Other books from the Hesperian Foundation
A Health Handbook for Women
with Disabilities by Jane Maxwell,
Julia Watts Belser and Darlena David
provides women with disabilities
and their caregivers suggestions on
disability-friendly health care, caring
for daily needs, having healthy and
safe sexual relationships, family planning, pregnancy
and childbirth, and defense against violence and
abuse. The book also focuses on social stigma and
discrimination. 406 pages.
Where There Is No Doctor, by
David Werner with Carol Thuman
and Jane Maxwell. The most widely
used health care manual in the world
provides vital, easy to understand
information on how to diagnose,
treat and prevent common diseases.
An emphasis is placed on prevention,
including cleanliness, diet, vaccinations and the
importance of community mobilization. 512 pages.
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 social factors that limit women’s
health. Essential information on
problems that affect only women or
affect women differently from men. 584 pages.
Helping Children Who Are Blind,
by Sandy Niemann and Namita Jacob,
aids parents and other caregivers in
helping blind children from birth
through age 5 develop all their
capabilities. Topics include: assessing
how much a child can see, preventing
blindness, moving around safely, teaching common
activities, and many others. 192 pages.
Helping Children Who Are Deaf,
by Darlena David, Devorah Greenstein
and Sandy Niemann, aids parents,
teachers, and other caregivers in
helping deaf children learn basic
communication skills and a full
language. It includes simple methods
to assess hearing loss and develop listening skills, and
explores how communities can work to help deaf
children. 250 pages.
A Community Guide to
Environmental Health, by Jeff
Conant and Pam Fadem, will help
urban and rural health promoters,
activists and community leaders take
charge of their environmental health.
23 chapters address topics from toilets
to toxics, watershed management to waste management,
and agriculture to air pollution. Includes activities,
how-to instructions to make health technologies, and
dozens of stories. 600 pages.
Where There Is No Dentist, by
Murray Dickson, shows how to care
for teeth and gums at home, and in
community and school settings.
Detailed and illustrated information
on dental equipment, placing fillings
and pulling teeth, teaching hygiene
and nutrition, and HIV and oral
health. 208 pages.
HIV, Health, and Your Community,
by Reuben Granich and Jonathan
Mermin. This clearly written guide
emphasizes prevention, transmission
and ideas for designing HIV
treatment programs. Contains an
appendix of common health
problems for people with HIV, and
an updated section on antiretrovirals. 245 pages.
Disabled Village Children, by
David Werner, covers most common
disabilities of children. It gives
suggestions for rehabilitation and
explains how to make a variety of
low-cost aids. Emphasis is placed on
how to help disabled children find
a role and be accepted in the
community. 672 pages.
Helping Health Workers Learn, by
David Werner and Bill Bower, is an
indispensable resource that makes
health education fun and effective.
Includes activities, techniques, and ideas
for low-cost teaching aids. A people-
centered approach to health care, it
presents strategies for community
involvement through participatory education. 640 pages.
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