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Aprendndo E Ensinando a Cuidar Da Saude (Helping Health Workers Learn, in Portuguese) is an indispensable resource for all health educators. This heavily illustrated book shows how to make health education engaging and effective, while emphasizing a people-centered approach to care. It also presents strategies for effective community involvement through participatory education. Topics include: activities for mothers and children, tips for using theater, flannel-boards, and other techniques, strategies for producing low-cost teaching aids, and how to build on a community's traditions, experiences, and strengths
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David Werner was a co-founder of the Hesperian Foundation, and is currently co-founder and director of HealthWrights, and a visiting professor at Boston University International School of Public Health. A biologist and educator by training, he has worked as a health activist for the past 40 years in village health care, community-based rehabilitation, and "Child-to-Child" health initiatives in the Third World, mainly Mexico.
Werner has worked in more than 50 countries helping to facilitate health workshops and training programs, and has been a consultant for UNICEF, WHO, UNDP, and the Peace Corps. He has received awards and/or fellowships from the World Health Organization, the American Pediatric Association, the American Medical Writers Association, and the MacArthur Foundation.
Bill L. Bower, M.P.H. is Director of Education and Training at the Charles P. Felton National Tuberculosis Center at Harlem Hospital, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
He worked with international health programs for over 20 years in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, focusing on the training of lay health workers, clinicians, and program managers. In the US, he has directed TB education and training efforts for 12 years as a Research Scientist for the New York City Department of Health Bureau of Tuberculosis Control and with the Charles P. Felton National Tuberculosis Center, helping to form the Northeastern Regional Training and Medical Consultation Consortium, serving 20 state and city tuberculosis control programs.
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