We have all witnessed the tragic images of refugees searching for safe haven in Europe. The stories of longing, loss and despair have moved many to search for ways to assist those fleeing to safety.
The plight of refugees is a major humanitarian crisis and a public health emergency. Refugees are crowded into train stations and camps, and are fleeing under harrowing conditions. They are vulnerable to serious health risks and illnesses, and have very limited access to health care.
In response, Hesperian is preparing to ship Where There is No Doctor to the frontlines of the crisis in collaboration with the Syrian American Medical Society. But we need your help to pay the high international shipping costs.
Every contribution of $25 will send one book that will be shared, on average, with 40 people. From first aid, pregnancy, and childbirth, to sanitation and nutrition, Where There Is No Doctor provides practical, easy-to-read information on how to diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses in places with little or no health care infrastructure – information that saves lives.
Paul Farmer, MD, co-founder of Partners in Health, has praised Where There Is No Doctor as “an indispensable resource… This book has been, quite literally, a lifesaver for the poor – even where there is a doctor.”