HealthBridge works with partners world-wide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

Past Projects


Facilitating alcohol control law development in Vietnam

Location: Vietnam

Timeline: March 2013-May 31, 2017

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

The intent of this project was to develop an evidence base for developing, and implementing, alcohol control policy in Vietnam. Specifically, research addressed: international best practices in alcohol control; the affordability of alcohol and the potential role of taxes to reduce affordability; industry marketing efforts and ways to address them, and the link between alcohol use and poverty. 

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Strengthening alcohol control legislation to reduce road crash death and injury in Vietnam

Location: Vietnam

Timeline: February 2014 - May 2015

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

This project sought to support the development of a comprehensive alcohol control policy in Vietnam that would address marketing and promotion of alcohol, as well as sales restrictions. It included providing support to the legislative process via drafting of laws, and generating support for adoption of laws by sharing information about the consequences of alcohol abuse directly and via the mass media.

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Strengthening the tobacco control legislative environment in Vietnam

Location: Vietnam

Timeline: April 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2014

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

This project aimed to support and strengthen the implementation of Vietnam’s tobacco control law, and to create an enabling tax environment that would support the prevention and reduction of tobacco consumption in Vietnam.

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Southeast Asian initiative on tobacco tax

Location: This was a five-country project, including Vietnam

Timeline: October 2009 - December 2014

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

This project provided policymakers with research-based evidence of the effectiveness of improved tobacco tax systems and sustainable funding mechanisms, and  provided technical assistance to implement such policies.

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Global Tobacco Control and NCD Prevention: strengthening policy-based solutions

Location: Canada and South Asia

Timeline: October 2013 - November 2014

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

The project accelerated knowledge sharing of the best policy-based practices for tackling risk factors for NCD.

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Tobacco control as part of the larger NCDs and development agenda

Location: India

Timeline: March 2012-May 2014

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Health costs attributable to smoking in Vietnam

Timeline: 2010-2011

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Tobacco and poverty: Research and capacity building

Timeline: 2009-2011

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Alianca de Controle do Tabagisme / HealthBridge collaboration

Timeline: 2009-2010

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Reducing the social acceptability of smoking in Vietnam

Timeline: 2005-2008

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Strengthening FCTC implementation in Brazil

Timeline: 2006-2007

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Supporting the FCTC process in Indonesia

Timeline: 2006-2007

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Media advocacy for smoke free implementation in Vietnam

Timeline: 2005-2006

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Facilitating FCTC Implementation through Media Personnel Support

Timeline: 2005-2006

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Mainstreaming tobacco control in Vietnam

Timeline: 2003-2006

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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Strengthening implementation of smoke free in restaurants in Hanoi

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Timeline: 1 Jan 2015 – 31 Jan 2017

Program: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

This project aimed to further support the Vietnamese government’s efforts to effectively implement the national tobacco control law, by improving the implementation and enforcement of smoke-free (SF) regulations in the hospitality sector. More specifically, it aimed to strengthen the official commitment to and the management of SF restaurants in Hanoi, which would then provide a model for other cities in the country. It would do so by providing technical support and capacity building to relevant hospitality and enforcement agencies (including development of guidelines, training workshops and other information sharing actions), by designing and implementing a series of…

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