MSHR/CRC Aboriginal Health seminar 


Professor Sandy Cairncross presents ‘Water supply, sanitation and hygiene: Some lessons from developing countries‘, on Thursday 1 November from 3pm to 4pm.

A public health engineer by profession and an epidemiologist by vocation, Dr Sandy Cairncross is interested in environmental interventions for disease control and their technical and policy aspects.

Most of Dr Cairncross’ career has been spent in research and teaching, and about a third in developing countries implementing water, sanitation and public health programs. At the London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) he leads a research group working on environmental health in developing countries.

His groups’ work at LSHTM has involved studies of the health impact of environmental interventions such as water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion, and of operational and policy aspects of water supply, low-cost sanitation, and hygiene.

Dr Cairncross has advised WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development and many other agencies on water and environmental health. He is an editor of Tropical Medicine and International Health, and a trustee of WaterAid.

Professor Cairncross is Professor of Environmental Health at the London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

This seminar takes place in Seminar Room, Menzies School of Health Research, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.