Recent News Entries:
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.
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.
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.
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.
HealthBridge is looking for a dynamic, energetic team player with an interest in global health, and strong communication and interpersonal skills to assist the organization with its public communications (website, social media, e-newsletter), in building relationships with news and existing donors and partners and contributing to the organization’s broader fundraising campaigns and activities (including foundation research, proposal writing, events, on-line giving, major gifts). This person will serve as our lead communications and stakeholder engagement officer.
HealthBridge partner ESAF has three Livable Cities initiatives supporting SDGs 2,3 & 11 featured on the UN Partnerships for SDG's Platform website.
Issue 15—NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter: Exploring the multi-dimensional relationships between non-communicable diseases and poverty
In this issue, we look deeper into the links between alcohol, NCDs, and poverty, and into international and local efforts to mitigate the harmful effects of alcohol.
The baby steps CFI has made into creating an enabling environment in Bhopal to address NonCommunicable Diseases, over the last one year, is firmly footing to move forward and make an impact.
In Nepal, more than 50% of deaths are caused by NCDs .In the last one decade the disease prevalence shifted from communicable disease to NCDs. The health of the Nepali population is greatly affected by the state of its cities.
61% of deaths in India are now attributed to NCDs, which is highly alarming. This trend can be reversed to a large extent if the cities focus on the built environment that could encourage people to be physically active.