Quality (27) Global Health Compassion Rounds, June 17 - Compassion, WASH, and quality of care

3 June, 2021

Please join our discussion about compassion, WASH, and quality of care.

Compassion, WASH & Quality of Care

This Global Health Compassion Rounds will explore how WASH interventions are vectors for compassion and why recognizing this can accelerate urgent action in quality of care improvements.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT (GMT -4)

Register Now! https://emory.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QLsM2HlJSUGguBgGO9cSKw


Sheillah Simiyu

African Population & Health Research Center

Sheillah is a public health researcher focused on WASH issues in urban settings, informal settlements, and child nutrition. In addition, she has consulted for over 10 years with organizations such as World Vision, Action Against Hunger, and SNV Netherlands Development Organization. She is interested in gendered aspects of WASH, as well as psychosocial well-being in relation to WASH.

Omar El Hattab

WASH Regional Advisor,

UNICEF Middle East & North Africa Region

Omar's regional portfolio with UNICEF includes over 10 countries, including Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and others. With over 25 years of experience, he has also served as Chief WASH with UNICEF in several duty stations, as well as Technical Advisor for UNDP and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. He is keenly interested in human-centered and sustainable WASH interventions for vulnerable, conflict-affected populations.

Stephanie Ogden

Water Team Director, CARE

Stephanie leads CARE's water and development work, focused on systems strengthening and institutional development to ensure sustainable, equitable water and sanitation services for all. She began her career in WASH as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural El Salvador, where she focused on WASH and women's empowerment. With over 18 years experience, she has lived and worked with organizations in Latin America, Africa, and Central Asia.

Bruce Gordon

Unit Head of WASH

World Health Organization

Bruce oversees a global portfolio of water and health-related work ranging from development of norms on drinking-water and wastewater/sanitation to global monitoring of access to WASH and burden of disease. He has contributed to WHO's work on sustainable development with a focus on children's health and environment.

Maggie Montgomery

Technical Officer, World Health Organization

As the "WASH Settings" team lead, Maggie focuses on WASH in health care facilities, household water treatment technology performance, and WASH in emergencies. In addition to global efforts, she supports a number of country-focused WASH efforts in sub-Saharan African and southern Asia. She is also a licensed civil engineer in the State of California with experience developing recycled wastewater projects.

What are Global Health Compassion Rounds?

The rounds are a safe space to discuss topics on compassion within health service delivery. They will be themed and include an introduction on “why this round,” followed by invited reflections from a global health expert. The remaining time will be dedicated to open discussion to continue exploring compassion with the global community.

Hosted by the Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE) at the Task Force for Global Health and the WHO Global Learning Laboratory (GLL).

For additional questions, please email us at face@taskforce.org