The power of a door stop

August 25th, 2020

  • Australia
  • General

Some of these pieces of equipment might not appear crucial straight off the bat but from over 30 years of documenting and fixing “health hardware” we have come to appreciate some of the more subtle aspects of the living environment.

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The Anganwadi Project: A Ripple Effect

July 6th, 2020

  • General

Emma Leckie and Ellie Gutman on designing with communtiy. HH has long been a supporter of the Anganwadi Project. Two of the participants have written about their experience in India,…

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The Germ Story No.3

June 22nd, 2020

  • Australia
  • General

From the archive: a cartoon by the late Paul Pholeros done as part of the UPK work, which preceded Healthabitat but is continued by HH Director Stephi Rainow. These drawings give you a clear idea of what Healthabitat does and how the living environment can affect your health.

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Improved health from improved houses

June 15th, 2020

  • General
  • Media

Warm Houses in Cold Climates Healthabitat loves seeing simple and effective solutions to improving people’s health. HH says bravo to the Clean Warm House project in Peru which uses simple…

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Hand washing on the APY Lands

June 1st, 2020

  • Australia
  • General
  • Overcrowding

A place to wash your hands… Having a place to wash your hands with soap is vital to help reduce the spread of infectious disease such as COVID-19   ‘Soap…

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House function & COVID-19

May 25th, 2020

  • Australia
  • General
  • Media
  • Overcrowding

What does house function have to do with COVID-19? HH read this excellent article on the Conversation and this one from Croakey which advocates for improved housing to reduce the…

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New Website Launch!

February 26th, 2020

  • General

Welcome to Healthabitat’s new website! This new website combines both Healthabitat and Healthabitat O/S into one place. As of the end of 2019, we are one company known as Healthabitat (HH). All the existing content has been migrated across and is easier to find.

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Career pathways – plumbers challenge to challenge

March 7th, 2019

  • Community Plumbing Challenge
  • General
  • USA

The Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) commits to combining multi-discipline teams, with a cross-section of expertise. Its aim has been to provide a skills pathway and career options for Plumbing apprentices…

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Shree Bhotenamlang Secondary School, NEPAL

March 5th, 2019

  • General
  • Nepal
  • Sanitation Studio

Work is nearing completion on the new water supply and storage systems, handwashing, teeth brushing and waste treatment systems for the 600 students and teachers of Shree Bhotenamlang Secondary School,…

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Water is Life: a documentary

March 4th, 2019

  • Community Plumbing Challenge
  • General
  • Overcrowding
  • USA

This short documentary filmed during the CPC in October 2018 illustrates the challenges faced by local Indigenous residents living without basic healthy living practices and the emotional journey for the…

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