Introducing the project and Gravit’eau to the Swiss public

On the 17th of June, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) opened its doors for the public to visit its new building in Allschwil and at the same time celebrate the institute’s 80th anniversary. The event was a full-blown success with over 6’000 people attending. Visitors could join over 40 activities, listen to a diverse set of lectures and enjoy food from many different food stalls.

The hands4health project was also represented with a stand, where people could learn about our project, play games and wash their hands at the Gravit’eau handwashing station. Perfectly situated between the food stalls and the camels, many people, young and old, came to wash their hands and inquire about the project. Especially the children loved to use the Gravit’eau, and the adults were very fascinated with the contexts we work in. Overall, it was a big success and many more people now know about the hands4health project.

You can watch Swiss TPH’s promotional video on the Open House here. The Gravit’eau station – the innovative handwashing stations that hands4health is implementing in primary schools (Nigeria) and health care facilities (Mali, Burkina Faso) – can be seen at the time mark of 01:07.