Primary Health Care: General Resources

ResourcesLinks to other organisations' materials:

The following key health guides can be downloaded via Hesperian's Books and Resources page:

"Where There is No Doctor" – The most widely-used health care manual for health workers, educators, and others involved in primary health care and health promotion around the world. Current edition includes updated information on malaria, HIV, and more.

"Where There Is No Dentist" – This basic dental manual uses clear language and step-by-step instructions to discuss preventive care of teeth and gums, diagnosis and treatment of common dental problems, and oral health and HIV.

"Helping Health Workers Learn" – An indispensable resource for health educators, this book provides hundreds of methods, aids, and learning strategies to make health education engaging and effective, encouraging community involvement through participatory education.

"A Book for Midwives" – Essentials of care before, during, and after birth. Updated to reflect new WHO/UNICEF guidelines for mothers and newborns.

"Where Women Have No Doctor" – Information to help understand, treat, and prevent health problems that affect women. Topics include reproductive health, violence, mental health, HIV, and more.

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