Following Covid, where do we stand with hygiene?

Over the past two years, globally the world’s understanding of the importance of hygiene and where it fits within our toolbox of preventative measures to save off illness has substantially increased. More people are handwashing on a more…

Hygiene experts call out the lack of attention to World Hand Hygiene Day

May 5th marked the World Health Organization’s World Hand Hygiene Day. Despite the world still being in the throes of a global pandemic where hand hygiene plays a core component, little was done to mark the day.

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.…

On World Health Day hygiene experts say global health has forgotten its most important weapon

Hygiene is vital in fighting off a whole range of diseases, including COVID-19, yet policymakers and others fail to invest, promote, and research it, say hygiene experts at the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute. Instead, vaccines, antibiotics…

First cohort of RGHI fellows will help plug significant gaps in hygiene research

New Jersey, (February 17, 2022) – The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute, a not-for-profit foundation launched in 2020 to generate and fund high-quality, scientific research that addresses the links between hygiene and health, today announced…

RGHI Fellowship Program online event

To support potential Fellows with the application process, RGHI is hosting an online RGHI Fellowship Information Session on 2 March 2022, 12:30 GMT. The session will provide an overview to the RGHI Fellowship Program and the review process.…

The RGHI Fellowship Program is now open

The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute Fellowship Program 2022 is now open. The Program aims to support high-quality scientific research addressing the links between hygiene and health. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to stimulate new scientific…

A life-course approach to hygiene

Reliable and diverse hygiene science = improved public health COVID-19 focuses the attention on the importance of hygiene