Big Issues

Big Issues are a series of articles that will continue to discuss and challenge myths, omissions and sloppy thinking that impact badly on the design, construction and maintenance of housing and consequently people’s health.

Solutions to Overcrowding

The current stated policy aim of all Australian governments – reduce overcrowding in Indigenous housing. The following is quoted from the FaHCSIA website. “Improving housing conditions is essential to achieving improvements…

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Building Poverty

In Nepal, HH and our partners CHDS are constantly tripping over examples of non- government organisation solutions that favour the low initial capital cost toilet.

Building Poverty

A working shower in 2017?

With the largest ever national Indigenous housing program (The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing) being rolled out there is the promise that housing and health will improve by…

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Show me the money!

Show me the money… The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing is very clear when it comes to stated goals and target numbers. The then current FaHCSIA Minister, Ms Jenny…

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Not just a hole in the ground

REMOVING WASTE SAFELY – The difference between a hole in the ground and effective sanitation. Recent work in Bangladesh highlights the important difference between building toilets and ensuring human waste…

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The washing machine debate

Why are washing machines so important?  some thoughts by Stephan Rainow, Nganampa Health Council (NHC) Skin Infection Chronic and recurrent skin infection is a major health problem for young…

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Water Innovation Challenge

THE DESIGNS AND FEEDBACK FROM THE WATER INNOVATION CHALLENGE By presenting feedback on the design work of the inaugural Water Innovation Challenge, 2014, Healthabitat acknowledges the skill and effort contained…

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