‘The absence of water, sanitation and hygiene is the source of incredible suffering around the world’

The recording of the webinar hosted by Shams Syed (WHO) and David Adiss (Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics) is now available here:

In it, several presenters share their expertise and experience on the interdependence of compassion, WASH and quality of care.

Compassionate leadership and a compassionate approach by all those who work in the health system is an important foundation for quality. (WHO and FACE hosted a previous webinar on compassionate leadership in March 2021…more
In my view, our greatest motivation and responsibility as global health professionals is to reduce the ‘incredible suffering around the world’. In doing this we need not only to identify and address the causes of suffering, but also celebrate, promote and nurture compassion among others, particularly those in positions of influence.