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Intervention finds raising chickens increases egg consumption

November 10, 2017 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security

The findings from a HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and Centro de Comunicación y Desarrollo Andino (CENDA)-led nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention reveal that increased chicken rearing can lead to increased egg consumption—which can lead to improved household nutrition.

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Steps for Change raises $14,000 for MNCH in Nepal and Vietnam

November 6, 2017 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

From September 14 to October 12 2017, Steps for Change participants walked in solidarity with women and children in Nepal and Vietnam who need better access to health services and nutrition.

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HealthBridge launches new report on parks

November 6, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

In a new report, HealthBridge Foundation of Canada identifies policies from around the world that promote the development and maintenance of public parks.

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From evidence to action: our work on alcohol control policy in Vietnam

September 25, 2017 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Findings from our project on alcohol policy in Vietnam will be used in advocacy for the revision of laws planned over the next couple of years.

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Pedestrians struggle in Indian city of Kochi - report

September 15, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Just 54% of footpaths in the city of Kochi, in the state of Keralia, were found to be in poor condition, 34% ‘fair’ and 12% ‘good’.

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The poor cycle more, but the rich get the smooth rides

June 23, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Ottawa's Healthy Transportation Coalition is probing why low-income areas don't receive the same funding for cycling infrastructure as wealthier ones.

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Tobacco taxes must rise in Vietnam

June 7, 2017 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

The Report Card recommends that the Vietnamese government increase tobacco tax at a rate higher than the combination of inflation and income growth so that tobacco demand will be curbed over time.

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Parklet Manual - A primer on creating small parks

May 29, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

This tiny document (8 pages only) is big on practical advice, including: How to create a temporary parklet and, What kinds of games and activities you can have.

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Supporting volunteers in Nepal who help make families healthier

March 9, 2017 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

In the absence of alternative transportation, providing Female Community Health Volunteers in Nepal with bicycles can make it easier for them to make home visits. This allows them to increase the frequency of visits and access families who live in remote areas, which would otherwise take several hours to reach by foot.

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In the news: our promotion of public spaces in Uganda

February 22, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Officials in Uganda's capital city Kampala should find ways to take back public spaces that have been encroached upon, argues a HealthBridge partner in a media interview.

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