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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…

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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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Dr. Carol Vlassoff Receives The Measuring Impact CanWaCH Award for Excellence in Global Health and Gender Equality

May 5, 2020 Filed under

Dr. Carol Vlassoff, a member of our Board of Directors, received the Measuring Impact Award CanWaCH Award for Excellence in Global Health and Gender Equality. The award recognizes Dr. Vlassoff as a data champion who strengthens collective Canadian efforts in global health and gender equality through reserach. To learn more about Dr. Carol Vlassoff's work in relation to this award, visit: https://www.canwach.ca/2020-canwach-awards-recipients

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Webinar: Adolescent Reproductive Health Education in Vietnam, Sharing Lessons Learned

April 16, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday April 29th, at 10:00 AM EST.

HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCHIP) are hosting a webinar about our Adolescent Reproductive Health Education intervention in Son La province, Vietnam.

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Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) Vietnam launched in Hanoi

March 10, 2020 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security

In October 2019, Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) Vietnam launched in Hanoi. The inauguration event brought together 25 participants from civil society organizations, the Government Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, Ministry of Health, National Institute of Nutrition, Women’s Union, and other stakeholder agencies.

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Livable Cities documentary on the use of public spaces by young female migrants to build their life in Hanoi

March 4, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

Watch HealthBridge Vietnam's newly produced documentary entitled Making our Place: Stories about how young migrant women use urban public spaces to build a life in Hanoi.

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