Health Education Program for Developing Countries
(Available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, French and Khmer)
This program was created to provide the most important evidence-based health care information to the people who need it most. The program:
- is based on the most critical global health care needs as specified in the latest World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Reports.
- emphasizes the top 10 leading risk factors globally that cause the most deaths and suffering.
- describes WHO guidelines for prevention of these as well as other common diseases through "reducing risk and promoting healthy life."
- includes mental health and other recommendations for recovering from disasters, physical or sexual assault, or other serious accidental or war-inflicted injury.
- provides a holistic approach to care of the whole person: body, mind and spirit.
- incorporates WHO guidelines such as "Integrated Management of Childhood Illness" and provides additional evidence-based guidelines for prevention and treatment from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other WHO collaborating partners.
- addresses the most important health problems in "developed" as well as "developing" countries.
- empowers patients, families and the local community to save lives and relieve suffering by preventing and managing their most common and serious medical conditions.
- includes the written Handbook as well as and realistic full color Illustrations (58 posters-available in two sizes 8.5 x 11 inch Notebook and 11 x 17 inch laminated. The PDF Illustration files can also be used for large screen projections.)
Most of the patients we see in developing countries are suffering from diseases that are preventable. Of all their medical needs, the greatest by far is for reliable health care information. Although life-saving information is available from the best evidence-based sources, it seldom reaches our patients or even their health care providers. This program enables the integration of primary care and community health at the hospital, clinic/health center, and family/community levels of care.