Preventing Malaria through Housing Design

May 13, 2015

Malaria remains one of the most serious vector borne diseases in the world. In response to the need for the application of strategies to prevent malaria transmission in vulnerable communities, ARCHIVE Global takes an approach to curb infection directly through housing design, combining the fields of architecture and public health in Cameroon’s poorest urban communities. Working with local partner organizations in Cameroon, the organization improves the design of 250+ households, trains 4,000 residents in home improvements, and increases malaria awareness and prevention among nearly 60,000 residents. In doing so, they hope to provide further evidence for the practical application of housing improvements as a central strategy for the control of malaria and other diseases globally.

Olivia Yost (ARCHIVE Global)
Peter Williams (ARCHIVE Global)
Presented at: 
2015 AIA / ACSA Intersections Symposium
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

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