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What Filipino Women Want

July 24, 2017


Information on women’s health, and especially family planning, can be difficult — sometimes impossible — to find in the Philippines due to governmental and religious opposition. But access will soon become easier when Hesperian Health Guides releases Where Women Have No Doctor in Filipino on the HealthWiki! Together with our Philippine partner Likhaan, this edition is being carefully updated to reflect current information on a wide range of women’s health issues and produced for online viewing, including on mobile phones.

WWHND_fil While this important resource will be available for free online, the cost of updating it and making it available in the HealthWiki isn’t. Hesperian needs $3,000 to complete the updates and production that will make this lifesaving resource accessible to women who desperately want and need it. Can you help with a donation today to support the online Filipino edition of Where Women Have No Doctor?

Hesperian and Likhaan piloted making two chapters of the Filipino Where Women Have No Doctor available in the HealthWiki. People soon found it online and started using it: 177,145 people in the past 18 months! Considering that every visitor to the HealthWiki shares what they learn with an average of 15 others, the numbers of people we reach with women’s health information is staggering!

For over 40 years, Hesperian has written, translated and distributed materials that address the health needs of people worldwide. Despite the barriers of access and affordability, the knowledge our materials provide has helped families and whole communities live healthier lives.

 Women in the Philippines deserve the health information that will keep them healthy and empower them to be in charge of their own bodies. Please help Hesperian make Where Women Have No Doctor in Filipino available for free in the HealthWiki with your donation today!