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Death and disease from largely preventable and treatable illnesses continue to affect people and communities living in vulnerable situations. Malnutrition, infectious and non-communicable diseases, and emerging epidemics have devastating effects on communities where people have little or no access to health services or public spaces.

You can change this.

Your tax-deductible donation directly contributes to our efforts in improving access to health services, public spaces and good nutrition for people living in vulnerable situations around the world. Your donation contributes to our work in reducing the risks of preventable death and illness. Your gift helps our work to improve health equity and, ultimately build healthier futures.

Patti White Memorial Fund

Patti White was a lifelong advocate on issues of women’s rights and tobacco control, including as a founding member of the International Network of Women Against Tobacco.

Patti’s friend and HealthBridge Board member David Sweanor donated $20,000 to HealthBridge to create a fund that will ensure that Patti’s work will continue and her memory will be preserved. The Fund provided support to increase access to health services among the most vulnerable and marginalized women, addressing critical issues of gender equality and the right to health in rural India.

Read more about Patti.

Tim Stone Memorial Award

The Tim Stone Memorial Fund supports young people to explore a career in international development. The annual award of $3,500 gives an intern the opportunity to work alongside HealthBridge to strengthen health and health equity.

The Tim Stone Memorial Fund honours the memory of HealthBridge’s founding Executive Director, Tim Stone.

Tim Stone was Executive Director from 1993 to 1996. He was killed in 1996 when the hijacked plane he was a passenger in crashed. His death sparked the idea for the Monument to Canadian Aid Workers in Ottawa, Canada.

In 2013 some of the money raised to create the Monument was used to establish the Tim Stone Memorial Award.

Previous Tim Stone Memorial Award recipients

  • 2014 Recipient: Hieu Nguyen

    Worked in Canada with the Livable Cities program
  • 2016 Recipient: Ashley James

    Worked in India with the Livable Cities program
  • 2017 Recipient: Constance Sentongo

    Worked in both Uganda and Ottawa with the Livable Cities program
  • 2020 Recipient: Kamilla Pinter

    Worked with HealthBridge Vietnam
  • 2021 Recipient: Nished Rijal

    Currently working on a Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health & Rights project based in Bangladesh