Slumming It?

Slum living is rapidly growing worldwide. Slum populations are estimated to grow by 500 million people between 2010-2020. Most slum growth is occurring in the ...
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World Cup Fever: Dengue

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has officially started in Brazil, and for the next month frenzied fans across the globe will be stationed in front ...
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Notes from the Field: Bangladesh

When we first traveled to Bangladesh to visit the neighboring villages of Panpara and Naya Para back in February, we were there to oversee the ...
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Photos from Shajjad: A Cloud of Dust

Being the capital of a developing country with rapid urbanization, Dhaka is experiencing frequent construction and reconstruction of various types throughout the year and all ...
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CommonGround.org and the Green and Healthy Expo

Today ARCHIVE Global was in attendance of the Green and Healthy Exposition. The Expo, which took place at Common Ground’s Times Square building, brought together ...
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World Health Assembly Renews Focus

The World Health Assembly (WHA) has once again called on its Member States and the global health community to take action against some of the …

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Flooding and the Threat of Infectious Disease

Of all the natural disasters, flooding is both the most common and the most likely to affect developed and developing countries alike. Flooding poses significant …

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This Week: The 67th World Health Assembly

This week the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA), the governing authority of the World Health Organization (WHO), will convene in Geneva, Switzerland, where the WHA’s …

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World Health Day 2014: Vector-Borne Diseases

This Monday, April 7, is World Health Day, marking the 66th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme for this …

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Vote for ARCHIVE for the Katerva People’s Choice Award

So if you haven’t heard, ARCHIVE Global won the 2013 Katerva Award for Urban Design. Katerva is a five year old nonprofit whose award has …

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Fighting Childhood Obesity Through School Design

This week, the New York Times reported that federal authorities revealed a 43 percent decline in the obesity rate among children aged 2 to 5 …

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Housing Rights for New Yorkers

Until a month ago, a young woman* lived in a 36 unit, 6-floor walk up in north Brooklyn. The building was built in 1917. The …

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Construction in Haiti: Unfinished Business

In Haiti, it would seem progress moves at a snail’s pace, especially construction. A look into the mentality surrounding standards of construction and maintenance can …

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The Limits of Telemedicine in the Developing World

Scholars and health professionals alike have promoted telemedicine as a cost-effective way for patients in developing countries to gain access to basic medical care and …

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The Grass is not Greener on the Septic Tank

In the 1800s Lowndes County, Alabama had booming plantations powered by slaves and produced cash crops like cotton. When slavery ended in the 1860s, in …

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Housing, Health and Happiness

Are you happy? If yes, what makes you happy? Does your level of happiness change from Monday to Tuesday based on your environment? Numerous surveys …

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Egypt’s City of the Dead

When one mentions Egypt’s city of the dead, first things that come to mind are mummies, temples and tombs in the timeless exotic lands of …

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Public and Informal: Open Space for the Urban Poor

Nearly 6 million people migrate to slums annually leaving cities stressed for space and resources. Today there are 1 billion slum dwellers in need of …

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Dirt, Health, and Poop

What if I told you that in every gram of poop you can find: 100 parasitic eggs, 1,000 parasitic cysts 1,000,000 bacteria 10,000,000 viruses (UNICEF) …

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Marketing Away the Winged Scourge

Better known for charming children’s classics like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, it comes as a surprise that Walt Disney also dabbled in the production of …

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Behavioral Economics and Health: Getting It Right

Let’s face the facts. Human beings don’t always make the best decisions. I usually wake up intending on eating healthy meals. This afternoon while out …

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A Conversation with Esther Boucicault, founder of FEBS Haiti

Esther Boucicault founded FEBS [Fondation Esther Boucicault Stanislas] in 1996 shortly after she was diagnosed with HIV, having lost her first husband and young son …

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What Do You Love about Home?

We value different things within our homes. Our kitchen. Our bed. Our couch to come back to after a long day of work. Check out …

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What Drives Us: Social Entrepreneurship Today

“This is what drives us,” he said, “this is why we do what we do.” The speaker’s words resonated in the back of my head …

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The Mosquito Man: Bart Knols Talks Fighting Malaria

World Mosquito Day, a vehicle of the fight against malaria, is coming up in August. We’re on board with international recognition of this day’s importance. …

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Set your own targets! We’re hiring!!

  So it’s not often that we use the H-word but when we do, boy do we take it seriously. More than the need to …

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Chagas: A Tropical Disease Born in the Home

Above: The disease is spread through vector species known as triatomine bugs. (Image: Jim Gathany) A little known tropical disease, Chagas was recently compared to …

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ARCHIVE Global welcomes new Chief Operating Officer

It’s been a long time in planning, but on January 21, 2013 ARCHIVE Global appointed its first Chief Operating Officer to help lead the organization’s …

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Warm and Clean Houses

The extremely low temperatures that populations must endure every winter are the cause of a number of respiratory diseases and, if not treated on time …

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