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

Our Impact

In Bolivia, we have helped 165 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

Peter R. Berti Deputy Director / Nutrition Advisor

Peter joined HealthBridge in 1998. As Nutrition Advisor he is responsible for ensuring the technical quality of all of HealthBridge’s work in food and nutrition research and programming. Much of his work has been in the Americas (Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil) where he has conducted research and managed programmes in food system research, nutritional assessment and food fortification.   His current work emphasizes[…]

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In the news

Changing mobility patterns, rising chronic diseases: lessons from Delhi

September 23, 2014

HealthBridge India Programme Director, Shoba John, co-authored this article on the challenges to physical activity and access to healthy food posed by urban design and mobility planning in Delhi.

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From the blog

Better

October 2, 2014 / By Peter Berti

Last night I gave a guest lecture to a third year nutrition class at the University of Ottawa. The students are in the program to become dietitians and my role was to talk to them a bit about nutrition issues in low income countries.

As part of the lecture I showed them the following slide, which explains why malnutrition is important (because it is responsible for one-third[…]

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