Category: General Public Health Resources

  • 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
    • It provides science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity.
  • A Book for Midwives (Hesperian)
    • A vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs around the world. The revised 2004 edition preserves the original book's clear language, medical accuracy, and focus on simple, low-cost treatments, but has been reorganized and extensively revised to better support care during labor and management of obstetric emergencies.
  • A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities (Hesperian)
    • This book will help women with disabilities overcome social barriers and improve their general health, self-esteem, and ability to care for themselves and participate in their communities. PDF format.
  • Active ageing: A Policy Framework
    • This Policy Framework is intended to inform discussion and the formulation of action plans that promote healthy and active ageing.
  • Africa Renewal (Recovery)
    • Africa Renewal examines the many issues that confront the people of Africa, its leaders and its international partners: economic reform, debt, education and health, women's advancement, conflict and civil strife, democratization, aid, investment, trade, regional integration, rural development, and many other topics.
  • BMC International Health and Human Rights
    • BMC International Health and Human Rights is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles in relation to health and disease in developing and transitional countries, as well as all issues relating to the impact of health policies, programs and practices on human rights.
  • BMC Public Health
    • BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.
  • BMC Women's Health
    • BMC Women's Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and women, with a particular focus on the physical, mental, and emotional health of women in developed and developing nations.
  • Diabetes Prevention and Control Projects in Countries with Limited Resources
    • This paper is the outcome of the learning-from experience process in which Handicap International diabetes project teams were engaged from November 2009 to January 2010. PDF format.
  • East African Journal of Public Health
    • multi-disciplinary journal publishing scientific research work from a range of public health related disciplines including community medicine, epidemiology, nutrition, behavioural sciences, health promotion, health education, communicable and non-communicable disease.
  • Fostering Change in Health Services
    • By the end of this e-learning program, you will be able to describe an effective pathway to changing and improving health care practices in developing countries; define eight principles for supporting a change in health care practices; identify success factors that build local capacity and smooth the way for effective change in health care practices; describe the steps to support a change in practices, from initiation through widespread use; discuss the process for building scale-up into the change process from the beginning; describe the principles for effectively communicating change to varied audiences and generating long-term commitment throughout the process.
  • International Journal of Integrated Care
    • The International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles in the field of integrated care on a continuous basis. Established in 2000, IJIC's mission has been to promote integrated care as a scientific discipline. IJIC's primary purpose has been to examine critically the policy and practice of integrated care and whether and how this has impacted on quality-of-care, user experiences, and cost-effectiveness
  • Introduction to Health Economics
    • Concepts and the analyses presented in this document will help to serve as working material so that students and others could understand and apply basic ideas of economics to the health sector.
  • Introduction to Public Health
    • Prepared primarily for health officer students, and is organized based on the course outline of introduction to public health in the curriculum of health officers.
  • MSF Reference Books
    • 8 medical health reference books: Essential Drugs (English, French and Spanish) ; Refugee Health (English) ; Rapid Health Assessment of Refugee or Displaced Populations (English) ; Tuberculosis (English and French) ; Clinical Guidelines (English, French and Spanish) ; Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care (English and French) ; Public Health Engineering (English) ; Measles (English and French)
  • Public Health Engineering in Precarious Situations (2010)
    • Manual intended for the setting up of public health programmes in disadvantaged areas, particularly in refugee and displaced persons camps, and in health structures. Public health engineering, long considered a specialist field by medical organizations, is not an end in itself. It has a direct influence on several major diseases related to poor water supply, hygiene and/or sanitation, like Chagas, Dengue, Diarrhoea, Guinea Worm, Malaria, Plague, Trachoma, Trypanosomiasis, Typhus, Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers or Yellow Fever. It is important to consider water supply, sanitation and hygiene not simply in terms of technical activities, but as an integral part of medical programs, in the same way as other preventive health work like vaccination, mother and child care and home visiting.
  • Public Health Programs
    • The Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations works to strengthen the capacity of marginalized populations to advocate for better health policies and practices.
  • Public Healthcare Laboratory
    • Our mission is to serve as a global resource and information exchange forum in support of laboratory services in resource-poor countries and thereby contribute to sustainable quality improvement in this field!
  • Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO)
    • Scientific Animations Without Borders™ (SAWBO) is a University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign based program. SAWBO transforms extension information on relevant topics such as agriculture, health and disease, and women's empowerment, into 2D, 2.5D and 3D animations, which are then voice overlaid into a diversity of languages from around the world. All SAWBO animations are made freely available to anyone wishing to use them for educational purposes. Animations can be downloaded from a diversity of SAWBO channels and used on computers, tablets, cell phones, TVs, and overhead projection systems.
  • Somali Medical Association / Xiriirka Caafimaadka Soomaaliyeed
    • The Somali Medical Forums represents all those involved in medical field whether they are medical students. doctors, dentists, pharmacists, lab techs, radiologists, nurses and health workers. This site Is a voluntary non-profit professional association of all Somali medical field staff.
  • Supercourse - Epidemiology, Internet and Public Health
    • 1500 Power Point Public Health courses in one collection.
  • Voices for a Malaria Free Future
    • The mission of the VOICES project is to create a strong chorus of voices calling for a malaria-free future for families in developing countries. This mission will be accomplished by strengthening existing advocacy efforts, educating influential audiences, and mobilizing new advocates committed to fighting malaria.
  • Where There is No Dentist (Hesperian)
    • Community health workers, educators and individuals from around the world use Where There Is No Dentist to help people care for their teeth and gums. This book's broad focus makes it an invaluable resource.
  • Where There is No Doctor (Hesperian)
    • The manual provides practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common diseases. Special attention is focused on nutrition, infection and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems.
  • Where Women Have No Doctor (Hesperian)
    • This book combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs limit women's health and access to care. Chapter nine was written for women with disabilities. PDF format.
  • WikiDoc: The Original Medical Wiki / Encyclopedia
    • WikiDoc was created to freely share medical knowledge and to foster collaboration among healthcare providers. Launched by Dr. C. Michael Gibson of Harvard Medical School in late 2005, WikiDoc is the first and largest wiki dedicated to medicine on the Internet. WikiDoc is kept up to date by over 5,000 collaborators around the world. The content has now been updated nearly half a million times. There is no pharmaceutical or device industry support for the site. WikiDoc is intended to be a free shared resource for housestaff (in preparation for morning report), medical students (in preparation for morning rounds) and fellows (in preparation for conferences). Nurses and attending physicians may find WikiDoc valuable in improving and maintaining their fund of general medical knowledge.