The Role We Play
RGHI seeks to stimulate rigorous science and research, understand and enable behaviour changes, leverage health initiatives where hygiene science and behaviour can make a significant difference to people’s wellbeing and effect policy change at a local, national and international level.
Established in 2020 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. As part of this aim RGHI is organising the Global Hygiene Symposium 2023 that will inform the global health agenda and stimulate the level discussion necessary to drive the adoption of better and more sustainable hygienic practises globally.
“Hygiene is the conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases. Good hygiene saves lives, improves health and economies, and dramatically reduces health inequalities and health costs.”
Expand the body of research and advancing the understanding of the links between hygiene and health
Enhance the understanding of best-in-class hygiene science to encourage new hygiene standards
Promote behaviour change to improve global hygiene and health
Inform the global public health agenda