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Health and Hygiene across the Life Course: World Health Assembly 2017 side session report

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During the World Health Assembly 2017, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), SCA, Government of Kenya and WaterAid came together to share approaches to ensure good hygiene and health practices and to raise standards across the life course, from childhood to adolescence, from motherhood to menopause, to old age and responding to disabilities. The session took place in the morning on 24 May 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, and was attended by more than 40 international delegates from UN agencies, private sector, member states, NGOs and academia. The aims of this session included:

  • To understand important barriers to and solutions for sustainable hygiene and health across the life course, especially for those who are most vulnerable –what needs to be done?
  • To share evidence, best practice and innovations in programming and policy
  • To explore the roles and responsibilities for different stakeholders to promote health and hygiene at different stages of life within the SDG framework— what’s next?
Date: 22 June 2017