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Issue 12: NCD and Poverty Research Network shines light on unhealthy food advertising

January 2, 2018 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

The latest issue of the NCD and Poverty Research Network focuses on the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages and provides examples of how some countries are countering its harmful effects. 

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New park launches in Hanoi

December 7, 2017 Filed under Livable Cities

Livable Cities and Think Playgrounds transform an underused space into one where children can run and play. 

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Progress for maternal and child health in Vietnam

December 7, 2017 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

Local health workers in Vietnam now have more resources and knowledge to better meet the health and nutrition needs of women and children in rural communities.

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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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Visit to Banke, Nepal reveals progress for maternal and child health

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

HealthBridge joined the International Nepal Fellowship in Banke District, Nepal to witness first-hand the incredible work of local health workers and our partners to improve the health of mothers and children.

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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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