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Hesperian gratefully acknowledges our partners from around the world. Our Funding Partners, Field Partners and Technology Partners provide us with generous financial and organizational support. Hundreds of partners from around the world work with us to develop, update, distribute, translate, and adapt our health guides – we could not do what we do without them! Together we work to make health for all a reality.

Featured Partners


Educación Popular en Salud


A group of EPES participants discussing gender stereotypes in their community

Educación Popular en Salud (EPES), which translates as the Foundation for Popular Education on Health, is a nonprofit organization founded in Chile in the early 1980s. Hesperian has treasured our long relationship with EPES because we share a mission of offering people-centered, actionable information to those who need it most. This year, EPES field tested a chapter from our upcoming Spanish-language edition of Health Actions for Women, titled Guía práctia para promover la salud de las mujeres. Their feedback on Chapter 3: Gender and health was constructive and thought-provoking, and offered a glimpse into the reality of Chilean women and their activism around women’s health and rights. Field testing allows us to learn from our partners and becomes an opportunity for our partners to test out activities and see their knowledge and experience reflected in the final product.


International Computer Science Institute

ICSI Research staff member Vivek Raghuram and Research Director Jerry Feldman.

The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) began working with Hesperian in 2010 to help us develop and design the digital platform that is now our HealthWiki. They worked with our digital team to explore possible platforms for the HealthWiki and researched using semantic markup to improve usability. In addition they were and are a key thought partner in Hesperian’s digital platform. In 2017, ICSI began a new project with us to help improve the search feature in the HealthWiki, one of the most important ways users find and access our content. They are using Hesperian’s HealthWiki to research how natural language understanding (NLU) can produce more useful search results for our users. ICSI is a nonprofit center for research in computer science that is affiliated with UC Berkeley and works with researchers from around the world forming international collaborative teams. Machine learning is at the core of their work.

Funding Partners

Hesperian’s funding partners are integral to our work and we are deeply grateful to them. Current funders include:

Bancker-Williams Foundation
Branson Family Foundation
Branson H. Campbell & Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
California Communications Access Foundation
California Dept. of Industrial Relations
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Cogan Family Foundation
Community Foundation of Louisville, Inc
Conservation, Food & Health Foundation
David & Lucille Gildin Family Foundation
Debley Foundation
Diane & Joseph Stemach Charitable Foundation
Dorothy & Jonathan Rintels Family Foundation
East Bay Community Foundation
Equal Exchange, Inc
Erthiopia & Eritrea Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
First Congressional Church of Stockbridge Mission & Action Board
Jewish Family & Community Services – East Bay
Johns Hopkins / K4Health
Kadoorie Charitable Foundation
Kazan McClain Partners Foundation
Lakeshore Foundation
Lalor Foundation
OSHA, US Department of Labor
Paul L. Newman Foundation
Project Concern International
Public Welfare Foundation
Sweetgrass Foundation
United Methodist Church — Women’s Division
Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation
Wang-McLaren Foundation
West Foundation

Field Partners

Hesperian guides are developed in close collaboration with our field partners worldwide. Working closely with non-governmental organizations of all sizes helps us develop culturally appropriate, state-of-the art health information. Below is a full list of partners who have helped us to develop, update, translate, adapt and distribute our health guides this fiscal year:


Foundation Le Tisserin, Burkina Faso
Light for the World, Burkina Faso
Global Strategies for AIDS Prevention, Democratic Republic of Congo
Childfund International, Kenya
G.R.A.C.E., Kenya
Kabala Women Centre, Kenya
HELP Madagascar, Madagascar
Doctors for Madagascar, Madagascar
Forum for the Development of Youth with Disability (FDYD), Malawi
Kabangwe Creative Initiative, Malawi
Life Concern Organization, Malawi
Reach Out Ministries, Malawi
Dokotoro Project, Mali/US
Estamos, Mozambique
Centre for Community Medicine, Nmandi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
African Palliative Care Association (APCA), Regional
Action pour la Promotion de la Sage-Femme (APROSAF), Rwanda
Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA), Senegal
CBM Regional Office Southern Africa, South Africa
Isibindi, South Africa
mothers2mothers, South Africa
Pediatric Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA), South Africa
Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), South Africa
SAfAIDS, South Africa
Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa
TAC, South Africa
Thandanani Childrens Foundation, South Africa
Community Based Initiatives in Health, Water and Sanitation (COBIHESA), Tanzania
Fishers Union Organisation, Tanzania
Rotary Club of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Tanzania Home Economics Association, Tanzania
African Network for Care of Children Affected by AIDS (ANECCA), Uganda
Pro-Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU), Uganda
Mulumbo Early Childhood Care and Development, Zambia


Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (CHA), Afghanistan
Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health & Environment Foundation (OSHE), Bangladesh
Mon Language Preservation Organization (MLPO), Burma
One-2-One CAMBODIA, Cambodia
Amity Foundation, China
China Labor Support Network, China
International Association for Communication and Rehabilitation (IACR), China
Yunnan Health and Development Research Association (YHDRA), China
Timor Aid, East Timor
Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC), Hong Kong
Adaiyaalam Publishing Group, India
All India Confederation of the Blind, India
Aravind Eye Hospital, India
Chetana Charitable Trust, India
Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK), India
Hungchi Ministries, India
Hyderabad Book Trust, India
Jagruti, India
Jamkhed: Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP), India
Ramungo Library Group Ukhrul (RLGU), India
Sangram, India
Samarpan Care Awareness and Rehabilitation Centre, India
Streehitakarini (SHK), India
Trust for Reaching the Unreached, India
Vidya Sagar, India
EGC Medical Publisher, Indonesia
Institute for Social Transformation (INSIST), Indonesia
PERDHAKI, Indonesia
Yayasan Essentia Medica, Indonesia
Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta (YTS), Indonesia
Scientific Technology and Language Institute (STLI), Kazakhstan
Health Leadership International (HLI), Laos
Vannasin Publishing, Laos
Association of Mongolians in Wheelchairs, Mongolia
Local Solutions Foundation, Mongolia
Rural Health Education Service Trust (RHEST), Nepal
Pakistan National Forum on Women’s Health (PNFWH), Pakistan
Sindh University Employees Cooperative Housing Society (SUECHS), Pakistan
Swat Youth Front, Pakistan
Stars of Hope Society, Palestine
Help for Peace, Philippines
Likhaan Center for Women’s Health, Phillipines
Silliman University/Marina Mission Clinic, Philippines
Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victims, Regional
Hilton Perkins Program, Bangkok School for the Blind, Thailand
Center for Development and Integration (CDI), Vietnam
Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind Children of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Project Vietnam, Vietnam


Agate Center for Women with Special Needs NGO, Armenia
Lotos – Disability Awareness and Learning Center (DALC), Azerbaijan
Handicap International, France
Lithuanian Library for the Blind, Lithuania
Mariani, Republic of Georgia
Center for Research and Promotion of Community Health (CRPCH), Turkey
International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
99 Balloons/TeamUkraine, Ukraine


Católias por el Derecho a Decidir, Argentina
Hillside Health Care International, Belize
Asociación Civil Equidad TLGB (Transexuales, Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales), Bolivia
Educación Popular en Salud (EPES), Chile
Enfoque Ixcan, Guatemala
Guatemala Partnership, Guatemala
Instituto de Educación Básica Por Cooperativa (INEBACOP), Guatemala
Midwives for Haiti, Haiti
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Haiti
Dar a Luz Honduras, Honduras
Colectivo de Obreras Insumisas, Mexico
Comité por una Maternidad Segura en México, Mexico
Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer Rosario Castellanos, A. C. (GESMujer), Mexico
Fondo María, Mexico
Fara Foundation Clinic, Nicaragua
Puntos en Encuentro, Nicaragua
Wangki Tangni-Miskitu, Nicaragua
CARE Peru, Peru
Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID), USA
Disability Communications Fund, USA
Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area, USA
Garment Worker Center, USA
Health Initiative of the Americas, USA
HEAR Center, USA
International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere
Jewish Family Child Services – East Bay, USA
Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP), USA
Maquila Health and Safety Support Network (MHSSN), USA
MHP Salud, USA
Migrant Clinicians Network, USA
Seva Foundation, USA
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, USA
Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), USA
Teachers Without Borders (TWB), USA
Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB), USA

International Organizations with a Global Reach

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Peace Corps
Plan International
Save the Children
World Vision

Technology Partners

Our technology partners play a key role in the conceptualization and ongoing development of the digital resource center. Our partners include:

UnaMesa, USA
International Computer Science Institute, USA