Another morning, another commute to work – but this time, there were treats along the way! Today is Bike to Work Day, started by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 and hosted in Berkeley by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.
Almost half of Hesperian staff bike to work, and most of the rest of staff take the train, the bus, carpools, and their own two feet – it’s better for the planet, and better for us. And it can help us to slow down and connect with the world around us in a different way. We hope you joined us today (and everyday) in using your bicycle to get around whenever possible!
New 2020 Edition of A Book for Midwives!
The essential midwifery training guide, with new information to support the maternal health needs of today. Newly updated in 2020 to include the latest information on birth control methods, HIV, medical abortion, manual vacuum aspiration, mental health, hepatitis, HPV and cancer prevention, and pre-eclampsia. Read More
We couldn’t do it without our volunteers
Hesperian depends on the labor of an energetic team of volunteers, who devote thousands of hours to every aspect of our work, from packing books to researching to fundraising. Our digital projects volunteers make building our HealthWiki possible: they proofread, code, design, manipulate images, translate and program. Their skills and time enable people to access Hesperian materials everywhere on tablets, cell phones, and other mobile devices. Read More
Heart disease doesn’t have to be the number one killer
Heart diseases kill more of the world's people than anything else. Strikingly, three quarters of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. With the right resources and support, including regular primary health care, the risk factors for cardiovascular disease could be detected, people treated, and lives extended instead of being cut tragically short. Unfortunately, without access to regular, affordable health care, illness is caught too late, after the disease has progressed and treatment is not available or is too expensive. Read More