The evidence base from which guidance on hygiene behaviours is derived is poorly developed and has many gaps.
RGHI seeks to identify and explore those gaps by commissioning and publishing a series of reviews, and by creating a central repository of hygiene research.
This work will allow RGHI to identify specific areas for their investment in building the evidence base.
In addition, the hygiene field has struggled to attract academic talent and funding for research.
RGHI seeks to remedy this by commissioning specific, directed research through grant funding, and by funding a post-doctoral fellowship program in hygiene.