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Learning tolerance through others

October 15, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Bangladesh, Children, Gender, Socializing Post a comment!

There was no red lipstick and no fancy saree. There were only malnourished girls living in poverty.

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Laughter and learning about nutrition for mothers and infants in Vietnam’s highlands

October 11, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Healthy Eating, Maternal & child health, MNCH, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

These workshops provide local health workers an opportunity to enhance their understanding of nutritional needs for mothers and infants through fun and interactive activies, including the hands-on food demonstrations.

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Street dramas for health

September 29, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Gender, Health care, Impact, Maternal & child health, MNCH, Nepal, Vietnam Post a comment!

Youth are taking the lead to promote maternal, newborn and child health through interactive street dramas in Nepal.

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(Un)Healthy canteen: My excuse for obesity

September 26, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Bangladesh, Dhaka, Education, Healthy Eating, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

Being a university student with a hard-pressed schedule, he finds he has no time for anything but burgers, French fries and other processed foods.

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Interns!

September 19, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Advocacy, Bangladesh Post a comment!

They come in with fresh ideas and questions, full of energy and creativity. They are eager to learn and to gain new skills.

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Girls’ education: A Mother’s Legacy

August 22, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Post a comment!

“If you go to school with your brothers, who will help me with the household work?"

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Boosting nutrition and women’s empowerment through home gardening

August 13, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Agriculture, Health care, Malnutrition, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

At the end of the trial, we found a significant difference in diet diversity and quantity of nutritious food consumed by women and children compared to the control group.

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Which is more fearsome: tigers or cars?

August 1, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Bangladesh, Cars, Cities, Dhaka, Livable Cities Post a comment!

On 29 July we celebrate International Tiger Day in Dhaka. This raises the question: how would you prefer to die, by tiger attack or by poison?

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Does anyone actually eat this stuff?

July 17, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

Tobacco, alcohol, junk food, sugary beverages—at least part of their appeal is how heavily they are pushed.

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Viva adolescent health!

June 27, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Maternal & child health, MNCH Post a comment!

This conference was a call to action for government and NGOs to tackle the barriers preventing adolescents from achieving optimal health.

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