PILLARS – Healthy Eating
This Tearfund guide contains ideas to help improve household nutrition at low cost – food groups, kitchen gardens, recipes, methods of food preservation and hygiene. It explores the importance of a good diet in maintaining health and resisting disease, as well as the nutritional needs of pregnant and breast-feeding mothers, young children and older people. The PILLARS series provides practical, discussion-based learning on community development. The Guides are designed for use in small community groups such as youth groups, church groups, women’s groups, farmer groups and literacy groups. A trained leader is not required; just one literate person who can act as facilitator and lead the group in discussions.
To order a hard copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to
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WHO Wheelchair Guidelines
These guidelines were developed for use in less resourced settings. They cover the design, production, sup-ply and service delivery of manual wheelchairs, in particular for long-term wheelchair users. The guidelines and related recommendations are useful for those who work with wheelchairs, including policy-makers; providers and users of wheelchair services; designers, purchasers, donors and adapters of wheelchairs; representatives of disabled people’s organisations, as well as individual users and their families. Available in multiple languages.
To download a copy visit www.who.int/disabilities/publications
Stop the global epidemic of chronic disease: A practical guide to successful advocacy
This handbook is a guide and practical tool for all advocates, regardless of experience. You may work in a government ministry, in a professional or non-governmental organisation, be a health care professional, a journalist, or simply be a concerned individual.
Although this handbook focuses on non-communicable disease prevention and control, the underlying prin-ciples for effective advocacy described can be applied to other health topics, such as health promotion.
The guide can be downloaded or ordered by post. Please contact
Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion
World Health Organization
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Useful organisations and websites
Hesperian Health Guides is a non-profit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. For a catalogue or to order books in English or Spanish visit www.hesperian.org or write to: Hesperian Health Guides, 1919 Addison Street, Suite 304, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
TALC (Teaching Aids at Low-Cost) distributes books and teaching aids across the world to support grass-roots health and community workers.
To order books, visit www.talcuk.org or write to: TALC, PO Box 49, St Albans, Herts, AL1 5TX, United Kingdom
Community Health Global Network resources, supports and connects community health workers, pastors, community leaders, academics and health care professionals. Clusters are being set up in various countries which link local programmes together.
www.tobaccoatlas.org Maps, data and advice on health promotion
www.who.int/topics/tobacco World Health Organization section on tobacco
www.tme.org.uk Resources for community health education in 50 languages