Other books from Hesperian
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.
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.
A Book for Midwives, by Susan
Klein, Suellen Miller, and Fiona
Thomson, is an invaluable training
tool and practical reference for
midwives and anyone concerned
about care for women in pregnancy,
birth, and beyond. Discusses
preventing, managing, and treating
obstetric complications, covers HIV in pregnancy, birth,
and breastfeeding, and has expanded information on
reproductive health care. 544 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.
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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 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.
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.
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.