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HealthBridge and partners are participating in the Tenth World Urban Forum

February 7, 2020 Filed under Livable Cities

Find us throughout #WUF10 in several Networking, Training and Side Events to discuss how we can improve health and health equity through research, policy and action!

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Gaddu, a Community Health Champion

January 9, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

Gaddu lives in Banke District, one of the poorest areas in rural Nepal. He lives with his wife, two daughters, and one son. He works as a farmer and sometimes goes to India to earn money.

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Livable Cities partners in Vietnam and Bangalore profiled in WHO report

November 7, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

HealthBridge Livable Cities partners in Vietnam and Bangalore India are profiled in this WHO report: The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries

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World Car Free Day 2019 celebrated in Dhaka, Bangladesh

October 7, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

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.

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HealthBridge is hosting an Appreciation & Art event

October 7, 2019 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health, Events

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.

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Issue 16 - NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter:  The Global Syndemic: Obesity, Undernutrition, & Climate Change

August 21, 2019 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Focusing on The Lancet Commission on Obesity Report.

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An Enlightened Father – Results from the ARH events

August 19, 2019 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

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.

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Engaging Community in designing safe public spaces

July 23, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

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.

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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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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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