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Upcoming Event: Handwashing and global food hygiene: a World Health Day webinar

March 30, 2015

Handwashing and global food hygiene: a World Health Day webinar

April 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time
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Please join the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) for a webinar to celebrate this year’s World Health Day theme: food safety. Food hygiene is a particularly relevant topic for those of us working in handwashing.

Join this webinar to:

  • Explore why food hygiene matters for child health in the global context,
  • Be inspired by a fascinating case study from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine research degree student, OmPrasad Gautam about a creative food and handwashing behavior change intervention in Nepal,
  • Learn from Julia Rosenbaum with USAID/WASHPlus about the small doable actions you can take to better integrate food hygiene into your programs,
  • Hear from UNICEF about the successes and challenges associated with their group handwashing and mid-day meal program in India,
  • And more!

We hope you will celebrate World Health Day with us and register today to learn more about handwashing in food safety.

Presenter Bios
Dr. Layla McCay, Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing

Dr. Layla McCay, Secretariat Director of the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing, is a medical doctor who has worked extensively on global public health, including at the World Bank, the World Health Organization (where she worked on the Clean Care is Safer Care hand hygiene program), and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. She is an Adjunct Professor in International Health at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.


Julia Rosenbaum, USAID/WASHplus Project


OmPrasad Gautam, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Om is a public health professional with more than 15 years of work and research experiences in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Behaviour Change, Food Hygiene/Safety, Child Health, Immunization, Diseases Surveillance, HIV/AIDS Programme, Cross-sector Coordination, Equity & Inclusion, Public Health Disaster and Outbreak Response and HR Management. Om is a Technical Support Manager – Hygiene for WaterAid in UK and a PhD Fellow at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. As part of his PhD, Om designed, executed and evaluated a cluster randomized food hygiene intervention trial in low-income setting. Om also holds Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) and another Master’s Degree in Social Sciences. He previously worked with WaterAid in Nepal, the World Health Organization, the Association of International NGOs in Nepal and many other development organizations. Om is a recognized resource person for public health and WASH intervention design, programme development, management, evaluation and has conducted large scale research for hygiene/WASH, HIV/AIDS, menstrual hygiene management, food hygiene, immunization, behaviour change and malaria control. He has a substantial track record in designing, conducting, documenting and developing strategy documents, programme proposals, programme/training guideline/manuals, behaviour change approaches and monitoring, as well as training and capacity building. Om is passionate about the role that water, sanitation and hygiene play in human development, and brings his skills to the development sector in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the poorest, excluded and most vulnerable groups.


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