3D printing helps boost WASH components of humanitarian responses

3D printing (also called additive manufacturing) has been around for a number of years, but is only recently being utilized for new, innovative projects. From small trinkets to icing on cookies, all the way to construction materials and artificial limbs for amputees, 3D printing can be used in a number of different settings to create unique objects. Because of this success, 3D printing is now being seen as a useful addition to humanitarian responses. It has burst onto the humanitarian scene, helping people in a number of new, innovative ways.

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HappyTap Seeks to Drastically Improve Sanitation in Vietnam

The HappyTap is an invention developed by WaterSHED to address prevalent sanitation issues in Vietnam, specifically hand washing behavior. Sanitation related issues have been estimated to cost Vietnam 262 million dollars per year from hospital bills and productivity losses from absenteeism. Poor sanitation services and uninformed habits have contributed to a rise in diseases as urbanization packs people into cities already …

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