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'Focus on Handwashing in Emergency Settings' Event, December 2012

30 January 2013

Following on from the 5th Emergency Environmental Health Forum, the one day 'Focus on Handwashing' event took place on the 19th December 2012. The event was arranged by the Hygiene Promotion Group (a network of hygiene promotion specialists) and was co-sponsored by Oxfam, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Action Contre La Faim (ACF), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), CARE International, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and supported by the SHARE Research Consortium and RedR UK.  

A full Conference Report of proceedings is available here. Please see below for the event schedule with links to powerpoint presentations.

1st Session 

Opening speech (Marion O’Reilly, Oxfam)
Overview of a handwashing promotion campaign in rural India, and relevance to emergency contexts.  (Dr Adam Biran, LSHTM)

2nd Session

Debate: Locally Produced Handwashing Kits versus Globally Produced Handwashing Kits
(Libertad Gonzalez, IFRC; Foyeke Tolani, Oxfam GB; William Carter, IFRC)   

3rd Session

Evaluation of Handwashing Promotion Programmes: Application to the Humanitarian Emergency Context (Prof. Pavani Ram, University of Buffalo)

4th Session

How to configure a comprehensive behaviour change methodology (Prof. Hans-Joachim Mosler, Eawag)