who is also funding part of the work of the three presenters.

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