Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #83 | April 2018

Habilítate Mazatlán is a modest service program run by disabled recovering drug-users. Among the services they provide is building – out of old cardboard – custom-made special seating for disabled children. Here we describe a related challenge the group has taken on: crafting custom-molded cardboard cushions to help heal chronic pressure sores…. We share this story because it conveys a great unmet potential. If more people and programs would make use of this low-cost handicraft, myriad dire complications, and premature deaths from pressure sores could be prevented. Continue reading Newsletter from the Sierra Madre #83 | April 2018

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