Recent Blog Entries: Vietnam
We have a dream to make our cities cycle-friendly again. The TUMI Award gives us a chance to make our dream into reality. We are honoured and excited to have received the TUMI Award.
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.
How can individuals and communities achieve complete physical, mental, and social well-being? What are the barriers that prevent “optimal health”?
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.
Youth are taking the lead to promote maternal, newborn and child health through interactive street dramas in Nepal.
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.
It’s great to see the international progress on tobacco control…but also useful (albeit painful) to have the occasional reminder of how far we still have to go.
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!
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.