Complete Hesperian Library

    Complete Hesperian Library


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    Get all of Hesperian's titles in English at a substantial savings. This comprehensive set includes 14 books that fall under six major topic areas: General health, disability health, women's health, workers' health, HIV/AIDS, and environmental health. Also available in Spanish.
    Regularly $369.25 if purchased separately, this set is only $258.50 – a savings of 30%.

    Where There Is No Doctor is the most widely used manual for health workers, educators, and others involved in primary care and health promotion around the world. This manual provides practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common injuries and illnesses. This edition includes updated information on malaria, HIV, and more. (Read full description)

    Helping Health Workers Learn is an indispensable resource for health educators that 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. (Read full description)

    Where There Is No Dentist covers essential topics in oral health and hygiene using accessible language and illustrations. This manual is frequently used by community health workers, educators and individuals to help people take care of their gums and teeth. (Read full description)

    Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain shows how a committed group of activists can build a dynamic force for health in their community. This book shares information on organizing in your community, evaluating needs, generating programs and building coalitions. (Print book only. Not included when purchasing the Complete Hesperian Library in USB form) (Read full description)

    Disabled Village Children clearly explains the most common disabilities and provides fun and useful therapy techniques, skills for daily living, and low-cost rehabilitation aids. (Read full description)

    Helping Children Live with HIV is an 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. (Read full description)

    Helping Children Who are Blind enables family members and teaching professionals to help children with vision problems reach their fullest potential through its simple and engaging activities. (Read full description)

    Helping Children Who are Deaf is packed with activities on how to foster language learning through visual and oral approaches, and explains ways to adapt activities and exercises for both a child's specific abilities and a family’s unique circumstances. (Read full description)

    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. (Read full description)

    Health Actions for Women addresses the social practices that prevent women and girls from enjoying healthy lives, offering proven strategies for leading community discussions and action around such topics as family planning, sexuality, HIV, and gender-based violence, even in challenging settings where organizing for women’s health is difficult. (Read full description)

    A Book for Midwives has proved a vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs around the world. This book covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth, providing a variety of designs for low-cost equipment and training materials, and is updated to reflect new WHO/UNICEF guidelines for mothers and newborns. (Read full description)

    A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities was developed with the participation of women with disabilities in 42 countries. This guide helps women to overcome the barriers of social stigma and inadequate care to improve their general health, self-esteem, and independence. (Read full description)

    Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety shows how workers can assess their workplaces, recognize hazards, and take charge of their health and safety, especially in electronics, shoe, and garment factories. It focuses on developing actionable alternatives to hazardous conditions and organizing for improvements. (Read full description)

    A Community Guide to Environmental Health helps health promoters, development workers, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of the health of their communities in villages and cities alike. Using hundreds of illustrations and clear language, this guide provides the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to address the crisis in environmental health. (Read full description)

    Doing Global Health Work examines the pitfalls of traditional approaches and the benefits of empowering methods of global health work. Full of personal stories and backed by extensive research, Kirk Scirto illustrates what really works in the struggle for health justice. (Read full description)