Mtwara Region, Tanzania

Star Homes

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The Star Homes Project consists of 110 identical, single-family 'Star Homes’ constructed across 60 different villages in rural Mtwara, one of the more underdeveloped regions of Tanzania, with a high incidence of malaria, respiratory tract infections, and diarrhea. The Star Home is designed by an interdisciplinary team of architects, public health specialists, and entomologists and combines a series of design interventions to improve family health into a single house. These houses form the basis of a trial, which aims to provide robust data to show whether improved housing can improve family health.