Recent News Entries:
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.
HealthBridge Asia Regional Director Debra Efroymson has launched a new video focused on women's work.
Titled A Sharing Family is a Happy Family,
Why Worry about Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs)? Are Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Other Junk Food Regressive or Progressive?
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.