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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How walking and placemaking are changing in Kathmandu

July 20, 2015

Our Livable Cities Director Kristie Daniel just had a post published in the blog of the Sustainable Cities Collective about life in Kathmandu post-earthquakes. She writes:

"Neighbours are spontaneously erecting signs that encouraging drivers to 'drive slow' on their streets, as they don’t want their houses (and fragile states of mind) shaken by speeding vehicles. 

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A busy year! See our annual report for 2014-15

June 17, 2015

From the Andes, where we helped advance the food security of indigenous peoples, to Asia, where we helped make cities amenable to better transportation, recreation and job opportunities for the poor, HealthBridge has pioneered sustainable solutions to the persistent problems of marginalization and unchecked growth. 

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Why not walk?

July 14, 2015 / By Debra Efroymson

Traveling from one place to another, if it is not particularly far, makes most sense on foot. Walking can be fun; it requires no parking space; it’s exercise; it allows for a full appreciation of the surrounding scenes; it costs nothing. Beyond all that, it just makes sense. 

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