Thank you very much to all the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and friends and family who gave to Hesperian to meet our $22,000 matching challenge grant.
The gifts made to this challenge will be matched dollar-for-dollar, meaning that $44,000 will go toward the development, distribution, revision, and digitization of Hesperian resources such as Where There Is No Doctor.
Hesperian is proud to create community health resources that support Peace Corps volunteers in creating grassroots change worldwide.
“These are, to date, still the best resources that the Peace Corps ever provided me with.”
~Michael Simsik, RPCV and former Peace Corps Mali country director
Thank you for joining us in realizing a vision of Health for All!
Are you a current or Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who missed the match? You can still take action for health by telling us your story or making a donation! You can also visit our page for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to learn about other opportunities.
Hesperian partner in Nepal featured on Global Motherhood blog
December 19, 2014
Even your creased, well-thumbed copy of Where There is No Doctor is no substitute for receiving attention from a compassionate and well-trained health care provider. In a recent piece on the Huffington Post’s Global Motherhood Blog , anthropologist Elisabeth Enslin describes how she used Where There Is No Doctor to advise her neighbors, who were reluctant to go to clinics after “they'd had their concerns dismissed, been sold expensive medicines or exams with dubious benefits, been chastised, misdiagnosed, misunderstood, inconvenienced, lost work time waiting for all-too-brief exams, been looked down on for their skin color, ethnic status, poverty, and/or gender.” Although she found that Where There is No Doctor provided “practical and thoughtful” solutions to many problems, she longed to be able to refer her Nepali advice-seekers to health services that would treat them with the respect and care they deserved. Read More