Who we are
HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.
How we work
HealthBridge is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been working since 1982 in Asia, Africa and the Americas. We aim to improve the health of vulnerable populations, including those at risk of malnutrition, infectious disease and emerging epidemics, such as obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), by bridging the gap between needs and technologies, evidence and policies, and policies and practice.
HealthBridge helps local partners develop and implement appropriate solutions, apply innovative and sustainable practices, and promote effective policies.
We promote integration and cross-pollination of programs by addressing the Sustainable Development Goals holistically. For example, we weave a nutrition focus into agriculture interventions and strengthening of health systems, and model an ecosystems health approach to improving the wellbeing of local people.
We have programs in:
- Health, Nutrition & Food Security
- Livable Cities
- Gender Equality and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
- Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention
Collaboration with partners around the world allows HealthBridge to make a difference, to bridge the health gap between the developing and developed worlds and between the rich and the poor. We work with local country partners to identify priority issues, and to design and implement appropriate solutions, apply innovative and sustainable practices, and promote effective policies.
The success of our work depends on these partnerships, as well as on effective collaboration with international organizations (both government and non-government), community groups, foundations, research institutions and government ministries.