SEAPAX Hosts Hesperian – Publisher of “Where There is No Doctor” and other Health Guides
Sunday, Sept 21, 2:30, Antioch University, Room 100, 2326 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Beloved by many Peace Corps volunteers, “Where There Is No Doctor” and other Hesperian books provide clear, medically accurate information that can be applied in places where health systems don’t reach—even by people with very little formal education. Hesperian is a non-profit that is dedicated to writing, translating, and distributing these resources to help people diagnose, treat, and prevent common medical issues and to support communities in organizing around the root causes of poor health.
In addition to the books, Hesperian has developed a suite of digital tools to make the content even more accessible. These include e-books, an online HealthWiki that functions like wikipedia, and a mobile phone app to support safe pregnancy and birth.
All of these resources are developed using Hesperian’s unique field testing process, which incorporates feedback from community health care providers at every step. This ensures that the final product is one that is clearly applicable to the health realities of poor, rural, and marginalized communities both in the United States and around the world.
For anyone considering doing the Crisis Response Corps, Hesperian’s books and online tools are useful resources!
To learn about how you can use Hesperian’s resources for your own work and travels, visit Hesperian online at http://www.hesperian.org, and join SEAPAX for a live conversation with Hesperian staff on Sunday, September 21st, at Antioch University, Room 100 from 2:30-4:30pm.
Attention: If you have used “Where There is no Doctor” in your work, and would like to share your experience at the meeting, contact Joana at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15.