The Hygiene Centre maintains an interdisciplinary approach to its work. It brings together skilled and experienced researchers from the scientific community, commerce and international development. Its staff consist of anthropologists, engineers, epidemiologists, health promoters and survey specialists. It also maintains an administration and finance team.
The wide range of skills, field experience and research generated by the Hygiene centre, make it a unique and dynamic partner for collaboration.
The Hygiene Centre is currently working with a variety of international partners to implement and evaluation hygiene-related programmes (see links).
For further discussion on opportunities for collaboration, or information about the Hygiene Centre's advisory work, please contact us.
Unilever was instrumental in encouraging staff from the LSHTM’s Environmental Health Group to set up the Hygiene Centre.
The company’s interests in health and hygiene have been used to help raise awareness about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through its partnerships and collaborations with healthcare professionals and leading global health bodies like UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). It works with researchers in the Hygiene Centre to develop health and hygiene initiatives, as well as generate innovative thinking in behaviour change.
The Hygiene Centre has recently negotiated a two year consultancy contract with WSP to instigate a Sanitation Marketing Network in two countries in Africa. A member of the team will be based overseas to manage the in-country work.
Lessons from Building Public-Private Partnerships for Washing Hands with Soap, published by the World Bank.
Authored by Val Curtis, this document outlines the approach taken in Ghana and Kerala, and offers lessons for those interested in setting up such programmes in the future.
The Hygiene Centre has recently bid for work in collaboration with IWA.
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