Horizon International works to find and advance solutions in the interconnected areas of health, the environment, population and economic well-being and, in recent years, is concentrating on addressing water and sanitation and hygiene problems and solutions. The non-profit NGO is based at Yale where it has been a guest of the University since 1992. From 1987 until 2006 it had an office at Harvard University.
Multimedia programs including a solutions site at http://www.solutions-site.org, which is the organizations main web presence, an oceans website at http://www.magicporthole.org, and international TV programs, many of which can be viewed on YouTube atwww.youtube.com/user/jselendy and, in low resolution, at http://www.horizoninternationaltv.org/, other educational materials, lectures, conference participation and consultations are means employed to achieve its goals.
Horizon’s recent effort is the production of the book, Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions and Preventive Measures, a Wiley-Blackwell collaboration with Horizon International, for which Horizon’s head, Janine M. H. Selendy, is Editor.
The book was written by 59 experts from the fields of public health, medicine, epidemiology, environmental health, climate change, environmental engineering, and population research.
The comic book is available for FREE At: http://www.solutions-site.org/sites/default/files/WASH%204%20All%201%20090314.pdf
On September 16, 2014, Horizon International launched the publication of “Schoolchildren Battle Malaria and Other Diseases,” the first edition of “WASH 4 All,” a comic book series being offered for free throughout the world.
“WASH 4 ALL” (water, sanitation and hygiene for all) comic book series and short animated cartoon videos are being produced by Horizon International, an NGO based at Yale University, New Haven, CT, in collaboration with the media service of Beautiful Feet International (MediaBFI), a non-profit organization based in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The comics are being created to positively engage youths in the fight against diseases related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
The 12-page colored comic book, draws upon the content of Horizon’s book and its accompanying DVDs, “Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions and Preventive Measures.”