Developing Countries

Health Education Program for Developing Countries

(Available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, French and Khmer)

This program was created to provide the most important evidence-based health care information to the people who need it most. The program:

  • is based on the most critical global health care needs as specified in the latest World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Reports.
  • emphasizes the top 10 leading risk factors globally that cause the most deaths and suffering.
  • describes WHO guidelines for prevention of these as well as other common diseases through “reducing risk and promoting healthy life.”
  • includes mental health and other recommendations for recovering from disasters, physical or sexual assault, or other serious accidental or war-inflicted injury.
  • provides a holistic approach to care of the whole person: body, mind and spirit.
  • incorporates WHO guidelines such as “Integrated Management of Childhood Illness” and provides additional evidence-based guidelines for prevention and treatment from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other WHO collaborating partners.
  • addresses the most important health problems in “developed” as well as “developing” countries.
  • empowers patients, families and the local community to save lives and relieve suffering by preventing and managing their most common and serious medical conditions.
  • includes the written Handbook as well as and realistic full color Illustrations (58 posters-available in two sizes 8.5 x 11 inch Notebook and 11 x 17 inch laminated. The PDF Illustration files can also be used for large screen projections.)

Most of the patients we see in developing countries are suffering from diseases that are preventable. Of all their medical 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 health care providers. This program enables the integration of primary care and community health at the hospital, clinic/health center, and family/community levels of care.

  • DOWNLOAD FREE – Available for download in English, Spanish, Mandarin, French and Khmer.
  • Click here for sample illustrations.
  • Click here for table of contents.
  • Click here for instructions on how to use materials.
  • Corresponding Health Education Program and CHE Lesson Plans and Picture Books can be downloaded from the GCN Members area of this website.
  • For those who wish to purchase ready-made copies, the 2013 English edition is available at cost in a high quality single-volume wire-bound version (Handbook and corresponding 56 full color Illustrations). Available for shipping in the U.S. only.  (Please contact re shipping discounts for non-profit orders of 5 or more):
    Health Education Program Handbook and Illustrations- ENGLISH
    ORDER NUMBER: HEPFDC-ENG $14 (Includes Shipping and Handling in US only). Order here!