Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #80

click here for the http://www.healthwrights.org homepage Namesakes resulting from Where There is No Doctor Since I first wrote and illustrated Where There is No Doctor in Spanish, in mountain villages of Western Mexico in the early 1970s, the book has been translated into at least 100 languages (that we know of), with more than three million copies in print. According to the the World Health Organization, it has become “the most widely used community health care handbook in the world.” We have received letters of appreciation from health workers and families in scores of different countries, often with stories of … Continue reading Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #80

Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #79

click here for the http://www.healthwrights.org homepage Serendipitous Connections: A boy with CMT muscular atrophy – same as me by David Werner Three years ago, in 2013, I received an urgent email from a mother in Guadalajara, asking me if I knew anything about Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome. She told me her son, Tomás – born in July, 2003 — had been diagnosed with “CMT,” a progressive neurological condition beginning in early childhood. At birth he’d seemed normal. But hadn’t begun to walk until he was two-years-seven-months old. When he finally started walking, he had a strange wobbly gait with poor balance and … Continue reading Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #79

Boletín de la Sierra Madre #67, Diciembre 2010

clic aquí para http://www.healthwrights.org página principal Hijos de la luna Un refugio para los hijos de sexoservidoras en Oaxaca, México Por David Werner. Traducido por Dolores Mesina Después de la clausura del 2do Congreso Continental sobre Rehabilitación Basada en la Comunidad, realizado en el Estado de Oaxaca, México, en el mes de marzo de 2009, un amigo me llevó a visitar “El Refugio y Casa Hogar: Hijos de la luna”, en uno de los barrios más pobres de la ciudad. Lo que tuve el privilegio de observar ahí fue tan conmovedor y cálido que quise compartirlo en este boletín. La Casa Hogar, en … Continue reading Boletín de la Sierra Madre #67, Diciembre 2010

Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #78

click here for the http://www.healthwrights.org homepage Visit to ARSOBO As planned, in mid-November, 2015, my friend Polo Ribota and I set off on the long drive from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, to Nogales, Sonora – on the U.S. border – to visit ARSOBO (acronym for ARizona SOnora Border), a workshop where disabled people make assistive devices for others with disabilities.  Accompanying us was Tomás Magallanes, a young man with sequelae of polio, who was first brought to PROJIMO by his mother for braces when he was six year old. After he grew up he worked for several years in the wheelchair workshop … Continue reading Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #78

David Werner interview: Speaking on disability empowerment with Japanese disability activists

An interview with David Werner at Japan’s National Rehabilitation Center for Children with Disabilities conducted by the information center of the Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD), October 26, 2009. Click here for the JSRPD’s page on David Werner’s writings. ( http://www.dinf.ne.jp/doc/english/global/david/index.html ) JSRPD: The title of the book “Nothing About Us Without Us” has become a catchphrase for many people with disabilities who are promoting the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. What do you think about this? Werner: The name of the book is taken from the slogan of the Independent Living Movement, … Continue reading David Werner interview: Speaking on disability empowerment with Japanese disability activists