Entries by Sarah Eisler

UN Climate Conference (COP28) Includes Focus on Health

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has held its first-ever dedicated health day at the COP28 climate conference. This very timely event has helped focus attention on the importance of recognizing climate change as a contributing factor to the global health crisis. However, with 2023 set to be the hottest year on […]

Priority List Provides Governments with New Tool To Monitor and Improve Adolescent Menstrual Health and Hygiene

Researchers have developed a priority list of indicators to improve the monitoring of the menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) of adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Adolescent MHH is considered essential to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – including goal 5 of gender equality, and this priority list can provide guidance […]

Raising Awareness about Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)—which occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites develop resistance to drugs, antibiotics, and other antimicrobial medicines—is one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Hygiene, among other interventions, can play an important role in slowing or even stopping AMR, according to the Reckitt Global […]

RGHI Fellow Sheilla Simiyu Moderates Conference Session on Sanitation and Hygiene Challenges in Africa

Sheillah Simiyu, a Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI) Fellow, is moderating a November 8 session on how to make hygiene and behavior change inclusive and sustainable, at the Africa Sanitation Conference in Swakopmund, Namibia. The session, ST4 S7, takes place at 15:45-17:15 local time. The November 6-11 Afrisan7 conference is a platform for technical and political dialogue […]

RGHI Grantee Katie Greenland Is Among the Presenters at This Year’s UNC Water and Health Conference

Katie Greenland, a Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute Grantee, is among the presenters at this year’s University of North Carolina Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill from October 23-27. Greenland will be presenting a poster, “Development and delivery of the Faces of Dignity face washing intervention for the Stronger-SAFE trachoma trial,” on  Wednesday, October 25 […]

RGHI Fellows Max Eyre, Fanta Gutema, and Elizabeth Thomas Are Among the Presenters at This Year’s UNC Water and Health Conference

Five Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute Fellows are among the speakers at this year’s University of North Carolina Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill from October 23-27. Among the RGHI Fellows at the conference, Max Eyre, Fanta Gutema, and Elizabeth Thomas are helping to lead a side event, “Research and Learning Priorities for Integrating Hygiene and One Health: Case […]

RGHI Fellow Sheilla Simiyu Is Among the Speakers at This Year’s UNC Water and Health Conference

Sheillah Simiyu, a Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI) Fellow, is among the speakers at this year’s University of North Carolina Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill from October 23-27. Simiyu is leading a side event, “Methods and evidence for understanding disease transmission at the urban development and One-Health interface in Kenya,” on Wednesday, October 25 […]

RGHI Fellow Julie Hennegan Is Among the Speakers at This Year’s UNC Water and Health Conference

Julie Hennegan, a Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI) Fellow, is among the speakers at this year’s University of North Carolina Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill from October 23-27. Hennegan is featured in the following conference sessions: “The Menstrual Practice Needs Scale Short Form (MPNS-SF): Development and validation in Bangladesh and Uganda,” on Monday, October […]