Footsteps 102 - Health and Faith

Features first aid tips, health workers' stories and a Bible study on healing.


Previous Footsteps 

Medical Aid Films 

Medical Aid Films produces educational films on topics such as nutrition, maternal health and children’s health. Some are intended for health workers and some are for the whole community. You can download them at or buy them on DVD at low cost from Health Books International (see ‘Useful websites’). 

PILLARS: Healthy eating
PILLARS: Encouraging good hygiene and sanitation 

PILLARS guides are designed to help local groups to discuss the issues they face. Both of these guides are available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Visit to download them free of charge. Contact us to order a printed copy for £8. 

Where there is no doctor
By David Werner, Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell 

This is the most widely used manual for health workers around the world. It contains clear, simple information on preventing and treating health problems. The updated 2015 edition is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Kreyol and Urdu. Older versions are available in other languages. Visit to download a free copy or order a printed copy for $26.95. 

Hesperian publishes a range of other health guides, including: Where women have no doctor (available in English, Spanish, Kreyol, Lao, Nepali, Burmese, and Chinese) and Where there is no dentist (available in English, French and Spanish). 

Hand in hand: Bible studies to transform our response to HIV 

A book of Bible studies produced by Tearfund to help the church to respond to HIV. Available in English and French online and in print. Visit the Tearfund Learn website to download a free copy, or contact us to order a printed copy for £6. 

Useful websites 

These websites are in English unless otherwise stated.
Emmanuel Hospital Association publishes guides on advocacy for people living in India. A range of English and Hindi guides are available.
InterHealth is an international health charity supporting relief and development workers around the world. The website contains health advice and details of training courses.
Health Books International’s website contains free or low-cost books and resources about health care, available in a range of languages.
PRIME is a network of Christian health educators around the world. It supports medical and nursing education in developing countries through short-term teaching visits.