Recent News Entries:
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.
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.
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…
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.
Helping to save lives by mapping deadly mosquitoes in Tanzania
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.