December, 2016

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What's New

A Great Deal

Protect yourself, support HealthBridge programs. We’ve reduced the price of our 2015 stock of bednets.

10 years as HB Vietnam Country Director

In October, HealthBridge celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Pham Thi Hoang Anh as country director of our Vietnam office. 

Congratulations Hoang Anh!

HealthBridge on a roll at Habitat III

HealthBridge and partners created a focal point at Habitat III in Quito in November talking about the importance of public spaces for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

Measuring Results of Maternal and Child Health in Remote Areas

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 Montreal.

Donation dollars at work


HealthBridge builds capacity of health workers in northwestern Vietnam

In early November the HealthBridge Maternal, Newborn and Child Health team delivered a four-day training program to healthcare providers in Son La province of Vietnam.




By Peter Berti

How old is a 9 month old? It seems like an easy question with an obvious answer – um, 9 months? But it is actually a bit of a challenge and requires some precise language, and specific coding when analysing child health data, such as in the baseline surveys from our project “Saving lives of mothers and children in Nepal and Vietnam”.

Open the door to ethnic minority men in Vietnam’s delivery rooms

By Cassandra Morris

Last month I came across a story in the Canadian media about the birth of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was oddly relevant for my work with HealthBridge Vietnam as a gender and reproductive health intern (sponsored by Global Affairs Canada’s International Youth Internship Program).

The three-headed monster

By Debra Efroymson

At a recent conference on walking (Walk21) in Hong Kong, I presented on a panel about partnerships. My talk was not only about the groups that people who promote walking could work with, but also the ones we should avoid.


In the name of progress: Vietnam

By Sian FitzGerald

I have witnessed an amazing phenomenon in my short life – the rapid development of a country, not so long ago called “the last jewel of Asia”. The country is Vietnam. When I first visited this beautiful land, in 1992, I was totally seduced by the capital city Hanoi and its people. 

Just Published


From Parking to Parklets – Turning parking spaces into places to enjoy

Promoting active and safe routes to school by encouraging children to become ambassadors for walking and cycling



Thanks for joining us on our journey to Steps for Change

Watch for the next one in May 2017


Happy holidays! See you in 2017!

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