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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Phaeba Abraham Program Manager

Phaeba Abraham joined HealthBridge in January 2008 as Program Officer in India for the Livable Cities Program. Operating from Bhopal, she coordinates with partners to design, implement, and monitor the program. From October 2003 to November 2006, Phaeba worked with Evangelical Social Action Forum, a leading microfinance institute in India. She was responsible for needs assessment, resource mobilization and implementation of ESAFs’ pioneering work in Northern India, including its Gender Project with[…]

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Can advocacy succeed?

February 9, 2015 / By Debra Efroymson

People sometimes question the effectiveness of advocacy work, arguing that "It will never change anything." My own experience over many years of working with HealthBridge's Liveable Cities program in various countries shows that advocacy can in fact yield enormously important benefits for people's health and happiness.

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