You are cordially invited to two events in celebration of the MOU signing and new partnership between
The Peace Corps and Hesperian Health Guides
For over 40 years, Peace Corps Volunteers have used Hesperian
resources like Where There Is No Doctor in their work and with their
host communities. Now, Hesperian Health Guides and the Peace Corps
are signing an MOU to collaborate in global public health efforts.
Monday, November 24th, 2014
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Shriver Hall
Peace Corps Headquarters
- Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
- Remarks from Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Hesperian’s Executive Director, Sarah Shannon
- Opportunity to learn about Hesperian’s resources
RSVP for the MOU signing
5:15 – 7:30, Networking Happy hour at Recessions
hosted by RPCV/W
Networking and conversation with Hesperian, local RPCVs and others
RSVP for the Networking Happy Hour
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please RSVP to each event separately.
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