Other books from Hesperian
Where Women Have No Doctor
by A. August Burns, Ronnie Lovich, Jane Maxwell, and
Katharine Shapiro, combines self-help medical information with
an understanding of the ways poverty, discrimination, and cultural
beliefs limit women’s health and access to care. Clearly written and
with over 1000 drawings, this book is an essential resource for any
woman who wants to improve her health, and for health workers
who want more information about the problems that affect only
women, or that affect women differently from men. 584 pages.
HIV, Health, and Your Community
by Reuben Granich and Jonathan Mermin. Essential for community
health workers and others confronting the growing HIV/AIDS
epidemic. Emphasizes prevention and also covers virus biology,
epidemiology, and ideas for designing HIV prevention and treatment
programs. Contains an appendix of common health problems and
treatments for people with HIV/AIDS, along with other practical tools
for health workers. Now updated to include antiretroviral treatments
and new advances in therapy. 245 pages.
Where There Is No Doctor
by David Werner with Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell. Perhaps
the world’s most widely used health care manual, it provides vital,
easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent
common diseases. Emphasizes prevention, including cleanliness, diet,
vaccinations, and the role people must take in their own health care.
A Book for Midwives
by Susan Klein, Suellen Miller, and Fiona Thomson. Revised
in 2004, ideal for midwives, community health workers and those
concerned with women and babies’ health in pregnancy, birth and
beyond. Covers helping pregnant women stay healthy, care during
and after birth, handling obstetric complications, breastfeeding, and
includes expanded information for women’s reproductive health care.