September, 2016

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What's New

HB Board member named Outstanding Philanthropist

HealthBridge Board Member Emeritus, David Sweanor, is being honoured as Outstanding Individual Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Case Studies: Our Livable Cities work worldwide

HealthBridge is engaged in growing efforts worldwide to make cities livable. Take a look at four recent case studies on work done by HB and our partners in Asia and Africa.

Teamwork taking us to Habitat III

Our Livable Cities team was in Surabaya, Indonesia recently for the third preparatory meeting for the United Nations' Habitat III Summit on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Habitat III will take place in Quito, Ecuador, in October. 

Donation dollars at work


Helping make farm families healthier in Bolivia

In our project Small Animals, Big Changes, along with our Bolivian partners CENDA, we promoted improved animal husbandry practices as a means of increasing the production and consumption of animal source foods (meat and eggs). Through some good planning, a lot of hard work and a bit of luck, we helped about 500 families in the highlands of Bolivia to improve their diets.



Take over the streets!

By Debra Efroymson

We can create better cities. We can invite and celebrate diversity. Public spaces should celebrate life in cities, and they should exist throughout the city, easily accessible by all users.


By Peter Berti

The Gates Foundation has partnered with Heifer International to distribute 100,000 chickens, mostly in sub-saharan Africa, but also in Bolivia. 

Birthing preferences in rural Vietnam

By Julia Keast, an intern with HealthBridge Vietnam

My second trip to Son La province brought more stunning landscapes as we ventured up into the mountains to visit commune health centres and meet with doctors, midwives, village health workers and new mothers and fathers. 

Let’s regain our public spaces

By Sneha Sandez, an intern with our Livable Cities program in Dhaka

Having grown up enjoying the beauty of Western Ghats in a small town of South India, moving to a highly dense city like Dhaka was a huge challenge.

Just Published


Stories of innovation & accomplishment: our 2015-16 Annual Report

Public Spaces: A key tool to achieve the SDGs

Coming Up


Steps for Change

Sept. 25 - Oct. 22, 2016

Take a journey with the people we aim to help.
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