The Global Hygiene Summit will be hosted in Singapore on February 15th – 16th 2023.

The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute is organizing the Global Hygiene Summit in partnership with Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and the World Bank. The Global Hygiene Summit 2023 will create a forum for multi-level and multi-disciplinary discussions around hygiene science, behaviour, economics, and real-world experiences which can shape policy and drive better public health outcomes globally.

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Taking place at the renowned Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, the world’s first Global Hygiene Summit intends to become the global meeting place for the diverse audiences involved in hygiene.

Through the provision of greater context to this, currently, fragmentary field and through the development of clearly defined boundaries the Global Hygiene Summit will articulate the shape, scope and importance of the hygiene field, motivate multi-level and multi-disciplinary working by bridging epidemiology, behaviour and policy. In doing so it intends to gain consensus on how to effectively measure behavioural change (ROI), and economic impact and how to present this to engage policymakers.

By establishing the need for a holistic, co-ordinated approach the Global Hygiene Summit will create clarity around hygiene and the positive impact that could be gained in global health.

Simon Sinclair, Executive Director of RGHI

One of the biggest issues in the hygiene space is its lack of definition as a field. There is no taxonomy, no consensus on terminology or how to measure the benefits of behavioural change. How can we expect to convince policymakers that they need to be investing in a space where we struggle to define the impact?”

“The Global Hygiene Summit will create a positive and stimulating environment that aims to persuade the various hygiene stakeholders that working together will, ultimately, create a stronger voice for change. By articulating the shape and importance of the hygiene field and the value of rigorous science, and by creating positive changes in hygiene behaviours, the Global Hygiene Summit will convene a community of practice around hygiene that can effectively influence policy makers.”

Full details of the Global Hygiene Summit 2023 will be published soon.