The most widely-used manual for health workers, educators, and others involved in primary care and health promotion around the world. Newly updated in December, 2017 to include the latest information on medicines, mosquito-borne illnesses, vision and eye problems, contraception, and more. Also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Kreyol, Urdu, and Bambara.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2018 edition includes a current, revised resource section, new recommendations regarding mercury fillings, and an up-to-date medications guide. Also available in Spanish and French.
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.
A vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs, A Book for Midwives covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth. Updated to reflect new WHO/UNICEF guidelines for mothers and newborns. 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.