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Recent News Entries: Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

HealthBridge at meeting on health systems research

November 21, 2016 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald pictured at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. HB presented a poster that focused on the use of mobile health (m-Health) in getting men involved in maternal and child health (MNCH).

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Sian FitzGerald elected to the Board of Directors for CanWaCH

November 16, 2016 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

We are happy to announce that our Executive Director, Sian FitzGerald, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health.

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Measuring Results of Maternal and Child Health in Remote Areas

November 15, 2016 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

HealthBridge discussed "Measuring Results of Maternal and Child Health Initiatives in Remote Areas" at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health in Montrea

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Saving lives of women and babies

July 14, 2016 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

In rural India, we helped more than 60,000 women and babies receive essential health care during pregnancy, child birth and the post-partum period. Thanks to our efforts, the percentage of women receiving 4 or more ante-natal care visits tripled from 7% to 23%. 

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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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A busy year! See our annual report for 2014-15

June 17, 2015 Filed under Livable Cities, Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention, Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Health, Nutrition & Food Security

From the Andes, where we helped advance the food security of indigenous peoples, to Asia, where we helped make cities amenable to better transportation, recreation and job opportunities for the poor, HealthBridge has pioneered sustainable solutions to the persistent problems of marginalization and unchecked growth. 

Read all the details here. 

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Celebrating moms everywhere

May 22, 2015 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

HealthBridge was celebrated at a Mother's Day event on Parliament Hill recently. HB Executive Director Sian Fitzgerald and Det'may Murmu of Pakur, India were featured on one of a number of posters created for an event called Through Her Eyes, organized by the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).

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New video - A sharing family is a happy family

May 19, 2015 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

HealthBridge Asia Regional Director Debra Efroymson has launched a new video focused on women's work.

Titled A Sharing Family is a Happy Family,

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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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Involving men in maternal and child health in rural India

October 1, 2014 Filed under Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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.

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