Filled with clear and detailed information along with easy-to-implement strategies, Disabled Village Children is for anyone interested in the well-being of children with disabilities, especially those living in communities with limited resources. The English edition has recently been updated and expanded to include new information on birth defects such as microcephaly and other developmental disabilities, epilepsy, HIV, leprosy and more. Also available in Spanish.
The Childbirth Picture Book provides a simple and complete guide to the basics of conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. This 68-page book contains 34 pages of detailed line drawings depicting every step of the reproductive process. Also available in Spanish, French, Arabic and Urdu.
This selected material from Hesperian's Community Guide to Environmental Health offers 48 pages of information on basic sanitation and hygiene, including instructions on building safe, affordable, environmentally-friendly sanitation systems, as well as learning activities to help communities understand and prevent sanitation-related health problems. Also available in Spanish and French.
This selected material from Hesperian's Community Guide to Environmental Health explains how to improve drinking water sources, treat water as a right for all people, make it safe for drinking, and organize water projects to improve community health in 46 pages. Also available in Spanish and French.
This selected material from Hesperian's Community Guide to Environmental Health provides detailed information about pesticides and addresses how to treat people in pesticide emergencies and reduce harm caused by pesticides. The 37-page booklet also offers alternate pest control methods that do not use harmful chemicals. Also available in Spanish.
Diabetes: Beyond the Basics is a resource for friends, neighbors and health workers who provide support for people living with diabetes, who have loved ones with diabetes, and who work to prevent new cases of diabetes in their communities. Adapted from the New Where There Is No Doctor, this 43-page booklet addresses both the physical and social issues tied to diabetes, and provides thoughtful discussion questions for health educators and self-help groups. Also available in Spanish.
Problems with the Eyes and Seeing provides simple tools to help health workers and others prevent and care for eye and vision problems in the community. It provides accessible, illustrated information on basic eye care as well as care for eye injuries, infections and emergencies. The 36-page booklet also includes a ready-to-use vision-testing chart. Also available in Spanish.
Dr. Davida Coady's memoir recounts an adventurous life in international health — a journey through war zones, refugee camps, urban slums and remote villages in over 30 countries. In the US, she established immigrant and farmworker clinics, and substance use recovery programs. Dr. Coady relates an inspirational life, driven by the motto: The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People.
Helping Children Live with HIV is a new, innovative community health guide, designed to empower families and communities affected by HIV in their efforts to support children’s well-being and healthy development. Richly illustrated, filled with unique stories and practical advice, this resource addresses both the physical and emotional health needs of children living with HIV.