Setting up Community Health ProgrammesTed Lankester | 2009
Produced by Macmillan Publishers Limited, Published by Hesperian
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.
“We must be moved by human suffering to use our skills and knowledge to take effective action without delay.”— Setting Up Community Health Programmes
Designed for both urban and rural locations, Setting Up Community Health Programmes addresses the needs of health workers, program managers, doctors, nurses, health planners, and all those who seek an evidence-based and practical approach to health care in the developing world.
Topics include setting up community programs for maternal health and family planning, creating environmental health improvements, and managing personnel and finances. The book also addresses community development approaches to HIV/AIDS.
Ted Lankester is a practicing physician, and director of Health Care at InterHealth, an international health center whose staff act as medical advisors to a wide range of relief agencies.
Praise for Setting Up Community Health Programmes“This book is invaluable for anyone involved in primary health care, including doctors, nursing and health care workers at all levels. A book of extreme value to those faced with the initiation, management and sustaining of health care programmes in developing countries.”
— Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, England
"If you want to know how to implement community health programmes in practice, then look no further."
— Tropical Doctor