World Habitat Award finally gets to Nepal

April 8th, 2012

  • Australia
  • Awards and prizes
  • Nepal

During the final judging for the World Habitat Awards in mid 2011 Bishnu Shrestha, of the Community Health and Development Society (Nepal), made a presentation to the judging panel in…

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Invisible housing

March 14th, 2012

  • Australia
  • Government
  • Media

The brief extracts from the report’s index show the areas covered by the report and housing seems to be absent. As always we are prepared to stand corrected.  Housing’s impact…

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Kirke Forbes – Nelson (Kumanara*)

March 13th, 2012

  • Australia
  • General

He worked on the original Housing for Health project in Pipalyatjara and never stopped working on the same principles as a UPK environmental health officer for the APY Lands, in the…

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UPK 5

February 21st, 2012

  • Australia
  • General

What started as UPK (1) in the late 1980s, as a way of getting a health message out to kids and adults using music, has continued to the present. The…

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Spot the problems?

December 18th, 2011

  • Australia
  • Government
  • Media

OK so let us look at a few of the issues raised in the article Is the transitional accommodation really tents, did the citizens of Elcho Island choose this and…

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The (not very good) $300 Nepal toilet

December 13th, 2011

  • Australia
  • General
  • Nepal

CHDS staff have tracked down one of the cheap toilet programs only to discover that the residents have to put in over 6 times the contribution of the donor (who…

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Loss of Indigenous Housing Data

November 29th, 2011

  • Australia
  • Government

A staff member of the AIHW revealed: We no longer have a contract with FaHCSIA to work on the FHBH data cubes, so will not be able to do any…

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