Climate change, hot housing & health

October 15th, 2020

  • Australia
  • General
  • Media

Hot houses in hot climates can cause serious health issues. This was part of the discussion at an EcoFair in Alice Springs recently. The question was will Alice Springs region remains…

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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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New Housing Model for the NT?

July 30th, 2020

  • Australia
  • Government

Positive first steps to community housing In a first for the Northern Territory the four NT land councils met and agreed this week on a new community housing model for…

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CPC update – “This is the first time a promise has been kept”

July 20th, 2020

  • Community Plumbing Challenge
  • USA

Update on the latest CPC at Navajo Mountain, USA. Healthabitat and long term partners IAPMO have officially wrapped up, the CPC (Community Plumbing Challenge): Navajo Mountain in Arizona. This saw plumbers and other trades invited into tough places not just to write reports but to actually get their hands dirty and improve the living environment in tough situations.

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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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