OrganizationOrganized by WSSCC & essity

Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Salon Bruxelles and Amsterdam, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Genève

Description: Technical Side Session during the World Health Assembly

Hygiene and its links to health are enablers to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet these preventative issues are often forgotten in discussions at global fora. This session aims to deepen the dialogue on the intersectionality of SDG 3 (Health), SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 6 (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, with special attention to SDG 6.2) by reviewing progress in programming and policy at local, national and global levels.

This session will:
• Provide evidence-based approaches and share best practice on what the challenges are and especially focus on the solutions for sustainable hygiene and health for women and girls across the globe.
• Break barriers to discussions at the highest level and explore the roles and responsibilities for different stakeholders within the SDG framework.
• Drive a collaborative approach and issue a call to action on the next steps to ensure hygiene and health needs everywhere are given the attention and support required.
• Feature the launch of a new joint report from Essity and WSSCC entitled Personal Well-being - Key to Public Progress.

This session will include interventions from:

  • Dr Johan Carlson, Director General of the Swedish Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten)
  • Representative from the Government of Tanzania
  • Representative from the Government of Malawi (tbc)
  • Representative from WaterAid
  • Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, WHO
  • Moderator: Ms Catarina de Albuquerque, Executive Chair, Sanitation and Water for All, Former Special Rapporteur, Human Rights to Water and Sanitation
  • Mr Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director, WSSCC
  • Ms Kersti Strandqvist, Senior VP Sustainability, Essity

Further details for the session can be found here

Please RSVP to by 18 May, as space is limited. Feel free to share this invitation within your networks for those who may be interested.