Sanitation and Waste Team Leader, WASH Team, WHO
Kate Medlicott is the Sanitation and Waste team leader within the WASH team at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. In this role, Kate is responsible for translating evidence to policy and practice through WHO guidelines and health sector collaborations where sanitation is a critical component of risk and disease control such as antimicrobial resistance and neglected tropical diseases. Kate is also coordinating WHO’s activities on environmental surveillance for COVID-19.
The conference debates and results will contribute to achieving the objectives of the thematic areas – “Groundwater in a Changing Environment” and “Education Key to Water Security” – of the 8th phase of the UNESCO IHP programme on “Water Security: Responses to Local, Regional, and Global Challenges.