The most widely-used manual for health workers, educators, and others involved in primary care and health promotion around the world. Newly updated in March 2022 to include the latest information on burn treatment, family planning, sexually transmitted infections, epilepsy treatment vaccination, treating and preventing malaria and HIV, and COVID-19. Also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Kreyol, Urdu, and Bambara.
Community health workers, educators and individuals from around the world use Where There Is No Dentist to help people care for their teeth and gums. From preventing and treating common dental problems to making low-cost equipment, this title covers essential topics in oral health and hygiene. The 2021 edition includes a current, revised resource section, an up-to-date medications guide, and improved dosing instructions for pain management. Also available in Spanish and French.
An excellent companion to Health Actions for Women, Where Women Have No Doctor combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs limit women's health and access to care. This accessible, illustrated guide is a must-have resource for women and health care providers. Also available in Spanish, Kreyol, Lao, Nepali, Burmese, and Chinese.
An indispensable resource for health educators, Helping Health Workers Learn shows how to make health education engaging and effective. This book encourages community involvement through participatory education and emphasizes a people-centered approach to care. Also available in Spanish.
Health Actions for Women addresses the social factors that prevent women and girls from enjoying healthy lives. This guide offers proven strategies to help women and men facilitate community discussions and action, even in challenging settings where organizing for women’s health is difficult or dangerous. Also available in Spanish, Khmer, Lao and Nepali.
Easy to use and full of illustrations, the Workers' Guide to Health and Safety demystifies occupational safety to make it accessible to everyone. It provides essential tools to support employees, health promoters and union organizers in their efforts to create safer and healthier workplaces. The strategies are applicable to any factory setting, especially electronics, shoe and garment industries.
With hundreds of illustrations and clear instructions, A Community Guide to Environmental Health helps health promoters, development workers, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of their environmental health in villages and cities alike. Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.
Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain tells the story of how Latino Health Access developed its groundbreaking promotor model of peer-to-peer outreach and education in Santa Ana, California. Facing problems such as obesity and diabetes, their strategies, advice, and accomplishments will spark hope and change throughout communities. Also available in Spanish.
A vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs, A Book for Midwives covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth. The 2021 edition of Midwives includes updated Resources, advice on Medicines, and information on preventing and treating HIV during pregnancy. Also available in Spanish, French, Haitian Kreyol, Nepali, and Urdu.
This groundbreaking guide helps women with disabilities overcome barriers to poor health and advocate for better health care. A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities is an essential resource for health professionals, caregivers, and trainers working with disability groups. Also available in Spanish and Nepali.
The simple and engaging information and activities in Helping Children Who Are Blind enable family members and teaching professionals to help children with vision problems reach their fullest potential. This book is part of Hesperian’s Early Assistance Series, which contains essential information for children with hearing and vision problems. Also available in French and Spanish.
Packed with activities on how to foster language learning through visual and oral approaches, this groundbreaking book explains ways to adapt activities and exercises for both a child's specific abilities and a family’s unique circumstances. This book is part of Hesperian’s Early Assistance Series, which contains essential information for children with hearing and vision problems. Also available in French and Spanish.