Stockholm World Water Week 2019


WASH and Neglected Tropical Diseases – Improving inclusion and health

With the increasing importance of the One Health approach in the global health agenda, WASH and NTD collaboration is increasingly resulting in joint programme planning and implementation. The event will build on the knowledge generated from these experiences, by focusing on practical action for increased targeting and improved policy and planning frameworks. Contents:

1. Overview of rationale for WASH and NTDs collaboration, in terms of maximizing the health and equity impact of WASH interventions and programme sustainability. The overview will take into account not only disease prevention but also the role of collaboration in enhancing disease treatment and care and prevention of disease-related stigma and exclusion.

2. Presentation and methods for and results of analysis of data on WASH access and disease distribution to highlight inequalities and service gaps for the purposes of accountability and improved targeting, conducted by WHO and the JMP.

3. Sharing of innovative tools to enhance collaboration on WASH and NTDs under “WASH and Health Working Together: a ‘how to’ guide for NTD programmes’, including experiences from the field.

The event will be structured dynamically including presentations, group work to analyse tools for identifying and responding to inequalities and service gaps, and country examples.


WASH and Neglected Tropical Diseases – Improving inclusion and health

27. August 2019  I  Room M4

14:00  Welcome, seminar introduction  

Thilo Panzerbieter (German WASH Network)

Harald Zimmer (German Network Against Neglected Tropical Diseases)

 14:07 Opening remarks  

Bruce Gordon (Coordinator, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Health, WHO)

14:12 Overview: rationale for collaboration between WASH and NTDs to maximizing health and equity impact and enhancing sustainability  

Karl Puchner (DAHW)

 14:20  Short Update Presentations

  • 14:20 – Using data on WASH access and disease prevalence for decision making – example from Ethiopia. Waltaji Kutane Terfa (WHO Ethiopia)
  • 14:25 – WASH and Health Working Together: a ‘how to’ guide for NTD programmes’: Overview. Sophie Boisson, WHO/Yael Velleman, SCI
  • 14:30 – One Health – Combatting zoonotic diseases to accelerate progress on NTD. Constanze Bönig (Vétérinaires sans Frontières Germany)
  • 14:35 – Integrated Behaviour Change for WASH & NTDs. Geordie Woods (Sightsavers)

 14:40 – 14:45 Q&A  

14:45  Round table workshop –  Identifying gaps and practical recommendations to overcome them  

  • a. Evidence (Theresa Baird, CBM & Karl Puchner, DAHW)
  • b. Knowledge Management & Capacity Development (Sophie Boisson/Yael Velleman)
  • c. Coordination (Harald Zimmer, DNTD / Waltaji Kutane Terfa, WHO Ethiopia)

15:15  Reporting back and prioritisation of key recommendations (Table rapporteurs)

15:25 Event Conclusion (TBC)

The link to the event at the official Stockholm World Water Week website you will find here.