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Blog Post: How the Livable Cities team has been adjusting to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic

September 22, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

Read how our Livable Cities team has been adjusting to the realities of COVID-19: https://healthbridge.ca/images/uploads/library/Livable_Cities_Blog.pdf

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Blog Post: The Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health team at HealthBridge has been adjusting to the new virtual work world

September 22, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

Read about how our Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health team has been adjusting to the realities of COVID-19: https://healthbridge.ca/images/uploads/library/SRMCH_Blog.pdf

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Rapid assessment of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on adolescents, women and children in Son La province, Vietnam

September 8, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

This document is a summary of a section of a larger rapid assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 and the associated lockdown. The larger rapid assessment was conducted by a consortium of organizations that are part of the Child Rights Working Group (CRWG) in Vietnam. The CRWG was established in 2006 and includes more than fifteen national and international NGOs, experts, individuals, and other community groups in Vietnam. The group works to promote children’s rights and strengthen implementation of children’s rights in Vietnam. The rapid assessment focused on the effects of COVID-19 on children, especially groups…

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HealthBridge Vietnam launches a new health and gender equality project

August 18, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

HealthBridge Vietnam launches a new health and gender equality project aimed at improving reproductive health of adolescents and preventing child marriage, amid the complicated realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Importance of the Kitchen Garden

August 12, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health, Health, Nutrition & Food Security

The Importance of the Kitchen Garden

Phattepur is a large region of Raptipari in Midwestern Nepal encompassing about 3,000 households. The region has a diverse population, with several different ethnic and religious groups living there, including Madhesi, Muslim, Tharu, and Nepali. International Nepal Fellowship (INF) and HealthBridge Foundation of Canada are implementing a four-year maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) project in this area. The project is funded by Global Affairs Canada. Local Mothers’ Groups are an important part of this project – they are a monthly group led by Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV), where local…

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Presentation: Opportunity for Cycling as Mobility in Covid-19 Pandemic

August 10, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

This presentation by Hai Dinh, Sam Dennis and Shail Shrestha from the Livable Cities Bicycle Team demonstrates and describes how cycling contributes to the Livable Cities goals as well as challenges in mobility, challenges for cycle users and opportunites and initatives for cycling as an afforadable, safe, and sustainable mode of transport in cities around the world. View the presenation: https://healthbridge.ca/images/uploads/library/Bicycling-Covid-Response_Vietnam_Banglore_Nepal_Livable_Cities-HB.pdf

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HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and GGTC announce Vietnam’s winner of the 2020 STOP Global Media Competition

June 30, 2020 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Hanoi, Vietnam/Bangkok, Thailand – HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), a partner in STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, today proudly announced the Vietnam’s winner of the 2020 STOP Global Media Competition, entitled “Expose Tobacco Industry Manipulation, Save the Next Generation.”

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Asian Wet Markets Re-Examined: Market Cities as a Force for Investment and Renewal by Steve Davies

June 5, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

Published just over a year ago,  A New Vision for Hanoi's Wet Markets describes my experience working with HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and local architects to develop design ideas for modernizing three traditional fresh food markets in Hanoi. The workshop was an outgrowth of a successful campaign led by Kieu Ha of HealthBridge to save wet markets from demolition and replace them with shopping centers. Now that the markets had been saved from demolition, the question became what should happen with the 350 markets in the city?

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Infographic: Strengthening Health Systems and Improving Nutrition in Vietnam, Key Achievements of Nutrition Knowledge and Practices

May 22, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

In Son La province, Vietnam, we worked with local partners to increase consumption of nutritious foods and supplements by pregnant women, mothers and children under two years. 

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Issue 17 – NCD and Poverty Research network Newsletter: Exploring the multi‐dimensional relationships between non‐communicable diseases and poverty

May 22, 2020 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Recognizing where much of our attention is these days, this newsletter addresses the links between COVID-19, NCDs, and poverty.  It captures some of the latest research on those links and also offers some thoughts about going forward.

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