Plenary programme

 ISNTD Water 2018: four sessions including presentations, panel discussions and awards.


8.30    //    Registration and networking breakfast reception

9.00    //    Welcome from the ISNTD 

• Yael Velleman (SCI on behalf of the World Health Organisation)

   WASH and NTD collaboration beyond 2020 – WASH in new NTD roadmap targets and a WASH and NTDs implementation toolkit

9.15    //    Session 1 - WASH & tropical health: rethinking collaboration and integration

Current approaches to tackling urgent development and humanitarian challenges have led to improvements in human health - in particular, WASH interventions can have measurable impact on Neglected Tropical Diseases and the diseases of the world's poorest. However, there remain significant opportunities to accelerate the integration and collaboration between WASH and disease control interventions, improving outcomes, resource sharing and deployment opportunities. This session and  panel explores current approaches such as the UN's 'Cluster Approach' to humanitarian and development challenges and discusses concrete steps to improve WASH & health integration. 

Key speakers: 

• Richard Allan (The MENTOR Initiative)

   Accelerating WASH and health integration

• Sandrine Tiller (Medecins Sans Frontieres) 

  Challenges for MSF’s response in emergencies

• Lina Taing (UN-IHE Delft)

   Collaboration 101: Reflections from sanitation & behaviour change programming

• Dr. Jim Wright (Southampton University)

   OneHealthWater: drinking-water under a one health lens

• Dr. Priti Parikh (UCL Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering)

   Integrated health, education and environmental intervention to optimise infant feeding practices through schools and Anganwadi networks in India

10.15  //  Panel discussion 1

10.40  //  Kamran Rafiq (ISNTD) & Aaron Hoyles (Break Dengue): introducing a World Dengue Day movement

10.45 //   Coffee Break


11.15  //   Session 2 - Technology & Innovation Roundtable and AWARDS

This session charts some of the latest and most exciting innovations in water, sanitation and infrastructure technology with major impact on tropical and global health.


Also presenting the ISNTD Water 2018 Awards  in this session - please submit your entry here! 

Key speakers: 

• Gregory Rose (British Red Cross)

   The challenge of hand washing in humanitarian crises 

• Stephen Philips (Arup)

   Hand wash solution for humanitarian crisis

• John Feighery (mWater)

   Creating world changing technologies for water and health

• Dr. John Mullett (SOWTech)

  Sustainable water supplies are essential for managed sanitation

• Aaron Hoyles (Break Dengue)

   Novel behaviour-change strategies: a data driven approach

12.30  //   Panel discussion 2 

12.50  //  ISNTD Water AWARDS 

13.00  //  Lunch 

14.00  //   Session 3 - Unsafe water, sanitation and tropical diseases: disease focus

Key speakers:

• Hilary Adie (UNICEF Nigeria) 

  Neglected tropical diseases and WASH in Nigeria

• Seke Kayuni (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

   Urogenital schistosomiasis in men along the southern shoreline of Lake Malawi: A cohort study of Male Genital Schistosomiasis (MGS) in fishermen

• Aparna Barua Adams (International Coalition for Trachoma Control)

  Progress in trachoma control: the role of WASH and the SAFE strategy

• Sophie Budge (Cranfield University)

  Animals and animal faeces contribute to faecal bacteria contamination across multiple infant transmission pathways: evidence from rural Ethiopia

14.50  //   Panel discussion

15.20  //   Coffee break 

15.50  //   Session 4 - Water management, vector-borne diseases & climate change

Major climate events carry a heavy human cost – medium to longer-term health impacts can be overshadowed by immediate and pressing humanitarian emergencies. What are the trends in the impact of climate change on tropical and vector-borne diseases and how can climate change and global health advocates coordinate resources, efforts and research/implementation priorities to minimise the costs in terms of human health of climate events.

• Key speakers:

• Dr. Mark Booth (Newcastle University) 

   Climate change and water-borne NTDs - from uncertainty to adaptive interventions

• Dr. Rachel Lowe (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

   Modelling the impact of global environmental change on vector-borne diseases

• Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace (University of Saskatchewan)

   Beyond the Water Associated Disease Index (WADI): integrating social and biophysical determinants to map the vulnerability to different water-associated diseases

• James Pender (The Leprosy Mission England & Wales)

  Linkages between leprosy and climate change

• Kris Murray (The Lancet Countdown & Imperial College London)

  Tracking progress on health and climate change 

16.30  //  Panel discussion

17.00  //  Concluding remarks 

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