Asepsis was born inside the walls of a classroom at the George Washington University, after its founders – Evan Young and Maz Obuz – discovered the hidden epidemic of the sanitation crisis. Using the best practices from NGOs and social enterprises around the world as well as the latest developments in the sanitation field, they were able to develop a sustainable, low-cost approach to inadequate sanitation access in urban slums that would be known as Project Dharavi.
Project Dharavi went on to become a recipient of the GW Upstart D-Prize grant as well as receiving the Best International Venture award in the GW Business Plan Competition, where it also placed third overall. The team was also an attendee at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in March of 2015, where it made it to the finals of the Resolution Project.
Since then, Asepsis began to take shape as an organization that fights the sanitation crisis from every angle, seeking to raise awareness, develop, and advocate for better solutions on a community-by-community basis. Our network consists of dedicated public health experts, researchers, engineers, and organizations across the world, working together for a better tomorrow.