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Teamwork taking us to Habitat III

September 14, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

Our Livable Cities team was in Surabaya, Indonesia recently for the third preparatory meeting for the United Nations' Habitat III Summit on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

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Case studies highlight our livable cities work worldwide

August 9, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

Take a look at four recent case studies on work done by HB and our partners in Asia and Africa to make cities more livable. 

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HB Board member named Outstanding Philanthropist

June 23, 2016 Filed under Other

In addition to being a Board member, David has been a donor to HealthBridge for nearly 20 years. supporting some of our core activities, thus allowing us to be creative and innovative in the way we approach emerging issues and draw attention to them. This is a uniquely valuable kind of gift, and his ongoing support has helped us to be strategic in our work. 

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HealthBridge wins livable cities challenge in Vietnam

June 1, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

HealthBridge and partners have won a challenge to make the city of Da Nang more livable for its most disadvantaged populations.

Responding to the Da Nang Social Cohesion Challenge, the consortium of HealthBridge, Think Playground (Vietnam) and Playground Ideas (Australia), proposed to revitalize a public space in Da Nang city by transforming a dumpsite into a neighborhood park.

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Saving lives of women and children in Nepal and Vietnam

May 17, 2016 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

With partners, we are working in remote and rural areas of Nepal and Vietnam to reduce maternal and child illness and death, and improve nutrition for moms and babies from pregnancy to age two. This is the most crucial stage for child survival and development. 

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From Field to Fork project wraps up with workshop

March 21, 2016 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security

"They were also educating members of the community about nutrition and a healthier diet. The result is simple: the community is healthier than before."

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Students portray obstacles on their school routes

February 23, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities, Other

Students in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka recently drew pictures portraying the difficulties they face on the way to school.

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HealthBridge is new secretariat for global tobacco control alliance, FCA

February 4, 2016 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention, Other

On Jan. 1, 2016, HealthBridge became the secretariat for the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (FCA). 

FCA played an instrumental role as civil society’s representative at the creation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and today has nearly 500 member organizations in more than 100 countries. HealthBridge and FCA have collaborated on numerous projects over the years. 

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Celebrating car-free day

January 21, 2016 Filed under Livable Cities

Our partner in India, ESAF, recently helped the city of Thrissur celebrate international car-free day. 

Watch their very lively video.

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Ambassadors visit nutrition project in Vietnam

January 19, 2016 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security

The Ambassadors of Canada (Mr David Devine) and Switzerland (Ms Beatrice Maser) to Vietnam visited the site of a HealthBridge project on Jan. 14, 2016.

They were very impressed with what a local family has learned from the project: they are now  raising chickens for their eggs, worms to feed the chickens (vermiculture), and have improved how they grow vegetables and rice, all of which benefits their children and the community.

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