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Recent Blog Entries: Maternal & child health

Monsoon rain and traffic jams: thoughts on women’s access to health care in rural Vietnam

July 26, 2016 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Healthy Eating, Maternal & child health, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

It got me thinking about how challenging it can be to access health services for those who live in a remote location, even without the added element of weather. 

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Fine-tuning how we measure results in our new maternal and child health project

June 30, 2016 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Maternal & child health, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

Addressing both the supply side (or availability and quality of services) and demand side (the decision and/or ability to access services) is what excites and motivates me about this MNCH project. 

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Until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes…

February 11, 2016 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

I was very inspired after this conversation and also somewhat humbled thinking that I would never have the same understanding as him of the barriers faced by families living in remote, rural areas. Nor would I have the same insights about how to overcome them.  

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LiST

January 29, 2016 By Peter Berti Advocacy, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

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.

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It’s all about our people

November 24, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Advocacy, Children, Cycling, Health care, Healthy Eating, Impact, India, Maternal & child health, NCDs, Nutrition, Walking Post a comment!

By HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald

There’s no doubt that HealthBridge has made an impact in the last year – HealthBridge in Vietnam has contributed to saving hundreds of lives by strengthening the country’s Tobacco Control and Alcohol Control laws, and ensuring their implementation through the National Strategy for NCD Control.  In Asia and Africa we have helped vulnerable people access public spaces and safe walking and cycling, for their physic

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What do the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for HealthBridge?

October 21, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Advocacy, Children, Livable Cities, Maternal & child health, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

The world has new development goals. On Sept. 25, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the world’s blueprint for development until 2030. Will the SDGs make a difference for HealthBridge? In some ways, certainly. 

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Pakur Mother and Child Project: how did we do?

October 14, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Impact, India, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

Three years ago HealthBridge and its partner EFICOR launched a program to improve maternal and child health in the Pakur district of India’s Jharkand State. What difference did our efforts make?

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Engaged

April 20, 2015 By Peter Berti Maternal & child health Post a comment!

We recently published an adequacy evaluation of a Red Cross maternal health program in Honduras.

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Health – whose right is it anyway?

April 14, 2015 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

By Sian FitzGerald

On the day of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ottawa, I cannot help but muse over the inequalities that will not be discussed during his visit. 

I am a mother, Phaeba is a mother and Demay is a mother. I was born in the UK, raised in Montreal,…

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DFATD Listens!

November 14, 2014 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, DFATD, Funding, Maternal & child health Post a comment!

By HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald

The Canadian Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Network spoke, and DFATD listened.

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