Recent Blog Entries: Advocacy
Who says rural villages in Nepal can’t have great, love stories? And that I can’t write about them?
Our events include various types of playful activities in the streets, to raise awareness of how much more space—and fun—we could have if our streets weren’t clogged with cars.
My colleagues at Work for a Better Bangladesh have created a video about walking—and the involvement of young people in creating better pedestrian environments. HealthBridge partners around the world are supporting this movement.
Having grown up enjoying the beauty of Western Ghats in a small town of South India, moving to a highly dense city like Dhaka was a huge challenge. In contrast to the morning fog, roads meandering between the hills, coffee orchards and chirping birds, in the city lives were constrained and controlled by technology and machines.
Students, NGOs, institutes, and media: working together, can we solve some of Dhaka's endless traffic problems?
Sometimes we can move from complaint to action...and create a small but important improvement.
If Indian cities can succeed in reclaiming space from cars and giving it back to people...surely other cities can as well!
We estimate that through the Pakur project 159 neonatal deaths and 7 maternal deaths were averted. If the program in Pakur was scaled up to reach all of India, each year there would be 770,000 neonatal deaths and 32,000 maternal deaths averted.
Promoting health requires government policies to reduce the ability of corporations to promote health-damaging products. In order to build the skills of its network members, HealthBridge's local partner held a workshop a couple days ago...in which the main presenters were people with disabilities.
By HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald
There’s no doubt that HealthBridge has made an impact in the last year – HealthBridge in Vietnam has contributed to saving hundreds of lives by strengthening the country’s Tobacco Control and Alcohol Control laws, and ensuring their implementation through the National Strategy for NCD Control. In Asia and Africa we have helped vulnerable people access public spaces and safe walking and cycling, for their physic