HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
FOR
DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES
(THE MOST IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE)
   The WHO World Health Report emphasizes the following as one of
the most important problems in both developed and developing
countries: "
Misdirected care. Resource allocation clusters around
curative services at great cost, neglecting the potential of primary
prevention and health promoting to prevent up to
70% of the disease
burden."
   
Of all their healthcare needs, the greatest by far is for reliable health
care information. Although  life-saving information is available from
the best evidence-based sources, it seldom reaches our patients or
even their healthcare providers.
---This program was created to provide the most important
evidence-based healthcare information to the people who need it most.
The program:
1.
empowers physicians, patients, families, churches and the local
community to save lives and relieve suffering through health
promotion and prevention of their most common and serious health
conditions.
2. addresses the most important health problems in "developed" as
well as "developing" countries
3. is based on the most critical global health care needs as specified
in the latest World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Reports.
4. emphasizes the top 10 leading risk factors globally that cause the
most deaths and suffering.
5. includes the world-wide epidemic of heart disease, stroke, diabetes
and other non-communicable diseases (The "Slow Motion Disaster").
6. describes WHO guidelines for prevention and care of these as well
as other common diseases through “reducing risk and promoting
healthy life.”
7. includes mental health and other recommendations for recovering
from disasters, physical or sexual assault, or other serious accidental
or war-inflicted injury.  
8. enables a holistic approach to care of the whole person: body,
mind and spirit.    
9. incorporates WHO guidelines such as “Integrated Management of
Childhood Illness” and provides additional lifesaving evidence-based
guidelines for care from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and other WHO collaborating partners.
10. includes two PDF files for each language: The written Handbook
as well as corresponding 60 full color
Illustrations.
--The PDF files are either shown directly on computer monitors, or
printed in the 8.5 x 11 inch letter-size.  
--The PDF Illustration files are also used for large screen projections,
and can also be enlarged (129%) to make 11 x 17 inch laminated
posters by your local printer.
11. is free for downloading in 7 languages (with more coming).
12. enables the integration of primary care and community
health
at the hospital, clinic/health center, and family/community
levels of care. This remains the
key to community transformation
and the success of healthcare systems in both developed and
developing countries
.--See How to Use the Program
ENGLISH/ FRENCH/ HMONG
KHMER/ MANDARIN
RUSSIAN/ SPANISH
DOWNLOAD FREE
CLICK here for
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CLICK Thumbnail for
SAMPLE ILLUSTRATION
CLICK here for
information on
PRODUCING YOUR
OWN PROGRAMS
(Its EASY)
Most patients we see in both developed and developing
countries are suffering from diseases that are
preventable.
Please note our name change from Countries to Communities-The WHO-based content is applicable to all countries