HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

Our Impact

In Bolivia, we have helped over 500 families improve their chicken and sheep farming practices. In coming years they will be eating more eggs, milk and meat, and enjoying improved health.

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In rural India, more than 9,000 men and women were educated about maternal and child health. With men’s support, 20% more women gave birth in a health facility and 19% more women received ante-natal care.

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In Vietnam we helped save traditional markets in Hanoi from destruction. This means 270,000 residents still have access to healthy, fresh food and 2,700 vendors retain their livelihoods. 

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Staff spotlight

Debra Efroymson Regional Director

Debra joined HealthBridge as a consultant in 1995 and later became full-time. In her role as Regional Director she provides support to different programs (livable cities, tobacco control and NCD prevention, and gender and reproductive health). Based in Bangladesh, she works particularly with HealthBridge’s Asian partner organizations. Her work includes research, training, writing and advising organizations in a range of countries. In the last several[…]

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Celebrating moms everywhere

May 22, 2015

HealthBridge was celebrated at a Mother's Day event on Parliament Hill recently. HB Executive Director Sian Fitzgerald and Det'may Murmu of Pakur, India were featured on one of a number of posters created for an event called Through Her Eyes, organized by the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).

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Bike Host program gets a leg up

May 21, 2015

The Bike Host program of the Healthy Transportation Coalition can roll a little faster now thanks to a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation.

The free program is designed to match newcomers to Canada interested in cycling with Canadian resident mentors who cycle regularly.  It will run in Ottawa's Bayshore community, in July-August 2015. 

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Markets vs. supermarkets

May 15, 2015 / By Debra Efroymson

Helping people make healthy food choices requires access to sellers of fruits and vegetables...preferably without the temptation of buying ultra-processed food. Markets do just that and are great for local economies, but can pose a threat to big business, and thus can be subject to bans. But we can fight back.

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