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 how
poverty, discrimination and culture can limit women’s health
and access to care. This book is essential 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. 588 pages.
A Book for Midwives, by Susan Klein, Suellen Miller, and
Fiona Thomson, is for midwives, community health workers
and anyone concerned about the health of women and
babies in pregnancy, birth and beyond. It includes: helping
pregnant women stay healthy, care during and after birth,
handling obstetric complications, breastfeeding, and expanded
information for women’s reproductive health care. 544 pages.
Where There Is No Doctor, by David Werner with Carol
Thuman and Jane Maxwell. Perhaps the most widely used
health care manual in the world, this book provides vital, easily
understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent
common diseases. Emphasis is placed on prevention, including
cleanliness, diet, and vaccinations, as well as the active role
people must take in their own health care. 512 pages.
A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, by Jane
Maxwell, Julia Watts Belser, and Darlena David. Women with
disabilities often discover that the social stigma of disability
and inadequate care are greater barriers to health than the
disabilities themselves. This groundbreaking handbook
provides suggestions on daily care, family planning, violence
and abuse, pregnancy and childbirth, drug interactions, and
more. 384 pages.
Helping Health Workers Learn, by David Werner and Bill Bower.
An indispensable resource for teaching about health, this heavily
illustrated book presents strategies for effective community
involvement through participatory education. Includes activities for
mothers and children; pointers for using theater, flannel-boards, and
other techniques; and ideas for producing low-cost teaching aids.