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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Radio – The links between housing and health

January 20th, 2020

  • Australia
  • Media

Listen to HH Director Paul Torzillo on ABC’s RN radio program talking about the links between Housing and Health. Now the World Health Organisation has launched its guidelines for housing and health. And the link between the two is strong.

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Student Reflection – Bobbie Bayley on Nepal

January 7th, 2020

  • Nepal

Architecture student Bobbie Bayley’s cartoon of her whirlwind journey on a Healthabitat sanitation studio to Nepal to learn about sanitation that put our architectural skills to good use outside of the theoretical classroom.

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Plumbers Reflection – Bob Sheridan on Nepal

January 6th, 2020

  • Nepal
  • Sanitation Studio

Architecture student Bobbie Bayley quizzes colleague and plumber Bob Sheridan about the latest Sanitation Studio in Nepal.

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Ongoing maintenance for toilets in Diepsloot

March 19th, 2019

  • Community Plumbing Challenge
  • Overcrowding
  • South Africa

“Sometimes toilets and taps are not working for months and even years, if we don’t fix them, no one will.” – Lerato Monama HH was invited by the already working…

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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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Global guidelines for Housing and Health

March 4th, 2019

  • Australia
  • General
  • Government
  • Media
  • Overcrowding

The Housing for Health incubator recently invited and heard from David Jacobs, Chief Scientist, National Center for Healthy Housing, United States on the recently launch World Health Organization’s (WHO) Housing and health guidelines….

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FINAL REPORT Community Plumbing Challenge: Navajo Nation

March 4th, 2019

  • Community Plumbing Challenge
  • Overcrowding
  • USA

Now in its’ fourth year of challenges where licenced plumbers and other trades are invited into tough places to make real changes, this year the Housing for Health survey-fix process…

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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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Student Reflections – Sanitation Studio Nepal 2018

January 29th, 2019

  • Nepal
  • Sanitation Studio

Reflection and photos by Sahibajot Kaur I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I stepped onto the tarmac at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, fumbled my way through immigration and…

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Sago Studio 2019 PNG – applications open!

November 12th, 2018

  • General
  • Papa New Guinea

Sago Network has been working for a number of years in partnership with local communities throughout Australia’s closest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, to tackle the community development challenge of improving…

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