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					                  PUBLIC LECTURE ON WATER AND SANITATION


  The WRC and CSIR in association with TUT, invites you to a special public lectures by two eminent 
   scientists and practitioners, Prof Sandy Cairncross from London School of Hygiene and Tropical 
 Medicine (LSTHM) and Prof Paul Hunter from University of East Anglia (UEA), on  the “benefits and 
   impact of improved water supply, sanitation and Hygiene Education”.  The lectures will have a 
specific focus on children in water supply interventions and the impacts of Watsan (with emphasis on 
      the health benefits), as well as what professionals and other activists should look out for.




 Venue: CSIR Knowledge Commons – Pretoria, South Africa
 Date: 1st March 2010 (Monday) 9:30 for 10:00 to 13:00pm




   Please RSVP by 25th February 2010 to lerishan@wrc.org.za and advise for any
                          special dietary requirements.
                           Background
 Prof Sandy Cairncross – Sanitation and Health

 Dr Sandy Cairncross is a leading specialist in environmental interventions for
 disease control and technical and policy aspects. Most of his career has been
 spent in research and teaching, and about a third in developing countries
 implementing water, sanitation and public health programmes. He built water
 supplies in Lesotho and Southern Africa. He also leads the Environmental
 Health Group, whose current research relates to hygiene promotion, sanitation,
 water supply, wastewater irrigation and other related topics - particularly their
 health impact.

 Prof Paul Hunter – Water and Health

 Professor Hunter, is a physician and a international authority on water and
 health. He developed an early interest in infection elated to food and water and
 has been involved in the investigation of many food and waterborne outbreaks.
 His main research interests are in waterborne disease and environmental
 epidemiology and provides clinical advice on the diagnosis, treatment and
 prevention of infection and infectious diseases in hospitalized patients and
 patients in the community; as well as advises Environmental Health Officers,
 occupational physicians and others on medical and environmental aspects of
 microbial diseases.
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