Recent Blog Entries: Advocacy
They come in with fresh ideas and questions, full of energy and creativity. They are eager to learn and to gain new skills.
Activists have to learn to argue the case for tobacco taxation, so that bananas will no longer be cheaper than bidis (hand-rolled cigarettes).
Who says rural villages in Nepal can’t have great, love stories? And that I can’t write about them?
Our events include various types of playful activities in the streets, to raise awareness of how much more space—and fun—we could have if our streets weren’t clogged with cars.
My colleagues at Work for a Better Bangladesh have created a video about walking—and the involvement of young people in creating better pedestrian environments. HealthBridge partners around the world are supporting this movement.
Having grown up enjoying the beauty of Western Ghats in a small town of South India, moving to a highly dense city like Dhaka was a huge challenge. In contrast to the morning fog, roads meandering between the hills, coffee orchards and chirping birds, in the city lives were constrained and controlled by technology and machines.
Students, NGOs, institutes, and media: working together, can we solve some of Dhaka's endless traffic problems?
Sometimes we can move from complaint to action...and create a small but important improvement.
If Indian cities can succeed in reclaiming space from cars and giving it back to people...surely other cities can as well!
We estimate that through the Pakur project 159 neonatal deaths and 7 maternal deaths were averted. If the program in Pakur was scaled up to reach all of India, each year there would be 770,000 neonatal deaths and 32,000 maternal deaths averted.