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Rapid assessment of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on adolescents, women and children in Son La province, Vietnam

September 8, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

This document is a summary of a section of a larger rapid assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 and the associated lockdown. The larger rapid assessment was conducted by a consortium of organizations that are part of the Child Rights Working Group (CRWG) in Vietnam. The CRWG was established in 2006 and includes more than fifteen national and international NGOs, experts, individuals, and other community groups in Vietnam. The group works to promote children’s rights and strengthen implementation of children’s rights in Vietnam. The rapid assessment focused on the effects of COVID-19 on children, especially groups…

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HealthBridge Vietnam launches a new health and gender equality project

August 18, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

HealthBridge Vietnam launches a new health and gender equality project aimed at improving reproductive health of adolescents and preventing child marriage, amid the complicated realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Importance of the Kitchen Garden

August 12, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health, Health, Nutrition & Food Security

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), where local…

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Infographic: Strengthening Health Systems and Improving Nutrition in Vietnam, Key Achievements of Nutrition Knowledge and Practices

May 22, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

In Son La province, Vietnam, we worked with local partners to increase consumption of nutritious foods and supplements by pregnant women, mothers and children under two years. 

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Webinar: Adolescent Reproductive Health Education in Vietnam, Sharing Lessons Learned

April 16, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday April 29th, at 10:00 AM EST.

HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCHIP) are hosting a webinar about our Adolescent Reproductive Health Education intervention in Son La province, Vietnam.

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Innovating Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) project research team publishes in BioMed Central

March 4, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

The IMCHA project research team published the results of a qualitative study examining factors that contribute to the delay of seeking antenatal care (ANC) services among pregnant women in Tanzania: Why do pregnant women in Iringa region in Tanzania start antenatal care late? A qualitative analysis. The article explores how gender roles, cultural beliefs, as well as health system factors influence the timing of ANC attendance. 

Read the full article, Why do pregnant women in Iringa region in Tanzania start antenatal care late?…

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Gaddu, a Community Health Champion

January 9, 2020 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

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.

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HealthBridge is hosting an Appreciation & Art event

October 7, 2019 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health, Events

The event is a small gesture of gratitude to our supporters, donors, and partners, where there will be opportunities to chat with our program staff and board members.

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An Enlightened Father – Results from the ARH events

August 19, 2019 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

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.

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Survey to Guide Harmonization of Health Impact and Partnership Metrics

February 21, 2019 Filed under Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, & Child Health

Are you involved in Women, Adolescents, and Children’s Health (WACH projects)? Do you assess how your global health partnerships work? If either or both applies, we would like your input! 

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