Quarterly Update December 2017 | View online
Dear <<First Name>>,

As we near the end of 2017, we can't help but look back on the year and be proud of our contribution to improve the health and nutrition of vulnerable populations, make cities more livable, and prevent non-communicable diseases. 

We are grateful to our partners around the world, who develop meaningful relationships within the communities we work and facilitate impactful, lasting change.

And of course, we are thankful to you, <<First Name>>. Thank you for following our progress and supporting us and our partners along the way. We hope you enjoy reading our latest update. We wish you a very happy holiday season, and look forward to being in touch in 2018.

Sian FitzGerald, Executive Director
on behalf of the HealthBridge team

Health workers equipped

This fall we travelled to Nepal and Vietnam to meet with local health workers and see the Saving lives of mothers and children in Nepal and Vietnam project in action. During our visits, the health workers reported that they are better equipped with tools, knowledge and resources to deliver quality health and nutrition services to the women and children in their communities. We also had the opportunity to participate in various community activities, like food workshops, male engagement sessions, and mothers group meetings
Read highlights from our visit to Vietnam
Read highlights from our visit to Nepal

Livable Cities shows the way for public parks

In a new report, HealthBridge identifies policies from around the world that promote the development and maintenance of public parks. Policies that Support Parks and Open Public Spaces takes a closer look at policies that develop, build and maintain public parks—and provides examples for local and national governments to follow. 

Our Livable Cities team in Hanoi, Vietnam has put these recommendations to action. Together with Think Playgrounds, we recently launched a new park! The park transforms an underused space into one where children can run and play. The park is specifically designed for children under the age of five and is accessible to children with disabilities.
Learn more about the new park in Hanoi

Alcohol findings to influence law in Vietnam 

The HealthBridge Vietnam team will use findings from our research on alcohol policy in Vietnam to advocate the Vietnamese government for better alcohol control laws in 2018. Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has proposed to include an alcohol control law in the 2018 agenda of the National Assembly while the Ministry of Finance plans to revise the Excise Tax Law on alcohol. HealthBridge Vietnam will hold meetings and workshops with the government, partners and media to influence the new policies.
See how our research is being put to action
Give the gift of health this holiday season

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