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Tobacco taxes must rise in Vietnam

June 7, 2017 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

The Report Card recommends that the Vietnamese government increase tobacco tax at a rate higher than the combination of inflation and income growth so that tobacco demand will be curbed over time.

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HB Vietnam at Global Cancer Congress 2016

January 18, 2017 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Healthbridge Vietnam staff delivered three presentations at the Global Cancer Congress 2016, held in Paris from Oct 31 to Nov 3, 2016. 

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HealthBridge is new secretariat for global tobacco control alliance, FCA

February 4, 2016 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention, Other

On Jan. 1, 2016, HealthBridge became the secretariat for the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (FCA). 

FCA played an instrumental role as civil society’s representative at the creation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and today has nearly 500 member organizations in more than 100 countries. HealthBridge and FCA have collaborated on numerous projects over the years. 

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Treat e-cigarettes differently, argues HB board member

September 8, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other 'nicotine-yielding products' should be taxed differently based on their level of risk, says a recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by HealthBridge Board Member Emeritus, David Sweanor .

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Vietnam NCD Alliance launched!

August 27, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald spoke at the launch of the Vietnam National NCD Alliance in Hanoi on Aug. 26. 

Sian noted that in 2012 the number of deaths worldwide due to NCDs was 38 million, accounting for 68% of total deaths, and that 80% of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries. 

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A busy year! See our annual report for 2014-15

June 17, 2015 Filed under Livable Cities, Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention, Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Health, Nutrition & Food Security

From the Andes, where we helped advance the food security of indigenous peoples, to Asia, where we helped make cities amenable to better transportation, recreation and job opportunities for the poor, HealthBridge has pioneered sustainable solutions to the persistent problems of marginalization and unchecked growth. 

Read all the details here. 

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Latest news from the NCD and Poverty Research Network

April 29, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Why Worry about Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs)? Are Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Other Junk Food Regressive or Progressive? 

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HB finds higher economic costs of smoking in Vietnam

March 31, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Smoking cost Vietnam's economy $1.2 billion in 2011, or 0.97% of the country's gross domestic product, according to a new study led by HB Vietnam Country Director Pham Thi Hoang Anh.

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Article on tobacco packs warnings in India quotes HealthBridge

February 25, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

HealthBridge Special Advisor Shoba John was quoted in the media - again - recently. This time the subject was graphic warnings on cigarette packages in India.

"Government needs to prioritise the nation's health over narrow commercial interests," the article, in the Business Standard online, quoted Shoba saying. 

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HealthBridge Advisor quoted on smoking in movies

February 13, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

HealthBridge Special Advisor Shoba John was quoted in a recent article in The Canadian Press about smoking in movies. 

Shoba, who is based in India, said that rules against smoking in Indian movies have been watered down, but still have some impact. 

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