Hesperian Health Guides

Hesperian Health Guides

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Where There Is No Dentist
This dental manual offers instructions for preventive care of teeth and gums, diagnosis and treatment of common dental problems, and oral health and HIV.


Advance Chapters from the New Where There Is No Doctor
Advance chapters for the new, 21st-century edition of our hallmark publication.


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.


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


Helping Children Who Are Deaf
Information for caregivers to foster language learning through both sign and oral approaches.


Helping Children Who Are Blind
Activities and information for caregivers to help a child with vision problems develop all of his or her capabilities.
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A Community Guide to Environmental Health
Information, activities, and instructions for communities to take charge of their environmental health.


A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
Information for women with disabilities to overcome social stigma and inadequate care to improve their health and independence.
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