Hygiene Working Group

This group was responsible for proposing hygiene targets and indicators for global monitoring after 2015. The group is now consulted, as needed, to respond to the comments and recommendations made at the two consultations at the end of 2012 (on Measurability, and the Second Global Stakeholder Consultation). It is made up of a core membership of experts, who meet in regular teleconferences as well as less frequent face-to-face meetings. A wider resource group of experts is drawn on as needed.

Core group of experts:

  • Merri Weinger, USAID (WG Chair)
  • Orlando Hernandez, WASHplus, USAID (WG co-Chair)
  • Fred Arnold, ICF International, USA
  • Mara van den Bold, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Zulfiqar Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
  • Valerie Curtis, The Hygiene Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Jacqueline Devine, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
  • Sonya Hammons, State Department, USA
  • Orlando Hernandez, WASHplus, USAID
  • Guy Hutton, consultant for Joint Monitoring Programme
  • Khairul Islam, WaterAid, Bangladesh
  • Ingeborg Krukkert and Alana Potter, IRC The Netherlands
  • Claudio Lanata, Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Peru
  • Rolf Luyendijk, JMP, UNICEF
  • Therese Mahon, WaterAid, UK
  • Pavani Ram, University of Buffalo, USA
  • Virginia Roaf, Team of the UN Special Rapporteur
  • Abdou-Salam Savadogo, JMP, World Health Organization
  • Ousmane Toure, Ministry of Health, Mali

Wider group of experts

  • Geoffrey Greenwell, Consultant
  • Attila Hancioglu, UNICEF
  • Marni Sommer, Columbia University, USA
  • Monica Woldt, Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, USA

The hygiene working group is guided by a generic terms of reference for all working groups.

Initially, working groups collected a "long list" of targets and indicators, which were then reduced to a short list based on their appropriateness for global monitoring. Proposals were also made to the hygiene working group for targets and indicators covering equity issues. The short list was later consolidated with targets and indicators from the other working groups and widely consulted. In 2013, the JMP and partners is responsible for proposing a revised targets and indicators.

The support of the individuals and institutions belonging to the hygiene working group is highly appreciated.