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This report presents the outcomes of our 2012 peer exchange to Nepal to look at how the World Habitat Award winner, Housing for Health (Australia), have transferred their approach to another country.

This report showcases the work of the Housing for Health programme in Australia, introduces the application of its health principles within the Nepal Village Sanitation Programme and also includes information about the BSHF-funded peer exchange which took place in Nepal in October 2012.

The World Habitat Award was presented to Healthabitat’s Housing for Health programme in Australia at the United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day in 2011.

This inspiring programme, established in 1999 to improve the health of indigenous people in Australia, ensures access to safe and well-functioning housing and an improved living environment. The Nine Healthy Living Practices pioneered through the project are now part of current federal and state government policy in Australia and the principles have already been transferred to Nepal and the United States of America.

Further information about this award-winning project can be found here.  Additional related documents can be downloaded via the links at the bottom of this page.

Related Documents

Collection of Participants’ Perspectives

Article in Human Organization Journal

10 years of Housing for Health in NSW

Evaluation of Fixing Houses for Better Health projects

Arubot & Dandegaun Villages Toilet Handover

Nepal Sanitation Studio

Village Sanitation Programme Nepal


Related World Habitat Awards projects


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