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“I am proud to be an Ethnic Minority Midwife!”

April 30, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Health care, Impact, Maternal & child health, MNCH, Vietnam Post a comment!

When I finished my training and came back to the village, I remember using my stethoscope to listen to a fetus’ heartbeat. It was amazing. The women in my village were so excited! I felt so good.

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Experiencing Yen Chau: Reflections from a Public Health Intern

March 29, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Health care, MNCH, Vietnam Post a comment!

How can individuals and communities achieve complete physical, mental, and social well-being? What are the barriers that prevent “optimal health”?

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Livable Cities Dispatches: WUF9

March 13, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Accessibility, Advocacy, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Urban Planning, Walking Post a comment!

Hear Livable Cities partners share highlights and learnings from World Urban Forum 9. 

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The Joy of Home Gardens

February 2, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Bangladesh, Healthy Eating, Nutrition Post a comment!

When I was young, I had a calendar with a picture of a terrace garden. Lack of space and knowledge used to keep me from creating a garden at home. But now that I know how to create an urban garden, I’m all set to turn that saved picture from that old calendar into reality.

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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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Girls’ education: A Mother’s Legacy

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

My mother wanted to fulfill her dreams through us. She was determined to provide us with a higher level of education so that we could be successful and independent.

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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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