Inadequate housing and poor living conditions are still one of the major causes of disease and death around the world.
This affects communities everywhere, from remote areas to urban centers in low to high income countries worldwide. Unfortunately, disciplines to address these problems are siloed, stunting the capacity to develop, implement, and evaluate multi-disciplinary projects that would enable wellness within families through more adequate housing.
Malaria kills over 1.2 million people annually, mostly African children under the age of five. Poorly designed irrigation and water systems, inadequate housing, poor waste disposal and water storage, deforestation and loss of biodiversity, all may be contributing factors to the most common vector-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis.
Our Mission is to optimize the positive impact of housing on health through interdisciplinary synergies.
The Health Through Housing Coalition (HtHC) is a platform where people from different fields, organizations, and communities come together to share knowledge, resources, and ideas for adequate and healthier housing. Through interdisciplinary collaboration we unlock the full potential of projects and solutions contributing to building healthy communities around the world.
Spearheaded by ARCHIVE Global, we are comprised of representatives from nonprofits and NGOs, academic institutions, public health experts, design professionals, multilateral organizations and more. Learn more about the coalition here. Join the coalition by becoming a member — it’s free!
Whether you are looking for information, exchange with professionals or enacting projects all around the world: you are in the right place.
Explore our diverse Resources center to learn about the intersection between health and the built environment. Learn about terms you’re not familiar with in our Glossary tab to the right.
Share your experiences, and learn about others’ on our Member Forum. Discover projects happening around the world, opportunities and challenges that people like you are encountering while doing work at the intersection of health and housing.
Translate knowledge into action by connecting with other members through our Member Directory to develop and implement projects together worldwide as multidisciplinary teams. Not ready to commit? Sign up for our Newsletter for updates on tools, resources and opportunities.
Check out what some of our members are up to!
Often, cities that are rapidly urbanizing wind up with informally built homes that are susceptible to holding disease vectors. This is the case in Savar, Bangladesh and in the nearby villages where most of the houses are characterized by dirt floors… read more
According to the WHO, open defecation causes a number of health risks and diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio. Poor sanitation also causes 280,000 diarrhea-related deaths… read more
ARCHIVE Global, in partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, DXA Studio, Wipe Out Malaria, and Ministry of Health and Social Services, aimed to improve health outcomes and reduce the incidences of malaria in rural Namibia through housing screening interventions… read more
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