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Dr Giorgia Gon

BA, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor
of Epidemiology

Room
KS LG14

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

My research focuses on infection prevention in low and middle-income countries. Behavioural change and evaluation design are cross-cutting areas of interest. I hold a BA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MSc and PhD in Epidemiology at LSHTM.

Hospital cleaning -

CLEAN FRONTLINE: I am co-leading a stepped wedge trial testing the effectiveness of an environmental hygiene training in improving surface cleanliness across 13 Cambodian hospital.

EWASH: I am the principal investigator of a multi-period cross over trial testing the efficacy of  hypochlorous acid for hospital surface cleanliness in Nigeria.

Hand Hygiene -

FAARM - I am invesitgating whether social norms have changed as a result of a nutrition and hygiene intervention across 96 communities in Bangladesh.

Other active projets include include a randomised trial aiming to improvide hand hygiene of health workers in long term facilities in Italy, and invesitgating whether hand hygiene is a protective factor for COVID-19 among health workers using a multi-country case-control study.

 

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre (AMR)

Teaching

I am the co-organisers of Basic Epidemiology and I teach on in-house courses in statistics, evaluation methods.

Research

Research Area
Hygiene
Maternal health
Quality improvement
Social and structural determinants of health
Health workers
Behaviour change
Neonatal health
Reproductive health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Hospital acquired infection
Sepsis
Country
Tanzania
Region
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Factors associated with early uptake of COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare workers in Azerbaijan, 2021.
Doran J; Seyidov N; Mehdiyev S; Gon G; Kissling E; Herdman T; Suleymanova J; Rehse APC; Pebody R; Katz MA
2022
Influenza and other respiratory viruses
Design, delivery, and determinants of uptake: findings from a food hygiene behavior change intervention in rural Bangladesh.
Sobhan S; Müller-Hauser AA; Huda TMN; Waid JL; Gautam OP; Gon G; Wendt AS; Gabrysch S
2022
BMC public health
The Clean pilot study: evaluation of an environmental hygiene intervention bundle in three Tanzanian hospitals.
Gon G; Kabanywanyi AM; Blinkhoff P; Cousens S; Dancer SJ; Graham WJ; Hokororo J; Manzi F; Marchant T; Mkoka D
2021
ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND INFECTION CONTROL
Cleaning Neonatal Units in Low-resource Settings: A Hot-topic in Waiting?
Graham WJ; Okomo U; Gon G; Aiken AM
2021
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Overuse of antibiotics in maternity and neonatal wards, a descriptive report from public hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Kakolwa MA; Woodd SL; Aiken AM; Manzi F; Gon G; Graham WJ; Kabanywanyi AM
2021
Antimicrobial resistance and infection control
Coverage of telephone surveillance for postnatal infections in Dar es Salaam: a prospective cohort study
Woodd S; Rehman A; Campbell O; Aiken A; Graham W; Hokororo J; Kagambo A; Martiasi W; Gon G; Kabanywanyi A
2021
Global Health : Science and Practice Journal
Birth attendants' hand hygiene compliance in healthcare facilities in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review.
Gon G; de Barra M; Dansero L; Nash S; Campbell OMR
2020
BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
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