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Availability And Quality Of Parks In Kampala

November 19, 2014 Filed under Livable Cities

Urban parks, composed of open green space and recreation grounds, play a major role in improving the health and well-being of populations in cities and towns. However, with rapid population growth and property development not conforming to plan, a number of public parks have been encroached on by private developers.

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Diagnosing fevers better by mapping deadly mosquitoes in Tanzania

October 1, 2014 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security

Helping to save lives by mapping deadly mosquitoes in Tanzania

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Impact Story: Improved farming, healthier families in Bolivia

October 1, 2014 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security, Impact Story

Through some good planning, a lot of hard work and a bit of luck, we helped about 500 families in the highlands of Bolivia to improve their diets.

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Impact Story: Involving men in maternal and child health in rural India

October 1, 2014 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health, Impact Story

In rural India, more than 9,000 men and women were educated about maternal and child health. With men’s support, 20% more women gave birth in a health facility and 19% more women received ante-natal care.

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Livable Cities Program Progress and Success

October 1, 2014 Filed under Livable Cities

HB Vietnam and partners working in the city of Hoi An, Vietnam, successfully developed two mini parks/ parkettes for 2 neighbourhoods of 1,600 people.

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HealthBridge Executive Director Sian Fitzgerald interviewed on CBC about maternal and child health

September 23, 2014 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

HealthBridge Executive Director Sian Fitzgerald discussed the Government of Canada’s funding for maternal and child health in an interview on CBC-TV. The program has been successful, she said, but must be continued so that it can reach those hardest to reach around the world. 

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Changing mobility patterns, rising chronic diseases: lessons from Delhi

September 23, 2014 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security

HealthBridge India Programme Director, Shoba John, co-authored this article on the challenges to physical activity and access to healthy food posed by urban design and mobility planning in Delhi.

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