HealthBridge Foundation of Canada works with partners worldwide to improve health and health equity through research, policy and action.

HealthBridge is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been working since 1982 in Asia, Africa and the Americas.  We aim to improve the health of vulnerable populations, including those at risk of malnutrition, infectious disease and emerging epidemics, such as obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), by bridging the gap between needs and technologies, evidence and policies, and policies and practice.

In 2016 HealthBridge began working with local partners in the remote regions of Banke District, Nepal and Son La Province, Vietnam to reduce preventable maternal and child illness and death and improve nutrition for vulnerable mothers and children. The Saving lives of mothers and children in Nepal and Vietnam project engages local partners to assess critical gaps in maternal and child health, develop innovative and locally appropriate solutions to address the gaps, and strengthen the capacity of health providers and systems to better foster good health in their communities. The program operates entirely within existing health systems and with the support of local governments to ensure quality health services are accessible over the long-term.

Since launching in 2016, the project has benefitted over 35,000 vulnerable women and children in Nepal and Vietnam.