Type: Textbooks

A collection of digital resources for public health educators, students, and practitioners.
  • Air Pollution
    • Prepared to be used as a teaching material to train mainly environmental health and other students of health category
  • An Analysis of Reading Errors of Dyslexic Readers in Hindi and English
    • The present study examined the nature of reading errors made by dyslexic readers in Hindi and English. The specific types of errors are examined, and the implications for training children with dyslexia.
  • Biostatistics
    • The first three chapters cover basic concepts of Statistics focusing on the collection, presentation and summarization of data. Chapter four deals with the basic demographic methods and health service statistics giving greater emphasis to indices relating to the hospital. In chapters five and six elementary probability and sampling methods are presented with practical examples. A relatively comprehensive description of statistical inference on means and proportions is given in chapters seven and eight. The last chapter of this lecture note is about linear correlation and regression.
  • Control of Insects and Rodents
    • Article centering around the the control of insects and rodents for health professionals and why this is important.
  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
    • Disaster prevention and preparedness is a newly designed course for health science students. The aim of the course is to equip students with knowledge and skills of developing feasible disaster prevention plans and preparedness before a disaster happens to minimize the risks and the resulting damages.
  • Disease Prevention and Control
    • Developed in Ethiopia and intended for health extension workers.
  • Documentation for Health Workers
    • Developed for health extension workers in Ethiopia.
  • Ecology
    • Intended for use in an introductory course on Ecology. It is therefore, important for students and instructors who deal with the course to use as a reference material.
  • Engineering Drawing
    • This lecture note is devoted to provide general aspects of graphic communication like geometric construction, orthographic projections, maps etc particularly for environmental sanitation works such as dry pit latrine construction, drainage or sewerage construction etc. Each chapter begins by specifying learning objectives.
  • Epidemiology
    • This lecture note will familiarize the students about the definition of words which are commonly used in Epidemiology, levels of prevention; Infectious diseases Epidemiology; measuring morbidity and mortality; sources and method of data collection; Epidemic investigation and management; and Surveillance.
  • Family Health
    • Developed in Ethiopia for health extension workers.
  • Food Hygiene Part II
    • This has been written for those environmental health professionals engaged in food handling or quality and safety inspection. It has been written, with the propose of simply explaining the nature of these various dangers, how they arise and how some of them can be prevented, specifically in relation to meat, milk, egg and fish hygiene control.
  • General Psychology
    • This teaching material provides students with basic understanding of human behavior in general and shows the contribution of psychology in alleviating the health problems of our society in particular.
  • Health Planning and Management
    • Developed in Ethiopia and intended for health extension workers.
  • Housing and Institutional Health
    • prepared to be used as a teaching material to train mainly environmental health and other students of health category
  • Human and Other Liquid Waste Management
    • This is specifically prepared for the diploma level environmental health students, and will address the problem of human waste disposal or management.
  • Introduction to Ecology
    • 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. Nevertheless, the lecture note is deemed to be useful for almost all degree and diploma health science students.
  • 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 Health Education
    • Intended for health extension workers.
  • Introduction to Psychology
    • Psychology text developed in Ethiopia
  • 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.
  • Lifes Toughest Moments A Parents Guide to When Facing End of Life Decisions for a Child
    • This book was written to help families advocate for their child during the end-of-life stage, create meaningful memories, and take steps in the first few days after the child has died. Written by Jennifer Smith and Bradie Kvinsland. Global Help Book. 2006
  • Maternal and Child Health Care
    • Emphasis on issues that the students, especially health Officers, recommended as very relevant for their future practice and areas which are not given much emphasis in Gyn- Obs and paediatric attachments in relation to MCH Care.
  • Measuring Health and Disability: Manual for WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS)
    • This manual will be useful to any researcher or clinician wishing to use WHODAS 2.0. It is aimed at public health professionals, doctors, other health professionals, health-policy planners, social scientists and other individuals involved in studies on disability and health. It places mental health and addiction problems on an equal basis with other areas of general health.
  • Medical Entomology
    • This is aimed as an introductory course to vector control and insects of public health importance, most common in Ethiopia. The aim is to give a general insight to the biology of arthropods, their habits and habitats before embarking on a detailed study of insect vectors.
  • Nutrition
    • Nutrition text developed in Ethiopia for health extension workers.
  • Occupational Health and Safety
    • A document foucusing on occupational health and safety for environmental and occupational health students.
  • Occupational Health, Safety, and Hygiene
    • The material is designed to provide a clear and concise account of the principles and practices of occupational health safety and hygiene, and it is primarily suitable for students following diploma in environmental health sciences.
  • Population and Development
    • Provide information on demographic concepts, current trends of population growth, patterns and interpretations; and the impact of rapid population growth on health and other socio-economic development.
  • Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health for People with Disabilities: WHO/UNFPA Guidance Note
    • This note is a helpful resource for those who address issues of family planning, maternal health, HIV and AIDS, adolescence, and gender-based violence among individuals with disabilities. PDF format
  • Reproductive Health
    • Developed in Ethiopia and intended for health sciences students
  • Research Methodology
    • Developed in Ethiopia and is primarily aimed at health science students. It is also hoped to be useful for other individuals who would like to understand the basic principles and undertake health research.
  • Sanitary Construction I
    • Created to be used as a teaching material to train mainly environmental health and other health related professionals.
  • Sanitary Construction II
    • Assumed to be used by a health center team, more specifically by the Environmental Health Team
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
    • In this lecture note, the various categories of solid wastes are defined. Considerable emphasis is given to classifications, generation rate and composition of solid waste. Most of the text, however, is devoted to the functional elements of solid waste management programs particularly, to storage, collection and disposal of solid wastes.
  • Solid Waste Management
    • Focused on sources, types and composition of solid wastes; functional elements of solid waste management program; community-based solid waste management; and planning, siting, and permitting of solid waste management facilities. It is written for students who have interest in and responsibility for an integrated solid waste management system to minimize or if possible to eliminate public and environmental health problems so as to prevent diseases and promote health and well being of the community.
  • Surveying
    • Prepared for Environmental Health Science Students who need to understand measurement of distances, angles and other similar activities. It is designed to give the student the basic concepts and skills of surveying for undergraduate level. This material could have paramount importance for the health professionals who are involved in public health activities.
  • Vector and Rodent Control
    • Contains 13 chapters where the general feature, life cycle, medical importance and appropriate prevention and control strategies are touched with some practical examples and review questions.
  • Water Supply I
    • This lecture note on Water Supply I contains five chapters. Special emphasis is given to water-associated health problems prevailing in Ethiopia and also on the water source developments.
  • Water Supply II
    • Developed for environmental health students on how to treat water at household, small scale and large scale levels, to make the water safe for human consumption.