In Comrades in Health, Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Theodore M. Brown bring together a group of professionals and activists whose lives have been dedicated to international health. By presenting a combination of historical accounts and first-hand reflections, this collection aims to draw attention to the longstanding activities of progressive US health professionals and the lessons they brought home. Their involvement is presented against the background of foreign and domestic policy, social movements, and global politics.
Brilliantly connecting personal stories with cutting-edge scientific and medical information, Changing Planet, Changing Health takes readers around the world—to Mozambique, Honduras, the United States and beyond—on an eye-opening investigation of how climate change is affecting malaria, Lyme disease, cholera, asthma, and other health threats.
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.
Jamkhed tells the story of poor, disenfranchised men and women who developed a sustainable community-based primary health care program in the town of Jamkhed, Maharashtra, one of the poorest parts of India. From a single village, the award-winning program has grown to over 2,000 villages in rural India and offers trainings both nationally and internationally. The success of Jamkhed shows that ‘Health for All’ can indeed become a reality.
This collection presents a vibrant collection of stories from the front lines of birth activist communities. The personal has once more become political, and birth workers, supporters, and doulas now find themselves at the fore of collective struggles for freedom and dignity.
America’s leading midwife, Ina May Gaskin, reminds us that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta that shows us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.
The Life-Saving Skills (LSS) Manual for Midwives and its training program builds on years of experience of midwives practicing in rural and urban areas. It is focused on strengthening the capacity of midwives and others with midwifery skills to save the lives of women and babies—and is also recommended for community training programs, schools, ministries of health, and professional associations. Since its inception, this manual has encouraged midwives to assume greater responsibility for recognizing and responding to life-threatening emergencies.
The Home Based Life Saving Skills (HBLSS) Large Picture Cards provides all of the illustrations found in the HBLSS training manuals, but on large, heavy-weight paper suitable for use in larger group situations. These picture cards are useful in community training meetings to illustrate important points, and are an important resource for people with limited reading skills.
The Home Based Life Saving Skills (HBLSS) training manual is a family focused, community-based program that aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality through supporting birth preparedness and encouraging community involvement.
JourneyWoman is a wellness guide for Native American women that covers health issues throughout the stages of life. This resource was produced by the Women's Wellness Program at the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA) Indian Health Clinic, an indigenous-owned and operated nonprofit in Portland, Oregon.
The stunning success of JourneyWoman: A Native Woman's Guide to Wellness led the Women's Wellness Program at the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA) Indian Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon, to produce a companion book discussing additional health and community issues not covered in the first volume of JourneyWoman.
Training for Transformation is designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. The set consists of three practical and easy-to-use handbooks that are useful for anyone working toward transforming society.