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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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