Global Hygiene Symposium 2023

6th-8th December 2023
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore

The Global Hygiene Symposium hopes to catalyse cross-disciplinary collaboration to pave the way for transformative solutions in global health and expedite progress on hygiene as a cornerstone of wellbeing.


The Global Hygiene Symposium, organised by Chatham House and the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI), brings together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to explore the potential benefits of closer collaboration and integrated approaches between the hygiene fields and within wider development goals. 


The Global Hygiene Symposium will run from 6th to 8th December 2023 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.

Creating clarity around hygiene

Academic Technical Collaborator
Academic and Technical Collaborator
Simon Sinclair Executive Director of RGHI

Dave Wheeler
Executive Director of RGHI


“One of the biggest issues in the hygiene space is its lack of definition as a field. There is no taxonomy, no consensus on terminology or how to measure the benefits of behavioural change. How can we expect to convince policymakers that they need to be investing in a space where we struggle to define the impact? The Global Hygiene Summit will create a positive and stimulating environment that aims to persuade the various hygiene stakeholders that working together will, ultimately, create a stronger voice for change. By articulating the shape and importance of the hygiene field and the value of rigorous science, and by creating positive changes in hygiene behaviours, the Global Hygiene Summit will convene a community of practice around hygiene that can effectively influence policy makers.”


The Global Hygiene Summit is being hosted at the Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford Raffles City Convention Centre. The venue is in the heart of the City on Stamford Road, near Marina Bay and above City Hall and Esplanade Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations. A perfect location to meet and be able to explore the vibrant Lion City.


Singapore may be one of the world’s smallest countries but it ranks as a top destination for international business travel. Connected to 400+ countries, Singapore can be accessed via the 100+ airlines which serve Changi Airport.

Fairmont Singapore Swissotel