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Hesperian Health Guides publishes 20 titles, spanning women’s health, children, disabilities, dentistry, health education, HIV, and environmental health. From this page, you can buy, download, or read health materials in English. View Resources by Language to explore materials in Spanish and other languages.
The most widely-used health care manual for health workers, educators, and others involved in primary health care and health promotion around the world. Current edition includes updated information on malaria, HIV, and more.
Advance Chapters from the NEW Where There Is No Doctor
These are the first chapters completed of an all new, 21st-century edition of our hallmark publication.Topics include nutrition, belly pain and diarrhea, water and sanitation, and care for pregnant women, newborns, and children.
A vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs around the world, this book covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth. Updated to reflect new WHO/UNICEF guidelines for mothers and newborns.
An indispensable resource for health educators, this book provides hundreds of methods, aids, and learning strategies to make health education engaging and effective, encouraging community involvement through participatory education.
This guide contains information, activities, stories, and instructions for simple technologies that help health promoters, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of their environmental health.
This manual contains a wealth of clear and detailed information along with easy-to-implement strategies for all who are concerned about the well being of children with disabilities, especially those living in communities with limited resources.
The simple and engaging activities in this book can help parents, caregivers, teachers, health workers, rehabilitation workers, and others help a child with vision problems develop all of his or her capabilities.
This groundbreaking book, packed with activities on how to foster language learning through both sign and oral approaches, supports parents and other caregivers in building the communication skills of babies and young children.
Developed with the participation of women with disabilities in 42 countries, this guide helps women to overcome the barriers of social stigma and inadequate care to improve their general health, self-esteem, and independence.
A clear and thorough guide for health workers confronting the HIV pandemic in their communities, topics include designing prevention programs, and using language that is accessible to those with little medical training.
Pesticides are Poison addresses how to treat people in pesticide emergencies and reduce harm caused by pesticides. Sanitation and Cleanliness includes information on how to build safe toilets. Water for Life covers how to make water safe for drinking and organize water projects (only available for download).
Through our work, we find great resources on health and community empowerment written by like-minded organizations. We offer some of these hard-to-find titles for sale on our “Health and Empowerment Bookshelf.”
Featured flyers and posters include: Cholera Prevention Fact Sheet, Safe Handling of Health Care Waste, Fighting Factory Fires, and Danger Signs of Childbirth. If you have created a flyer or poster using Hesperian materials, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Links to additional resources on topics including community health, HIV, people with disabilities, women’s health, nutrition, and others can be found on this page, organized by topic, in the Hesperian HealthWiki.