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Food security and malnutrition: Reflections on the project in uplands Vietnam

June 15, 2016 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Agriculture, Healthy Eating, Malnutrition, Nutrition, Thailand, Vietnam Post a comment!

As the Field to Fork project has now wrapped up, Ky – Research Officer at HealthBridge Vietnam – has offered some insights into project achievements in Son La and Hue province of Vietnam.

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Let’s regain our public spaces

June 9, 2016 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Advocacy, Cars, Dhaka, Exercise, Funding, Happiness, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

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. 

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Until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes…

February 11, 2016 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

I was very inspired after this conversation and also somewhat humbled thinking that I would never have the same understanding as him of the barriers faced by families living in remote, rural areas. Nor would I have the same insights about how to overcome them.  

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Board member will double your donation for our project Small Animals, Big Changes

December 18, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Agriculture, Bolivia, Nutrition Post a comment!

Sian FitzGerald

Please help us to help farm families in Bolivia

By Sian FitzGerald, HealthBridge Executive Director

As 2015 comes to an end we are short about $45,000 for our Small Animals Big Changes project. However, thanks to the generosity of one of our Board members, we can make up that shortfall extra fast. 

Our…

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It’s all about our people

November 24, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Advocacy, Children, Cycling, Health care, Healthy Eating, Impact, India, Maternal & child health, NCDs, Nutrition, Walking Post a comment!

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

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Livable Cities Video Blog: Public Markets in Nepal

November 11, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, NCDs, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

This is part of a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

Kristie describes recent research that mapped the locations where people can purchase fresh vegetables in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.  Results showed that there are not enough permanent markets in the city, and that mobile vendors play an…

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Planning for a child’s smile

November 10, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Exercise, Happiness, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning Post a comment!

Senior Project Officer in our Vietname office, Dinh Dang Hai, describes how vehicles have utterly transformed Hanoi, and what he and his colleagues decided to do about it:

"The story of Vietnamese children learning to walk and learning to smile made us think about what we, at HealthBridge, could do to change their situation. In 2010, we decided to start in Hoian, a small and beautiful city in the middle of Vietnam, with multiple strategies for advocacy."

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What do the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for HealthBridge?

October 21, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Advocacy, Children, Livable Cities, Maternal & child health, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

The world has new development goals. On Sept. 25, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the world’s blueprint for development until 2030. Will the SDGs make a difference for HealthBridge? In some ways, certainly. 

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Pakur Mother and Child Project: how did we do?

October 14, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Impact, India, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

Three years ago HealthBridge and its partner EFICOR launched a program to improve maternal and child health in the Pakur district of India’s Jharkand State. What difference did our efforts make?

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Video: Step lively - Kathmandu’s walking environment

September 22, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning, Walking Post a comment!

This is part of a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

In this blog, Kristie describes some of the challenges in the walking environment in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.  She notes some of the work being done by a Nepali NGO to improve the situation.

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