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Workers Guide to Health and Safety – A new book for May Day!

April 29, 2015

It took us more than a decade, but it is finally here! 

Today, May 1st, celebrated around the world as International Workers’ Day, we are thrilled to launch Hesperian’s newest and most ambitious title: Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety

As one of our partners humorously put it, “It is about time! We need this book.”

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Nepal earthquake response: Share Nepali health information

April 26, 2015

We extend our heartfelt sorrow and solidarity to the people of Nepal as they begin to bury their dead after Saturday’s earthquake left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands homeless,  and many more completely cut off from contact by landslides. As civil society and governments struggle to provide search and rescue aid, food, medicine, and shelter, here are a few ways you can lend your support.

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Hesperian partner Jagruti delivers affordable medicine to poor in Dhaward, India

April 27, 2015

The need for affordable generic drugs is especially urgent in rural communities – treatable communicable diseases like tuberculosis and malaria remain commonplace, and chronic diseases, such diabetes, are on the rise.  The Dharwad-Hubli  district of Southern India is no exception, as most households have one wage-earner working seasonally in agriculture, except for one exciting development--  Jagruti, a long-time translation partner of Hesperian Health Guides,  in coordination with Drug Action Forum—Karnataka has just launched the Dharwad Generic Drug House, which will bring low-cost generic drugs to the  municipality. Inspired by Alma Ata and the work of the People’s Health Movement, the Drug action forum was formed by rural doctors in Karnataka, who felt that “the cost and use of medicines was forcing several families to penury,” and that accessible medicines and primary health care are an essential human right.

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