Can You Help Field Test Hesperian Health Guides ?

Paula Worby of Hesperian Health Guides , the non profit publisher of Where There Is No Doctor, is appealing for help in field testing material for a revised edition.

She is looking for community based groups in the global south to help field test English language drafts of new chapters on cancer         ( treatment and prevention ) and on diabetes.

To be a field tester means you are asked to convene a group of 6-10 members of your organisation or community to read, discuss and share with the Hesperian project their feedback on the chapters. Easy to follow instructions will be provided. They cannot pay organisations to field test but can reimburse a modest amount of expenses. Organisations can adapt sections from the chapters to use in their training activities and then report back to Hesperian on the usefulness ( or not ) of the materials. Contributions will be acknowledged in the final book.

If you are interested, please contact Paula as soon as possible by e-mail: and let her know which of the two topics ( diabetes or cancer or both ) you would be interested in field testing.

You can also look at the Hesperian website. 

Nigel Palmer                                     Phi

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About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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4 Responses to Can You Help Field Test Hesperian Health Guides ?

  1. Simeon Lungu says:

    I am interested in the diabetes field tests

  2. Simeon Lungu says:

    Yes i can

  3. Nigel Palmer says:

    You need to contact Paula Worby by e-mail at

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