In response to the need for better sanitation in rural Alaska, highlighted by COVID-19, our team developed a simpler version of the PASS technology, specifically for homes using wash basins and honey buckets. The gravity-fed handwashing station provides clean, flowing water for washing hands more effectively, allows for more water storage in the home, and encourages more frequent handwashing. The ventilated honey bucket pulls germs and odors out of the home at the source, bettering the indoor air quality throughout the entire home. The molded plastic seat is comfortable for sitting, and more stable to prevent tipping or spills. With simple, proven technology, Mini PASS meets rural Alaskan homeowners where they are, to help lead toward more healthy lives.
Funded in partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the CDC Foundation, and Tanana Chiefs Conference, nearly 400 Mini PASS units have been installed in homes across Alaska’s most rural communities.