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.
Currently in its 3rd edition, and benefitting from almost two decades of testing and revision, this is the first U.S. printing of Setting Up Community Health Programmes. This detailed, simply written manual covers the basic principles of community-based health care, including setting up and managing specific programs, in language that is easy to understand.
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 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 provides detailed information about pesticides and addresses how to treat people in pesticide emergencies and reduce harm caused by pesticides. It also offers alternate pest control methods that do not use harmful chemicals. Also available in Spanish.
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. Also available in Spanish and French.
Written by a veterinarian and long-distance sailor, Where There is No Pet Doctor is designed for people traveling with pets in areas where little or no veterinary care is available. This health manual is a must-have for backwoods or international travelers, sailors, people who focus on preparedness, and anyone spending substantial time in areas lacking veterinary services.
Where There Is No Animal Doctor is essential in areas where livestock play an important role in daily life and there is little or no access to veterinarians. This simply written and heavily illustrated manual is useful for farmers, technicians and community leaders working to improve the health of farm animals. Also available in Spanish.
While working in Mexico in 1982, Johan van Lengen wrote and illustrated Manual Del Arquitecto Descalzo, a comprehensive guide to building simple homes highlighting modern and traditional techniques. The Mexican government was so impressed that it bought 40,000 copies and placed one in every library in the country. Now available in English for the first time, The Barefoot Architect describes in simple language the process of building housing and providing a healthful environment.
Now in its fourth edition, the Global Health Watch is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health. With contributions from more than 80 experts from around the globe, Global Health Watch 4 addresses key issues in the health sector. Through its five sections, it covers diverse issues related to health systems and the social, economic, political, and environmental determinants of health.
The Global Health Watch provides a platform for activists to share experiences, practical examples, and theoretical analyses to strengthen local, national, regional, and global campaigns towards Health for All. Global Health Watch 3 is the definitive independent source of data on global health and offers essential information for anyone working in the field.
The Global Health Watch is a call to all health workers to broaden and strengthen the global community of health advocates taking action on global health inequalities and their underlying political and economic determinants. Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, Global Health Watch 2 covers a comprehensive range of topics, including access to medicines, mental health, water and sanitation, nutrition, and war and conflict. Now on sale for $20, for a savings of almost 60%.