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Bike Host program gets a leg up

May 21, 2015 Filed under Livable Cities

The Bike Host program of the Healthy Transportation Coalition can roll a little faster now thanks to a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation.

The free program is designed to match newcomers to Canada interested in cycling with Canadian resident mentors who cycle regularly.  It will run in Ottawa's Bayshore community, in July-August 2015. 

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New video - A sharing family is a happy family

May 19, 2015 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

HealthBridge Asia Regional Director Debra Efroymson has launched a new video focused on women's work.

Titled A Sharing Family is a Happy Family,

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Latest news from the NCD and Poverty Research Network

April 29, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Why Worry about Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs)? Are Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Other Junk Food Regressive or Progressive? 

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Are street vendors an urban menace?

April 21, 2015 Filed under Livable Cities

"In addition to goods, people also sell various services on the streets: haircuts, shoe repair, use of a scale to weigh oneself, diabetes checks, pumping of bicycle tires, and so on."

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HB Livable Cities Director published in UN Chronicle

April 16, 2015 Filed under Livable Cities

Kristie Daniel, Director of Livable Cities at HealthBridge, has an article in a special issue of the UN Chronicle focused on the Sustainable Development Goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. 

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HB finds higher economic costs of smoking in Vietnam

March 31, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Smoking cost Vietnam's economy $1.2 billion in 2011, or 0.97% of the country's gross domestic product, according to a new study led by HB Vietnam Country Director Pham Thi Hoang Anh.

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HB-Vietnam campaign to save traditional markets featured

March 24, 2015 Filed under Livable Cities

An article about a successful campaign by HealthBridge-Vietnam to save traditional markets in Hanoi is featured in the current issue of the journal Gender & Development. 

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‘I Don’t Do Anything’, says a housewife. Really?

March 11, 2015 Filed under Other

To mark International Women's Day 2015, HealthBridge and its partner Work for a Better Bangladesh created a video highlighting the vast amount of unpaid work done by women who work in the home.

"What does your husband do?" a visiting researcher ask the housewife in the video. "He has a job," she says. 

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Article on tobacco packs warnings in India quotes HealthBridge

February 25, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

HealthBridge Special Advisor Shoba John was quoted in the media - again - recently. This time the subject was graphic warnings on cigarette packages in India.

"Government needs to prioritise the nation's health over narrow commercial interests," the article, in the Business Standard online, quoted Shoba saying. 

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HealthBridge Advisor quoted on smoking in movies

February 13, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

HealthBridge Special Advisor Shoba John was quoted in a recent article in The Canadian Press about smoking in movies. 

Shoba, who is based in India, said that rules against smoking in Indian movies have been watered down, but still have some impact. 

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