In India and other parts of South Asia, people suffer and die from preventable and curable health conditions and in many cases, access to information on simple, low-cost solutions is totally unavailable. Hesperian’s publications provide local health workers, educators, and community leaders with the knowledge they need to have an impact on the root causes of poor health. Each month we receive requests for 12-14 publications from India and for another 3-4 from nearby countries.
Hesperian develops and distributes health guides for people who live far from medical services or are too poor to pay for them. We evaluate free book requests to ensure they will benefit the broad community. Volunteers pack the books to save costs.
Using simply-written and heavily illustrated books and booklets, ordinary people (even those with little formal education) can learn to diagnose and treat common health problems and work together to address the underlying causes of poor health.