Health  India Project #1486

Books for Health Education: India & South Asia

by Hesperian Foundation


This project sends free copies of Where There Is No Doctor and other Hesperian popular education materials to health workers and community leaders working to improve health in poor communities.

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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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Hesperian Foundation

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Hesperian Foundation
Leah Uberseder
Project Leader:
Leah Uberseder
Development Associate
Berkeley, CA United States

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