HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

Projects: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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Current Projects


Saving lives of mothers and children in Nepal and Vietnam

Location: Banke District, Nepal; Son La Province, Vietnam

Timeline: April 2016 - 2020

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Nepal and Vietnam have poorer access to health care, and higher rates of maternal and child mortality than most countries. And in some regions of the two countries the infant mortality rate is twice that of the national average. HealthBridge will work collaboratively with local governments in Nepal and Vietnam to strengthen existing health systems and improve nutrition.

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Research to Engage Communities and Health systems (REACH- MNCH) in Tanzania

Location: Iringa region, Tanzania

Timeline: September 2015 - April 2020

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

We are looking at how poverty, gender and living in rural areas contribute to delays in access to, and the quality of, maternal and child healthcare. Interventions to address these barriers will also be identified. 

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Past Projects


3M Project: Men using Mobile Phones to Improve Maternal Health

Location: Pakur, India

Timeline: Sept 2014 - March 2016

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

The project is developing and pilot testing a mobile health (mHealth) application to engage and educate men on maternal health care, with the overall aim of increasing women’s utilization of essential maternal health care services. 

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The Pakur mother and child survival project

Location: Pakur, India

Timeline: 2011-2015

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

The project worked to strengthen the rural health care system, increase care-seeking behaviour, and increase the engagement of men in supporting the health of their wives and children.

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Protecting the rights of domestic workers in Vietnam: Research and media engagement to support policy development

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Timeline: December 2013-January 2014

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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Protecting the rights of domestic workers in Vietnam: Strengthening the engagement of media, civil society and government to support policy development

Location: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Timeline: July-December 2012 and July – November 2013

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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Reducing Vietnamese migrants’ and immigrants vulnerability to HIV

Location: Nghe An, Vietnam

Timeline: 2009-2010

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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A safe return – changing attitudes and traditions in Vietnam

Location: Thai Binh, Vietnam

Timeline: June 2006-September 2008

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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Canada Southeast Asia regional HIV/AIDS project

Location: Cambodia, Lao, PDR, Thailand, Vietnam

Timeline: 2004-2008

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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Promoting male responsibility towards greater gender equality

Location: Bangladesh, India and Vietnam

Timeline: Nov 2004-June 2008

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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Promotion of family planning among ethnic minority people

Location: Thai Nguyen, Vietnam

Timeline: January 2005-August 2006

Program: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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