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Participants buzzed as they discussed possible answers, laughed and cheered when they scored points and sighed when they didn’t. It was just like a TV game show!
Neighbourhoods that combine a mix of housing, shops, and other amenities make life easier and reduce unnecessary travel, key ingredients to a livable city!
Partners and HealthBridge staff from Bangladesh, India and Nepal gathered in Bangalore, Jan 28-Feb 1, 2017, for the 2nd Livable Cities Meet.
But, what if hospital-based deliveries are associated with lower rates of optimal breastfeeding practices? This is the situation in Son La. Through our needs and baseline assessments we interviewed over 400 women and found that – by some measurements – delivering in a district or provincial hospital was associated with less optimal breastfeeding practices.
Life for pedestrians in Ho Chi Minh City is a little safer now thanks to measures undertaken by the local government, working with HealthBridge Vietnam and World Resource Institute (WRI).
The mayor of Dhaka north is following through with his commitment to create carfree streets ...
It is too easy to believe that only those of us with "respectable" professions make a contribution in the world, and to believe that we should be entitled to all the respect...
Thousands of people take to these streets playing traditional games, skating and running, meeting neighbours and making new connections.
Cyclists and pedestrians have been literally squeezed out. Crossing the road has become a high risk sport, not for the faint of heart. Do the Vietnamese notice this loss of their own public spaces? I am not sure; climbing out of poverty is probably more pressing.
Ethnic minority women in Vietnam have reported feeling sad and afraid delivering in health facilities without their husbands. A gender-sensitive approach to the promotion of health facility deliveries needs to account for this, which is why HealthBridge is conducting training on the importance of incorporating men into maternal healthcare service delivery.