HealthBridge works with partners world-
Our programs address:
Improving and initiating tobacco control
policy development and implementation…
Promoting sound urban design that promotes
health, gender equity, poverty reduction and a cleaner environment… more
Gender,Reproductive Health,HIV & AIDS
Improving gender equality and protecting
vulnerable people in their reproductive life
cycle and sexuality… more
Increasing access to and use of tools that protect vulnerable people from malaria…
Food & Nutrition
Combating hunger and malnutrition and
improving food security… more
Lisa MacDonald, Lori Jones, Phaeba Thomas, Le Thi Thu, Sian FitzGerald
& Debra Efroymson (2013): Promoting male involvement in family planning in Vietnam
and India: HealthBridge experience, Gender & Development, 21:1, 31-
Poorest children benefit most from volunteer-
A new study published in International Health Journal by Kendra Siekmans et al. found that over 67% of children from the poorest families were treated for their fever within 24 hours with the recommended malaria drug, compared to only 43% of children from the better off families in the area. The improvement was directly related to the family’s interaction with a community volunteer when their child got sick. The findings of this study is the outcome of the Malaria prevention project implemented by Kenya Red Cross Society and Kenyan ministry of health with technical and funding support from CIDA, Canadian Red Cross Society and WHO.
ESAF and HealthBridge. March 2013
The Pakur 2013 5k run to support primary health care and health education to rural India will take place in Ottawa, Sep 14th and in Vancouver and Edmonton, Sep 15th.
To register for the run or to make a donation click here
Debra Efroymson TV interview on public spaces in Sri Lanka
Efroymson, D, Fernando, U. Public Spaces and Quality of Life: a case study of Mount Lavinia Beach, Sri Lanka, HealthBridge. July 2013.
Two Livable Cities articles of interest can be found in Carfree Times, Issue 71, 29 Sep 2013.
· How cars squash livability: A South Asian example.
By Debra Efroymson, HealthBridge
· Cycling to Life. By Jinu Varghese, ESAF
Effectiveness of post-
. Presentation at 2011 Ecocity World Summit in Montreal, Canada (3rd article on list)