Books by Hesperian Health Guides


Hesperian works with grassroots organizations and volunteers throughout the world to write, field-test, translate and produce health materials on a wide range of topics in multiple languages.



The Greatest Good

The Greatest Good

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.
$24.95
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Dlo ak Pwòpte

Dlo ak Pwòpte: Pi plis pase tout sa nou ka panse

Haitian Kreyol translation of Water & Sanitation
Liv sa a fè nou konnen ki jan nou ka fè katye nou, kay nou, dlo ak manje nou pi pwòp, menm si nou pa gen anpil lajan; konsa nou ka evite anpil maladi vin sou nou.
This booklet, adapted from the NEW Where There Is No Doctor, provides strategies for practicing better sanitation with little resources to make our communities safer and prevent illness.
$5.95
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Diabetes: Beyond the Basics

Diabetes: Beyond the Basics

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 booklet addresses both the physical and social issues tied to diabetes, and provides thoughtful discussion questions for health educators and self-help groups.
$6.95
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Problems with the Eyes and Seeing: Beyond the Basics

Problems with the Eyes and Seeing: Beyond the Basics

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 booklet also includes a ready-to-use vision-testing chart.
$6.95
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