ARCHIVE Global: Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments

New York, New York, 10003 United States

Mission Statement

ARCHIVE Global is the only organization to date that specifically addresses the dual burden of poor health and poor housing worldwide. Our work informs global practices concerning health reforms and housing strategies in our rapidly urbanizing world. We build, we research, and we train communities to become safer, healthier places through innovative, cost effective, and socially responsible strategies and designs.

About This Cause

ARCHIVE Global (Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments) is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of global public health, design and housing. We believe that improved housing design is the solution for securing disease reduction and economic resilience in impoverished communities worldwide.

HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The world continues to spend billions on treatment-based models of disease control and prevention. While this approach has dramatically reduced disease rates, dependence on this narrow method is dangerously detrimental in the long-term. Preventative systems are essential to securing resilience and continued disease reduction.

ARCHIVE Global has developed an interdisciplinary approach that uses simple, innovative, and cost-effective strategies to respond to global health challenges. To date, our work has resulted in:

· Over 18,000 000 lives saved as a direct result of improved housing design around the world
· Life saving knowledge on the link between housing and disease extended to 500,000 beneficiaries through our public awareness campaigns
· Increased home value and better access to credit for direct beneficiaries of our work
· Greater school attendance and increased human capital development in beneficiary families
· Improved economic opportunities for individuals and households and an escape from persistent cyclic poverty for vulnerable communities

OUR MODEL
· Community Engagement and Education: We provide households with the resources and information needed to take simple measures to drastically reduce health risks within their home in addition to sourcing supporting the local economy through sourcing and education.
· Policy Advocacy: Inform and influence decision makers at all levels to create frameworks to protect vulnerable communities from the risks associated with substandard housing
· Construction for Disease Prevention: Facilitate practical home improvements including renovation of existing homes and building new, affordable dwellings

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
· MakingGoodDesign winner — AIANY Enya, 2016
· OpenIDEO Challenge winner — IDEO.org/Amplify, 2015
· “One of 8 Best Sustainability Ideas on the Planet” — Forbes, 2014
· Katerva Award for Urban Design — Katerva, 2013

ARCHIVE Global: Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments
111 Fifth Ave. 2Nd Floor
New York, New York 10003
United States
Phone 212 886 2267
Unique Identifier 205231643