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Livable Cities Video Blog: Public Spaces in Nepal

September 10, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, 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 the role that public spaces played during the Nepal earthquake.  She highlights recent research that shows there are not enough open spaces in the city for people to be able to access an open space from home quickly in…

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Livable Cities Video Blog:  Parks and Open Spaces

September 3, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, 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 why parks and open spaces are important and why they are under threat in developing countries.

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Livable Cities video blog: Nepal earthquake 2015

July 23, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, 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 the situation in Nepal after the recent earthquake.

 

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Dispatches from the Livable Cities program

June 25, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Socializing Post a comment!

This is the first in a series of video blogs by Livable Cities Program Director Kristie Daniel.

Kristie introduces the program and briefly touches on the situation in Nepal after the recent earthquake.

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HealthBridge Partners Compete for Walking Visionary Awards

June 9, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Advocacy, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Walking Post a comment!

By Kristie Daniel.
The Walking Visionaries Awards highlight new ideas, big and small, that will help make walkable, livable communities.

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Chai in a mud cup

April 17, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Happiness Post a comment!

By Sian FitzGerald

Rural India – poor, backwards, destitute… that is the image that so many people have. There is poverty, that is true, and there is lack of services, lack of education especially for girls. But there is also beauty, peace, kindness and vitality. Part of that vitality is the ritual of local chai shops. 

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Health – whose right is it anyway?

April 14, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

By Sian FitzGerald

On the day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ottawa, I cannot help but muse over the inequalities that will not be discussed during his visit. 

I am a mother, Phaeba is a mother and Demay is a mother. I was born in the UK, raised in Montreal,…

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DFATD Listens!

November 14, 2014 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, DFATD, Funding, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

By HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald

The Canadian Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Network spoke, and DFATD listened.

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Tanzania

September 26, 2013 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Post a comment!

Guest posting from Rachelle Desrochers Report from the field: Teaching GIS mapping in Tanzania: A lesson in overcoming barriers View from the workshop (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College)

I am on my way out of Moshi, Tanzania after spending a little over a week in a capacity-building workshop at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College. It’s…

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