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Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, USA

A nonprofit publisher, Hesperian’s mission is to help the world’s poor take the lead in their health care by providing access to health information that is culturally appropriate and relevant to their lives. Since releasing its pioneering book Where There is No Doctor in the 1970s, Hesperian has published books on a range of topics including women’s health, maternal health, community dentistry and children with disabilities. Because of its open copyright principles, Hesperian’s books have been translated into over 120 languages around the world.

2010$65,0001 year
This grant enables Hesperian to implement a community review process for its new title, "Community Action for Women’s Health and Empowerment." It also supports the translation of "A Community Guide to Environmental Health" into Bambara and Pulaar, and "A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities" into French.
2008$40,0001 year
This grant builds on the previous one by continuing to support Hesperian’s translation program and its Gratis Fund. In particular, it supports the adaptation and translation by a Malian organization of Hesperian’s newest publication, A Community Guide to Environmental Health. It also supports the distribution of 1,700 books free of charge, approximately 1,300 of which were shared in Africa.
2007$50,0001 year
This grant enables the Hesperian Foundation to develop its translation program and its Gratis Fund. In particular, it supports three new translations of Hesperian’s books into French for French-speaking Africa. It also supports the distribution of complementary books to health workers and nonprofit groups engaged in the promotion of community health in rural communities in West Africa.
2006$50,0001 year
This grant supports the revision and expansion of Hesperian’s publication HIV, Health and Your Community, which supports community members and health workers to respond to the multiple impacts of HIV/AIDS in Africa and poor communities around the world. In the revision, Hesperian plans to add new material and revise the manual through a gender lens to address the particular needs of women and girls facing the epidemic.

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