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Engaging Community in designing safe public spaces

July 23, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

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.

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Vietnam Government Commitment to Promote Cycling

June 27, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

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.

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Livable Cities initiatives featured on UN Partnerships website

May 30, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

HealthBridge partner ESAF has three Livable Cities initiatives supporting SDGs  2,3 & 11 featured on the  UN Partnerships for SDG's Platform website.

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Livable Cities: Bhopal Final Narrative Report, June 2018 Now Available

March 25, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

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.

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Livable Cities: Nepal Final Narrative Report, August 2018 Now Available

March 25, 2019 Filed under Livable Cities

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.

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Livable Cities: India Final Narrative Report, April 2018 Now Available

March 25, 2019 Filed under Livable 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.

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Ms. Constance Sentongo receives the 2018 Tim Stone Memorial Award

August 23, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities

On August 20, Ms. Constance accepted the Tim Stone Memorial Award 2018 for her work with communities in the slums of Kampala. She is a Civil Engineer from the University of Cape Town and is an intern with HealthBridge. 

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Healthy Transportation Coalition makes progress towards transportation equity in Ottawa

June 27, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities

Since forming in 2014, the Healthy Transportation Coalition has made steady progress towards transportation equity in the city of Ottawa.

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HealthBridge 2017 Annual Report now available!

June 18, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities, Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention, Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Health, Nutrition & Food Security

The 2017 HealthBridge Annual Report is here—with a fresh, new look!

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Livable Cities wins TUMI Global Urban Mobility Challenge!

May 29, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities

The award recognizes a new Livable Cities project that aims to establish a bicycle share program in Hoi An City, Vietnam.

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