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Invitation: Join Peace Corps and Hesperian in DC on November 24th

November 19, 2014

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.

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Chiapas Health Workers improve maternal health with mHealth

November 14, 2014

Rural Chiapas might appear to be an unlikely place for mHealth initiatives to gain traction – with one person in four unable to read, and little cell phone reception or internet connectivity in the mountains, it would seem that accessing understandable information through mobile technology would be a challenge for health workers and patients alike. Yet the community health workers of Compañeros en Salud (CES) have found unexpected ways to make innovations in mobile health technologies work for them and strengthen their programs.   

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With these new Swahili health materials, we’re all winners!

October 2, 2014

The Swahili health materials contest we announced in August, cosponsored by Hesperian, our Tanzanian partner COBIHESA, and K4Health, generated an impressive response. We are excited to announce that 22 new health materials are now freely available for download on our Swahili Language Hub! These excellent new resources cover topics from cervical cancer to training midwives, and from non-communicable to sexually transmitted diseases. People sent creative entries in every imaginable form: videos, fliers, brochures, posters, comic books, and more!

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