HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.


‘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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Healthy Transportation Coalition launched!

February 11, 2015 Filed under Livable Cities

The Healthy Transportation Coalition was officially launched at a ceremony at Ottawa City Hall on Feb. 7. 

HealthBridge is a member of the Coalition, a grassroots movement of concerned citizens, organizations and businesses working together to increase active, affordable and safe transportation choices in Ottawa.

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HealthBridge work on engaging men in family planning featured

February 9, 2015 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

HealthBridge’s Gender programme in India and Vietnam was featured as a case study of a gender transformative approach in family planning.

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Paper published on diet in the Andes

February 4, 2015 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security

HealthBridge Nutrition Advisor Peter Berti and former colleague Cynthia Fallu were co-authors of a recently published paper: A systematic review of the nutritional adequacy of the diet in the Central Andes.

They concluded, in part: "The inadequate intake of some micronutrients is common in many developing countries, but the extremely low intake of dietary fat found in the central Andes is not. Increased consumption of animal-source foods would increase fat intakes, while also addressing micronutrient deficiencies."<…

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Issue 4 of our NCD and Poverty newsletter

December 5, 2014 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

In this issue, we focus on the importance of implementing mainstreaming approaches that address both the multiple impacts of different sectors on non-communicable diseases and the repercussions of NCDs across different sectors.

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Watch our video about Small Animals, Big Changes, in Bolivia

November 28, 2014 Filed under Health, Nutrition & Food Security

We're working with our Bolivian partner CENDA to promote animal husbandry (sheep and chickens) in the Andean zone of the department of Cochabamba in Bolivia. 

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HealthBridge and partners receive Livable Cities grant

November 26, 2014 Filed under

The Healthy Transportation Coalition has been awarded $297,500 for work to ensure that the transportation system in Ottawa enables all residents to choose active and sustainable modes of transportation. 

Using research, community engagement and policy development, the project is expected to lead to improvements to the built and policy environment as decision-makers and city staff will better understand the barriers that vulnerable populations face trying to access a healthy transportation network. 

Priority populations for this project include new immigrants and low-income individuals. Activities will include community engagement, mapping, community audits, policy development, partnership development…

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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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