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Vietnam makes important progress with passage of the Alcohol Control Law

July 11, 2019 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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.

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Improving Nutrition & Transforming Lives

July 5, 2019 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Facilitator teaches monthers about proper nutrition, breastfeeding and complementary feeding for their babies in Banke District, Nepal.

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Vietnam Government Commitment to Promote Cycling

June 27, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

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.

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Now Hiring: Communications & Engagement Officer

June 26, 2019 Filed under Careers

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.

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Livable Cities initiatives featured on UN Partnerships website

May 30, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

HealthBridge partner ESAF has three Livable Cities initiatives supporting SDGs  2,3 & 11 featured on the  UN Partnerships for SDG's Platform website.

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Issue 15—NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter: Exploring the multi-dimensional relationships between non-communicable diseases and poverty

March 27, 2019 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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.

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Livable Cities: Bhopal Final Narrative Report, June 2018 Now Available

March 25, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

The baby steps CFI has made into creating an enabling environment in Bhopal to address NonCommunicable Diseases, over the last one year, is firmly footing to move forward and make an impact.

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Livable Cities: Nepal Final Narrative Report, August 2018 Now Available

March 25, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

In Nepal, more than 50% of deaths are caused by NCDs .In the last one decade the disease prevalence shifted from communicable disease to NCDs. The health of the Nepali population is greatly affected by the state of its cities.

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Livable Cities: India Final Narrative Report, April 2018 Now Available

March 25, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

61% of deaths in India are now attributed to NCDs, which is highly alarming. This trend can be reversed to a large extent if the cities focus on the built environment that could encourage people to be physically active.

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Now Hiring: Partnership and Fundraising Manager

March 4, 2019 Filed under Other

The Parternship & Fundraising Manager will work under the direction of the Executive Director in developing, coordinating and implementing activities to identify, retain and engage foundation, corporate, and individual donors.  In addition, the Manager will be responsible for building and strengthening relationships with new and existing donors to increase the Foundation’s visibility, impact and financial resources.  The Manager will also play a key role in communicating the impact of HealthBridge’s projects and programs to the wider public, through creating engaging content for a variety of channels. Storytelling is a core function of this role.

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