What We Do

Inadequate housing makes it impossible for people, particularly vulnerable and at-risk communities, to achieve health.

ARCHIVE Global (Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments) is an award-winning international organization that uses housing design as a key preventative strategy in improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities around the world. Through simple, innovative, and cost-effective built environment interventions paired with community health awareness campaigns, our research has proven that these strategies improve the health-outcomes of our beneficiaries.

Learn more about Our Story.

Our Work

Each of our projects focuses on one specific health concern and one specific built intervention to improve the targeted health concern, and encompass research, the design of the built environment, and advocacy. Communities of need exist in both developing and developed countries, and our projects reflect that. Explore all of our Work.

Handwashing Stations to Combat COVID-19 in Savar, Bangladesh
Savar, Bangladesh
Mud to Mortar
Savar and Dhamrai Upazila, Bangladesh
Ekibada: Our Periods Matter
Maina Parish, Mayuge District, Uganda
Health and Housing in Haiti
Saint-Marc, Haiti
Building Malaria Prevention
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Building Sanitation in Idenau
Idenau Municipality, Cameroon
Sanitation for Health in Delhi
Aya Nagar, Delhi, India
Happy Healthy Households
Brent and Newham, London, UK
Breathe Easy Camden
Camden County, New Jersey, United States
Active Aging in NYC: Design for Health
New York, NY, USA
CHAI Mosquito-Proof Housing in Namibia
Districts of Mashosho, Simanya, Onoonga, Oupale, Onandjamba A, Omatako, Namibia
Building out Chagas
Healthy Air, Healthy Living
Oromia, Ethiopia

News & Insights

Stay informed with updates, projects, reports, and upcoming events on the ARCHIVE Instagram Feed.

After recent floods, the UN Chief in Pakistan told the BBC:
“Pakistan is not responsible for this crisis, this was a product of climate change, this was caused by those that are populating the atmosphere with greenhouse gasses. The G20, the biggest economies in the world, they represent 80% of the emissions, Pakistan less than 1%.”

Climate-related events such as rising temperatures, changing weather patterns, and flooding can lead to water contamination, food insecurity, and create environmental conditions where communicable diseases flourish.

More about Pakistan floods here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62907449
Our blog about how climate change affects health is linked here: https://archiveglobal.org/climate-change-human-health/
#pakistanflood #climatechange #humanhealth #ARCHIVEGlobal #sustainability #environment

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How many times have you filled out a form that required your home address? Probably more than you can count: IDs, job applications, medical records, access to social services, etc. And it makes sense, your address is how all of these documents find their way back to you.

But what happens when you don’t own an address?
This is a problem that tens of millions of India’s slum dwellers share. More about their struggles and potential solutions here: https://www.goodgoodgood.co/articles/google-plus-code-address
#adressesoffuture #slums #ARCHIVEGlobal #ARCHIVEglobal #housing #informalsettlements #pluscodebygoogle

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Did you know #health #inequities are increasing, especially in #cities around the world, and are one of the greatest #equity challenges for #urban #environmental #health?
This is why ARCHIVE Global joined @IS_UrbanHealth ACE project aiming at solving the #equity gap in #cities!
#ace4equity #acceleratingequity #healthequity

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On the Blog

Find out the latest in health and the built environment on our Blog Feed.

COVID-19 Reminds Us of the Role of Housing in the Fight for Women's Equality

COVID-19 has brought the issue of housing to the forefront as the world was instructed to shelter in place. Unfortunately, the effects of this pandemic have been disproportionately worse for women around the world and has been hard-hitting in key areas like financial stability and economic growth, health and safety, and has hindered progress in […]

Interview with Mario Novas, Director of Hacer Mucho Con Poco

In February, ARCHIVE hosted an exclusive screening of the film Hacer Mucho Con Poco, offering an exciting and inspiring look at a new “architectural movement” coming out of Ecuador. The film focused on how the discipline can be made more accessible through creative uses of local materials and new approaches to funding. Hacer Mucho Con […]

Architecture and Global Health: Demonstrating the Links

The built environment mediates our exposure to the outer world, yet how it does so is rarely discussed- probably because there is little credible evidence in the first place on how exactly actions in the built environment affect health, nutrition, or other spheres of life. How should such a conversation begin? The work that ARCHIVE does in low- […]


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