Recent News Entries: Impact Story
By: Debra Efroymson
HealthBridge is pleased to be part of the advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the need for and the possibility of establishing a Health Promotion Foundation in Bangladesh. Along with Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust, ThaiHealth, Bangladesh Institute of Planners, and the Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance, HealthBridge recently co-organized “The Conference on Sustainable Funding for Health Promotion” virtually, on February 8th and 9th, in addition to an invitation-only post-conference workshop on February 10th. Speakers at the conference included…
Read about HealthBridge Vietnam's Dissemination Workshop for the Strengthening Health Systems and Improving Nutrition in Vietnam project: https://healthbridge.ca/images/uploads/library/HealthBridge_EMM_Impact_Story.pdf
Impact Story: Training for ethnic minority midwives on adolescent reproductive health – a new approach to improve the health of adolescent couples in Son La province, Vietnam
Read about training for ethnic minority midwives on adolescent reproductive health, a new approach to improve the health of adolescent couples in Son La province, Vietnam: https://healthbridge.ca/images/uploads/library/HealthBridge_EMM_Impact_Story.pdf
Impact Story: The Importance of the Kitchen Garden
Phattepur is a large region of Raptipari in Midwestern Nepal encompassing about 3,000 households. The region has a diverse population, with several different ethnic and religious groups living there, including Madhesi, Muslim, Tharu, and Nepali. International Nepal Fellowship (INF) and HealthBridge Foundation of Canada are implementing a four-year maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) project in this area. The project is funded by Global Affairs Canada. Local Mothers’ Groups are an important part of this project – they are a monthly group led by Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV),…
Gaddu lives in Banke District, one of the poorest areas in rural Nepal. He lives with his wife, two daughters, and one son. He works as a farmer and sometimes goes to India to earn money.
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.
Quang Thi Chieu is an ethnic minority midwife (EMM) from Long Bon Village in Son La province of Vietnam. She is very proud to provide support and care to women in her village during labour and childbirth.
From Quang Thi Chieu’s experience
It was a hot day when I returned home from my farm, earlier than usual. Around 10 am, a woman from a neighboring village came to my home and asked me to visit her sister who was in her last trimester of…