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The first piece of research funded by the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute reveals crucial correlation between drought and diarrhoea among children under 5

The first research to have been funded by the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute, has been published in Nature Communications. RGHI is a not-for-profit foundation that was established by Reckitt plc in 2020 with a $25 million grant to generate high-quality scientific research-based evidence. This research will inform public health and policy recommendations and promote behaviours […]

What a new indicator list means for menstrual health and hygiene

Last month, a consortium of experts and stakeholders on menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) and measurement launched a shortlist of indicators to monitor girls’ MHH at national level. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the aim of the list and technical guidance is to provide countries with indicators that can be taken up […]

Case study: Dr Sheilah Simiyu

Hygiene is so basic yet so difficult for people to practise and we don’t know why, says Dr. Sheillah Simiyu, Associate Research Scientist at the African Population & Health Research Centre in Kenya.

Simiyu, who has dedicated her career to water, sanitation and hygiene, is one of five researchers selected to be the first recipients of the Reckitt fellowship. This three year program aims to support the next generation of evidence at the intersection of health and hygiene and is run by the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute. 

Case study: Dr Ian Ross

Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis have a lot to offer hygiene research, according to Dr. Ian Ross, a research fellow in health economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Such information, he explained, is critical when it comes to allocating resources to the most efficient interventions and reaching more people with the same money. Despite this, very little research in this area exists, he said.

Case study: Dr Julie Hennegan

There are a lot of different menstrual-related needs that people have and the default is to provide tangible products, but more information is needed about what people actually want and need. With support from the Reckitt fellowship, Dr. Julie Hennegan, research fellow at Australia’s Burnet Institute, plans to generate research on just that.

Case study: Giorgia Gon

How can culture be leveraged to promote improved hygiene practices? That’s the question Giorgia Gon, Assistant Professor of epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, plans to answer over the next three years.

Individual action required to safeguard the NHS

The NHS is buckling under the weight of increasing COVID-19 cases. Maintaining hygiene standards is one way individuals can help. Earlier this week an NHS chief described a health system on its knees under the strain of new coronavirus infections. They called for the government to bring back COVID-19 measures or else risk “abandoning” the […]