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Recent Blog Entries: Vietnam

Making dreams into reality

May 29, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Cycling, Livable Cities, Vietnam Post a comment!

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. 

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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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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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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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Coffee without cigarettes?

April 18, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Smoke-free, Tobacco control, Vietnam Post a comment!

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.

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Getting creative: using games to deliver malnutrition messages

April 4, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Healthy Eating, Malnutrition, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

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!  

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An ode to mixed use

March 21, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Cars, Cities, Exercise, Livable Cities, Urban Planning, Vietnam, Walking Post a comment!

Neighbourhoods that combine a mix of housing, shops, and other amenities make life easier and reduce unnecessary travel, key ingredients to a livable city!

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The Catch-22 of infant nutrition and safe childbirth in Son La, Vietnam

February 15, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Health care, Maternal & child health, MNCH, Monitoring, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

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.

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