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Toward a healthy and peaceful 2017

December 31, 2016

staff-pic-2016Hesperian accomplished a lot in 2016, but we know that there is so much more to do in 2017. Together, we can work to achieve health and justice. Look back at all the ways Hesperian contributed to Health for All in 2016, and then take a peek at the year ahead. 

As the Zika virus spreads in Brazil, Hesperian is among the first to respond with clear, actionable information that shares facts, not rumors. 

Our new book Recruiting the Heart is inspiring, supporting, and guiding health promotion programs working to improve health in communities throughout the US. 

Women worldwide are benefiting from new editions of A Book for Midwives in French, Health Actions for Women in Khmer, information on preventing obstetric fistula, and a wealth of new content in many languages in our online HealthWiki 

The brand new Kreyol edition of Where There Is No Doctor helps people struggling for health in Haiti, especially in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and a devastating cholera epidemic. 

We already know the challenges 2017 will bring: protecting environmental health, guarding and improving people’s access to care, ending discrimination in health, and fostering peace and justice. Hesperian has always created materials that empower people to stand up to these challenges, and this year will be no exception. 

Here’s a few things to expect from Hesperian in the coming year: 

Resources to support caregivers of children affected by HIV
Environmental health materials on fracking 
Smartphone apps to promote women’s health
 Internet access to all Hesperian materials
Spanish editions of Health Actions for Women and Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety
Translations of other books into Bangla, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Russian and more

Your support will make this work possible. Buy a Hesperian book to organize in your community, or make a donation to further our efforts in the New Year.

From all of us at Hesperian, best wishes for peace and good health in 2017.