Recent News Entries:
Different government and non-government organizations observed the World Car Free Day in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, on 22 September 2019. The aim was to reduce traffic congestion, environmental pollution and transportation costs by reducing the number of cars.
The event is a small gesture of gratitude to our supporters, donors, and partners, where there will be opportunities to chat with our program staff and board members.
Issue 16 - NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter: The Global Syndemic: Obesity, Undernutrition, & Climate Change
Focusing on The Lancet Commission on Obesity Report.
My name is Ca Van Vinh, I am 30 years old and I work at the Commune People’s Committee. My son, Quân, is a well-behaved & handsome boy. He attends ninth grade at the commune’s Junior Secondary School. After he finishes ninth grade, my family and I have planned a marriage for him.
WBB, with support from UN-Habitat & Dhaka North City Corporation is working with a low-income community in Dhaka to design six public spaces using the computer game Minecraft.
A most noteworthy accomplishment in the first six months of 2019, was the passage of the Alcohol Control Law on June 14th. HealthBridge Vietnam provided technical support to the Ministry of Health when it was drafting the legislation, wrote the related communications materials, and engaged in effective media outreach, and advocacy directed at policy makers, in partnership with the Ministry.
For years, HealthBridge has worked closely with the local government of Hoi An, a small city in central Vietnam, to improve public spaces. More recently, our work has focused on promoting cycling and further reducing the use of motorized vehicles. (Cars are already banned in the old quarter and motorbikes limited to certain periods of the day.) Recently the work was further enhanced by being awarded a grant from the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) to work on cycling.
HealthBridge is looking for a dynamic, energetic team player with an interest in global health, and strong communication and interpersonal skills to assist the organization with its public communications (website, social media, e-newsletter), in building relationships with news and existing donors and partners and contributing to the organization’s broader fundraising campaigns and activities (including foundation research, proposal writing, events, on-line giving, major gifts). This person will serve as our lead communications and stakeholder engagement officer.
HealthBridge partner ESAF has three Livable Cities initiatives supporting SDGs 2,3 & 11 featured on the UN Partnerships for SDG's Platform website.
Issue 15—NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter: Exploring the multi-dimensional relationships between non-communicable diseases and poverty
In this issue, we look deeper into the links between alcohol, NCDs, and poverty, and into international and local efforts to mitigate the harmful effects of alcohol.