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PROJIMO timeline: David Werner - initiator, facilitator, ...

bullet1965: Before PROJIMO, there was proyecto Piaxtla, with a health clinic in Ajoya. 
bullet1970: potable water comes to Ajoya
bullet1973: electricity becomes available in Ajoya
bullet1975: health promoters,
bullet1977: 'Where there is no doctor'
bullet1977: "nutrition for babies" program (Rosa Salcido)
bullet1978: Road to San Ignacio completed, public transportation
bullet1979: Already planning and preparing for "Disabled Village Children".

HealthWrights publications

Newsletters from the Sierra Madre



One of the most delightful activities that both the Hesperian Foundation and Project Piaxtla have become involved with during this past year is the so-called Child-to-Child Program.

The idea of the program, in brief, is to interest and involve school age children in helping meet the basic health needs of their younger brothers and sisters. This is especially important in poor countries and communities where the families tend to be large and where older children do much of the caring for the younger ones.
At the invitation of David Morley of the Institute of Child Health in London, I joined an international group of educators and community health people in England last April in order to plan the CHILD-to-Child Program, which will be a part of the International Year of the Child (1979). Together we drafted a dozen or so possible "activities" based on our diverse ideas and experiences from working with village children in many corners of the earth. The activities looked good on paper--but they still needed to be tried out.
Back in Mexico, the health workers of Project Piaxtla, the primary school teachers, and the school children of Ajoya helped in the pilot testing of several of these activities. The response of the children, teachers, and health workers was enormous.


One of the main focuses of the Hesperian Foundation has increasingly become the development of simple, clearly written handbooks and teaching materials for people-based health care in poor countries and communities.
Begun 4. WHERE THERE IS NO PHYSICAL THERAPIST-- Home care and exercise of the physically handicapped child.
(To be co-authored with Sophie Levitt, a South African physiotherapist.)

[COMMENT:] This would eventually become the book: Disabled Village Children.

David Werner - initiator, facilitator, ...

David Werner at 2003 "Developing Solutions, Developing Nations" conference


David Werner is 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 for the past 37 years in village health care, community-based rehabilitation, and Child-to-Child health initiatives in the Third World, especially Mexico.

For several decades Werner served as facilitator and advisor to Project Piaxtla, a pioneering villager-run program which contributed to the early conceptualization and evolution of Primary Health Care. Out of Piaxtla grew PROJIMO, an innovative Community Based Rehabilitation Program Organized and run Disabled Youth of Western Mexico. David has authored and illustrated several handbooks on topics including basic healthcare, innovative solutions with limited resources, and assistive technology. In 1998, he co-authored the book, "Questioning the Solution: the Politics of Primary Health Care and Child Survival," which explores the root causes of poor health and possibilities for a healthier, more equitable way forward.

David has worked in more than 50 countries, mostly developing countries, helping to facilitate workshops, training programs, and approaches to "health education for change."
He has been a consultant for UNICEF, WHO, the Peace Corps, UNDP, and UN-ESCAP and various state and federal governments ranging from Mexico to India and Iran.
He has received awards and/or fellowships from the World Health Organization, the American Pediatric Association, the American Medical Writers Association, Guggenheim, and the MacArthur Foundation, among others.
He is a founding member of the International People's Health Council. David has also been active in the Planning and Analytic Group for the People's Health Movement, which was launched at the People's Health Assembly, Bangladesh, 2000.

Healthwrights Publications and Products

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All books are now available in electronic form.  Click on the links below to view them. 


Disabled Village Children

Disabled Village Children (opens in new window)   PDF-download.

en español:
El Niño Campesino Deshabilitado

David Werner
Nothing About Us Without Us
Nothing About Us Without Us

en español:
Nada Sobre Nosotros Sin Nosotros

David Werner
Helping Health Workers Learn
Helping Health Workers Learn

en español:
Aprendiendo a Promover la Salud (abierto en una ventana nueva)

David Werner 
& Bill Bower
Where There Is No Doctor

Where There Is No Doctor

en español:
Donde No Hay Doctor

David Werner
Questioning the Solution
Questioning the Solution: The Politics of Primary Health Care and Child Survival

en español:
Cuestionando la Solución: Las Políticas de Atención Primaria de Salud y Supervivencia Infantil

David Werner 
& David Sanders


Where There Is No Dentist

Donde No Hay Dentista

Murray Dickson


Newsletter from the Sierra Madre Archive

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Looking for David Werner's extensive orginal four Reports from the Sierra Madre?

Newsletter 66: April, 2010 [PDF file -1.32 Mb ] en Español

Link to Insert for NL 66

bulletThe Evolution of Community Based Rehabilitation: Impressions of the 2nd Continental Congress on CBR
bulletTheater of Liberation: The Voices of Suki
bulletFeedback on workshops and evaluations facilitated in other countries
bulletEcuador—Feedback on a CBR Participatory Technology Workshop:
A message from Jeferson
bulletOutcome of the Congress on Community Based Rehabilitation in Oaxaca

Newsletter 65: December, 2009 [PDF file -656 Kb ]

Link to Insert for NL 65

bulletWhere There Is No Doctor in Japan
bulletThe Criminalization of Poverty
bulletBreakdown of Safety Nets
bulletSex Workers and HIV
bulletJapan’s grassroots movement to build a fairer healthier world:
• Toru Honda: Promotion of community health and social justice
• Congressman Ryuhei Kawada and Mika Tsutsumi:
• Shoji Nakanishi and Yukiko Nakanishi: Founders of the Independent Living
Movement in Japan
• Yoshinori Ikesumi: Organizing a grassroots movment to demilitarize Japan
bulletHelp disabled people earn their living by teaching Spanish

Newsletter 64: June, 2009 [PDF file -1.32 Mb ] en Español

bulletHands-on Workshops with Disabled Children in Peru
bulletLima Workshop
bulletChimbote Workshop
bulletPaper-based Technology

NL64 Insert (includes book order form, Spanish language course info, and info on disability workshops on CDs) [PDF file -153Kb]

Newsletter 63: December, 2008 [PDF file -1.2 Mb ] en Español

bulletRemembering Marcelo
bulletWorkshops For and With Disabled Children in Colombia: A Slideshow Presentation by David Werner

Inserts for Newsletter 63: December 2008, include Book orders and PROJIMO Duranguito update and funding requests

NL63 Insert 1 (includes book order form) [PDF file - 144 K b]
NL63 Insert 2 (includes PROJIMO Duranguito update) [PDF file - 311 K b]

Newsletter 62: September, 2008 [PDF file -1.4 Mb ]

bulletWorkshops For and With Disabled Children in Colombia
bulletColombia’s Long History of Drugs, Violence and Displacement
bulletA Disturbing Initial Finding
bulletThe Children of Medellín
bulletThe Children of Montería
bulletThe Children of Cerro Vidales
bulletPressure Sores from Inappropriate Seating
bulletWhy Do We See More Disabled Boys than Girls?
bulletBuilding on What Was Learned
bulletIn Memoriam: Marcelo Acevedo
bulletAnnouncing 2 New Publications
bullet See Insert

Newsletter 61: April, 2008 [PDF file -882 Kb ]

bullet“Health in Harmony”: A Program in Borneo that links Community and Environmental Health
bulletThe tsunami
bulletKinari picks my brain
bulletEpidemiology: Unusual patterns of disease
bulletEcological Challenges: Rainforests and Peat swamps
bulletBio-fuels, Carbon Credits, and a search for Solutions
bulletVisiting the Communities: Teaching and Learning
bulletPayment for healthcare with eco-friendly work
bulletHelping Ocu Walk
bulletNew Book: The Wondrous Toy Workshop (See Insert)

Newsletter 60: December, 2007 [PDF file -702 Kb ]

bullet"Child-to-Child" with Disabled and Non-disabled Children in Michoacán, Mexico:
An effort to make schooling more inclusive and enabling
bulletStructure and Itinerary of the Workshop
bulletGoals of the Child-to-Child Workshop
bulletHands On Practice
bulletDiscovering Innovative Ways to Include Disabled Children: “Community Diagnosis”
bulletSlide Shows of Street Theater
bulletEvaluation and Future Possibilities
bulletProspects of Child-to-Child in School System
bulletPROJIMO Update (See Insert)

Insert for Newsletter 60: December 2007, includes PROJIMO Update and funding request [PDF file - 884 K b]

Newsletter 59: October, 2007 [PDF file -987 Kb ]

bulletSouth Africa’s Uphill Battle for Equity and Health: Workshops facilitated with the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disability
bulletFactors Aggravating Disability
bulletInternalized Oppression and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
bulletVisits to Daycare and Rehab Centers
bulletThe Story of Frances
bulletThe Need for Simple Technological Creativity
bulletThe Three Workshops
bulletRole Plays
bulletConclusions and Reflections

Newsletter 58: April, 2007 [PDF file -1.3 Mb ]

bulletThe Paradoxes of Educational Reform in Michoacan
bulletThe role of schools and teachers in building a Society For All
bulletIntegration of Disabled Children
bullet“Museo de la Basura” (Garbage Museum) in Morelia
bulletChoosing our Future

Newsletter 57: December, 2006 [PDF file - 930 Kb ]

bulletBuilding Partnerships Beyond Borders: Empowering the Vulnerable
bulletPartnerships for Empowerment in Occupational Therapy
bulletThree Levels Of Partnership
bulletOccupational Therapy Without Borders: Learning from the Spirit of Survivors
bulletUpdate on Projimo
bulletPROJIMO's Influence on the Concept and Practice of Community Based Rehab
bulletIs The Military Commissions Act a Window of Opportunity?
bulletTwo Groundbreaking Videos on Disability
(Insert for Newsletter 57: December 2006, includes special announcements and funding requests [PDF file - 254 Kb])

Newsletter 56: April, 2006 [PDF file - 1.13 M b]

bulletHonduras—New Damage from Old Wounds
bulletA meeting with Landmine Victims
bulletLandmines and the Contra War
bulletNetwork of CBR Programs in Central America
bulletAccomplishments and Challenges of CBR Initiative in Honduras
bulletStandardized Equipment with Inappropriate or Harmful Designs
bulletCommon Problems with Children’s Wheelchairs
bulletKatrina and Honduran Immigrants in the African-American South

(Insert for Newsletter 56: April 2006, includes special announcements and funding requests [PDF file - 254 Kb])

Newsletter 55: December, 2005 [PDF file - 1.46 M b] en Español

bulletCommunity Based Rehabilitation in Rural India
bulletSeeking a Balance between Social and Technical Aspects of Rehabilitation
bulletProblems and Concerns in India
bulletWhere have all the severely disabled children gone, and the girls?
bulletCrutches, Parallel Bars
bulletTricycles, Wheelchairs, Special Seats
bulletExamples from CBR Appropriate Technology Workshops
bulletToilets for David and Panasa
bulletWhole Villages Disabled by Fluorosis
bulletSita-podium Design
bulletReflections on What it Means to be Disabled in India
bulletPROJIMO Film Wins Awards

Insert for Newsletter 55: December 2005, includes special announcements and funding requests [PDF file - 68 K b]

Newsletter 53/54 Double Issue: July, 2005 [PDF file - 1.36 M b] en Español

bulletNicaragua—Hands On Workshops: Learning to make low-cost aids for disabled children
bulletSuccesses and Challenges
bulletTorsion Cables to Straighten Feet
bulletPaper-based Technology
bulletThe Paradox of Professional Expertise
bulletAppendix: Tools and Materials
bulletOpen Copyright for Health and for All
bulletPROJIMO Update

Newsletter 52: December, 2004 [PDF file - 572 Kb] en Español

Cuba’s Pilot Project in Community Based Rehabilitation
bulletWhat makes CBR more effective in Cuba?
bulletStrengths and weaknesses of CBR home visits
bulletNeed for logical problem-solving skills
bulletMaking CBR more inclusive
bulletWhat happened to Cerebral Palsy?
Problem-solving with families—as equals
bulletHelp Cuba help its disabled persons
help themselves
bulletNews from PROJIMO and HealthWrights

Newsletter 51: July, 2004 [PDF file - 306 Kb] en Español

Cuba's Creative Response to Hard Times
bulletThe Small Against the Mighty
bulletCuba's Amazing Health and Welfare Achievements
bulletThe Positive Outcomes of Hard Times
bulletConsider Food and Water
bulletConsider Medical Services and Biotechnology
bulletConsider Population
bulletConsider Community Health and "Power to the People"
bulletWhat About AIDS in Cuba?
bulletWhat We Could Learn from Cuba
Update on PROJIMO

Newsletter 50: December 2003[PDF file - 5.8 Mb]

bulletStruggle for Social Justice and Fair Trade in Bolivia. David Werner in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Oct. 2003) writes about:.
bulletHigh price of gas reduces health,
bulletTension with Chile
bulletDoes Bolivia have a free press?
bulletGoni's gone. Now what?
bullet“Bolivia: Two Worlds”
bulletPolitics of Health Knowledge Network Update
New Topic: Humanizing Institutions
bulletUpdate on PROJIMO

Newsletter 49: July 2003[PDF file - 1.02 Mb]

bulletLife after Injury from Landmines -- in Colombia. David Werner tells of a consultancy in May 2003.
bulletTraining landmine amputees as community rehab workers
bulletA hands-on workshop: making assistive devices for disabled children.
bulletExamples of assistive technology designed and made for children in the Bogota workshop.
bulletUpdate on PROJIMO

Newsletter 48: December 2002 [PDF file - 3.99 Mb]

bulletRole of Disabled Persons in Overcoming Poverty in Andhra Pradesh, India.
David Werner tells of a consultancy in Feb-Mar 2002.
bullet In-depth analytic survey of disability needs in rural Ardhra Pradesh
bullet Sangams or Self Help Groups, as an entry point to poverty reduction.
bullet Disabled persons as healthworkers.

 Newsletter 47: August 2002 [PDF file - 197 Kb]

bulletBad News and Good News from the Sierra Madre
bulletThe Ajoya Massacre
bulletNew Homes and New Life for the PROJIMO Projects
bulletThe PROJIMO Children's Wheelchair Making Program in Duranguito
bulletDutch volunteers help design a one-hand-drive wheelechair
bulletAnnouncing the "Politics of Health Knowledge Network"
bulletDavid Werner tells of a consultancy in February/March 2002 with the Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Program. Lack of adequate health care at the village level was a significant cause of both poverty and disability. The possibility arose for self help groups of disabled persons to play a central role in meeting health need ofd the whole commumity.

Newsletter 46: December 2001 [PDF file - 404 Kb]

bulletThe Changing Pattern of Health in Iran
bulletHelping mothers solve domestic problems: The Cultural Houses of Isfahan
bulletCombating Depresion and Suicide: School Girls' Reproductive Health Course in Semnam
bullet"Health Scouts" in the schools of Isfahan.
bulletTimeline of Iranian History
bulletCrisis as a Doorway to Change, by Tim Mansfiel and David Werner
bulletBook Review: "Tiger's Fall" by Molly Bang
bulletInsert: Transitioning to Peace, by Jason Weston [PDF file - 34 Kb]

 Newsletter 45: September 2001 [PDF file - 220 Kb]

bulletProspects for a "Livable Future" - Dream and Reality
bulletThe Smoking Gun: Evidence of Globalization's Negative Impact on Health
bulletA hopeful future: Bringing health and conservation back together by Kevin Starr
bulletA New Leg and the New Friends for the Professor

 Newsletter 44: March 2001 [PDF file - 2 Mb]

bulletLIBERATION FROM WHAT? A Critical Reflection on the People's Health Assembly, 2000
bulletHigh Points of the PHA2000
bulletFollow-Up Action
bulletOrganizational Lessons Learned from the PHA2000
bulletPEOPLE'S CHARTER FOR HEALTH, as amended and approved at the PHA2000
[printable version]

 Newsletter 43: November 2000 [PDF file - 5 Mb]

bulletGlobal Ills and Popular Struggles in Ecuador
bulletThe Cuenca Regional Forum for Health of the People
bulletThe Indigenous Uprising
bulletIllegal Migration to the US
bulletIncreased Violence and AIDS
bulletEnvironmental Damage by Oil Companies
bulletCBR Regional Training Course, in Quito
bulletThe Peoples Health Assembly (Update)

 Newsletter 42: August 2000 [PDF file - 453 kb]

bulletThe Struggle For Human And Environmental Well-Being On The Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico.
bulletUpdate On Projimo
bulletUpdate On The Peoples Health Assembly
bulletNew Paper by David Werner: On Poverty And Poor Health In The North
bulletNew Guidebook By Hans Husum On Emergency Care Of Land Mine Victims
bulletNew Video on Projimo by Charlotte Beyers: "Our Own Road" ("Nuestro Camino")

 Newsletter 41: December 1999 [PDF file - 417 Kb]

bulletFrom Dispossession to Self-Determination in Australia's Outback
bulletDeclaration of Reconciliation
bullet"A Good Life for Disabled and Old People in Australia's Remote Communities"
bulletRescuing Rainforests and Flying Foxes on Australia's Cape York Peninsula
bulletUpdate on Projimo
bulletProjimo Update: Better Accessibility for Bus Travel
bulletUpdate on the People's Health Assembly

 Newsletter 40: May 1999 [PDF file - 1 Mb]

bullet"Los Chavalitos" --A Unique Farm School in Rural Nicaragua: An Oasis of Learning in Balance with Nature
bulletCHILD-to-child Regional Workshop in Nicaragua: Helping One Another in Times of Stress
bulletSeats that Enable --Special Seating Seminar-Working in Culiacán, México
bulletA seat to Enlarge the World of José
bulletJuan de Dios --Riding Straight and Proud!
bulletEncouraging Disabled Children in the Creative Process
bulletThe Enabling Education Network (EENET)
bulletPlans for the People's Health Assembly in the Year 2000
bulletNews from Programs and How You Can Help!

 Newsletter 39: December 1998 [PDF file - 565 Kb]

bulletProjimo's Skills Training and Work Program Provides New Opportunities to Disabled and Jobless Youth
bulletChildren's Wheelchair Building Program
bulletFrom Coffins to Dinning Sets--Projimo's Carpentry Program is off to a Good Start
bulletAlejandro Apprentices in the Wheelchair Shop
bulletFour Women with Spinal Cord Injuries: Their Different Mobility Needs
bulletA Wheelchair Carriage for Rough Terrain
bulletUpdate on the International People's Health Council (IPHC)
bulletAlma Ata Revisited After 20 Years
bulletLaunching the Japanese Translation of Questioning The Solution

 Newsletter 38: September 1998 [PDF file - 385 Kb]

bulletCommunity Based Rehabilitation: Training Workshop at Projimo
bulletStory from the Projimo Workshop: Helping Eli Become More Independent
bulletA Seat to Help Daniela Gain Better Balance
bulletSingapore and the Management on Long Term Disability
bulletBuilding Bridges With Mentally Ill Persons
bulletUpdate on the International People's Health Council (IPHC)
bulletNew Book: The New World Order: A Challenge to Health For All by the Year 2000

 Newsletter 37: May 1998 [PDF file - 508 Kb]

bulletDisability and Poverty in the Philippines: Efforts of Families to Cope
bulletThe Manila CBR Seminar Workshop
bulletStory From the Philippines: Girls With Brittle-Bone Disease from Mindanao and Mexico become Pen Pals
bulletProjimo Update: Better Accessibility for Bus Travel
bulletNews and Activities from the International People's Health Council:
bulletA surge of Interest in the Effects of Globalization on Health: IPHC and Questioning the Solution Ahead of Their Time
bulletThe New World Order: A Challenge to Health for All by the Year 2000 (new IPHC publication)
bulletBook Review: Questioning the Solution: Politics of Primary Health Care and Child Survival
bulletGlobal Warning: Watch for MAI: More power to Multinationals, Less to the People

 Newsletter 36: December 1997 [PDF file - 1.29 Mb]

bulletRecreating Projimo to Meet Tougher Challenges
bulletPart 1: The Recent Wave of Crime, Kidnappings, and Violence in the Sierra Madre
bulletPart 2: Root Causes of the Crime Wave in Mexico and Elsewhere
bulletPart 3: Projimo's Response to the Wave of Violence
bulletWays You Can Help Projimo's New Endeavors
bulletNothing About Us Without Us Excerpts: Ways to work
bulletInternational People's Health Council, News and Activities
bulletIncreasing Public Interest in Our New Book, Questioning The Solution

 Newsletter 35: October 1997 [PDF file - 492 Kb]

bulletStriving for Balance: Health, Economics and the Natural World
bulletNothing About Us Without Us Excerpts
bulletNews and Activities of the International People's Health Council
bulletYoshi-A Health Educator Who has Adapted Paulo Freire's Methodology to Japan
bulletChildren in Cape Town Child-to-Child Initiative Provide an Update on their Activities
bulletExamples of Yoshi Ikezumi's Collection of Discussion-Starting Drawings

 Newsletter 34: December 1996 [PDF file - 1.31 Mb]

bulletA Hands-on Learning Event in Brazil For Multipliers of Community-based Rehabilitation
bulletNew Video and Guidebook: Child-to-child: at the Roots of Health
bulletA Forthcoming Book: Nothing about Us Without Us: Developing Innovative Technologies For, By, and with Disabled Persons
bulletUsing Spasticity for Independent Living
bulletFour Children with Muscular Dystrophy Lead a Program For Disabled Children
bulletAppropriate Paper-based Technology

 Newsletter 33: July 1996 [PDF file - 1.21 Mb]

bulletSick of Violence: The Challenge for Child-to-child in South Africa
bulletFrom Village Health Worker to Child-to-child Guru: Martin Reyes Makes Good
bulletSouth Africa in Transition: Will the End of Apartheid Make Way for Social Justice?
bulletThe Rapid Spread of Aids in South Africa
bulletThe Globalization of Violence
bulletNeed for a Total Ban on Landmines
bulletA Visit to Chile to Help Launch a New Book on the Struggle for Health and Dignity
bulletOral Rehydration Therapy: A Simple Life-saving Technology — or Another Way of Exploiting the Poor?
bulletOur New Book about the Politics of Health and Child Survival

 Newsletter 32: December 1995 [PDF file - 955 Kb]

bulletKarate For Fun (And Therapy) For Children With Cerebral Palsy
bulletDisabled People as Leaders in Meeting Their Own Needs
bulletUpdate on Child-to-child For Disabled Children: Projimo, Mexico
bulletInnovations By, With And For Spinal Cord Injured Persons in India
bulletThe Social, Ecological, Cultural And Political Costs of Economic Globalization
bulletNew Books Worth Reading
bulletThree New Translations/adaptations of Disabled Village Children
bulletA Call to Protest The Conservative Contract on America and its Children
bulletThe Politics of Suffering

 Newsletter 31: May 1995 [PDF file - 441 Kb]

bulletClassmates Help a Disabled Child Stay in School
bulletThe Hidden Costs of Free Trade: Mexico Bites the Bullet
bulletChallenges of Transition for Disabled People in Russia
bulletHumanity as Commodity: the Hidden Agenda of the World Summit for Social Development
bulletThe Copenhagen Alternative Declaration

 Newsletter 30: December 1994 [PDF file - 448 Kb]

bulletBad Air, Weak Blood, and Domination: African Women Confront Their Biggest Threats to Health
bulletNews on Mexico
bulletSave Our State (California): From Proposition 187
bulletThe World Bank: Turning Health into an Investment

 Newsletter 29: June 1994 [PDF file - 729 Kb]

bulletViva Zapata! How the Uprising in Chiapas Revitalized the Struggle for Health in Sinaloa
bulletGrowth at All Costs: How current Global "Free Market" Policies Speed the Increase of the World's Population
bulletUpdate on PROJIMO
bulletChild-to-Child as a Transforming Educational Process

 Newsletter 28: March 1993 [PDF file - 577Kb]

bulletDisabled Children in the Slums of Nairobi
bulletNew Legs for Nomads Notes: A Visit to Cambodia by John Fago
bulletA Story of Design Improvements in PROJIMO's Proshthetic Shop

 Newsletter 27: December 1992 [PDF file - 475Kb]

bulletStructural Adjustment of the Mexican Constitution
bulletThe "North American Free Trade Agreement"? What will it Mean for Los-Income Mexicans and Americans?
bulletThe US View
bulletThe Mexican View
bulletWreaking havoc on Mexican Agriculture
bulletThe Concerns of American Workers
bulletEnvironmental and health Consequences
bulletLearning from Past Mistakes: Canada
bulletA Viable Alternative?
bulletCorrecting Existing Inequalities
bulletThe Need for a Health and Social Charter
bulletResources on NAFTA
bulletNew Legs for Nomads Notes: A Visit to Cuba

 Newsletter 26: April 1992 [PDF file - 638Kb]

bulletCaptured by the Free Market: A Visit to the New Nicaragua
bulletChild-to-child: A Challenge for Children, Health Workers, and Activists
bulletThe High Cost to Children of Nicaragua's Change in Government
bulletSituation Desperate and Getting Worse: An Update on Events in Nicaragua, by Susan Browne
bulletLetters to the Editor

 Newsletter 25: December 1991 [PDF file - 695Kb]

An update on recent developments at Project PROJIMO, featuring:

bulletits evolution from a program for disabled children into one for spinal cord injured young adults, many of whom come from Mexico’s growing subculture of drugs, alcohol, and violence.
bulletits continuing internal quest for equal rights and democracy.

 Newsletter 24: June 1991 [PDF file - 417Kb]

bulletEgypt: Another Approaching Stom on the Desert
bulletEgypt's Health Care Crisis
bulletSchooling in Egypt: a war against the poor
bulletEgypt's diarrhea control program: a "success story" headed for disaster
bulletBacklash of the "Green Revolution" and Western "Development"
bulletHappy Birthday and Thank You Trude

 Newsletter 23: March 1991 [PDF file - 501Kb]

bulletWhere People's Health Depends on Human Rights: Observations from a Journey to the Middle East
bulletThe West Bank and Gaza Strip: Where Self-Determination is Forged by Repression
bulletWhat Determines US Policy in the Middle East? The Role of Powerful Economic Interests and PACs

 Newsletter 22: December 1990 [PDF file - 353Kb]

bulletConchita's Story
bulletVisit to Angola: Where Civilians are Disabled as a Tactic of Low-Intensity Conflict
bulletFrom Heads to TOES: The Other Economic Summit
bulletThe Third World in Crises: Excerpts from an Interview with Medea Benjamin

 Newsletter 21: July 1990 [PDF file - 310Kb]

bulletReport from the Philippines: Susan Klein's educational interchange on midwifery
bulletNicaragua: What does the Election Mean? by Steve Babb
bulletHealth Care in Nicaragua: Gains of the Revolution in Jeopardy
bulletUpdate on Human Rights Abuses in Mexico Resulting from the "War on Drugs" by David Werner

 Newsletter 20: December 1989 [PDF file - 361Kb]

bulletMarcelo and Luis: The story of a unique friendship of two disabled youth
bulletCommunity-Based vs. Home-Based Rehabilitation
bulletNews from the Mexico Projects--Roberto Fajardo's Report on Piaxtla: Farmworkers Grow Dry-Season Crop
bullet"War on Drugs" Leads to Human Rights Abuses in Mexican Village
bulletHealth for No One by the Year 2000: The Hight Cost of Placing 'National Security' Before Global Justice
bulletRalf Hotchkiss Named MacArthur Fellow

 Newsletter 19: September 1988 [PDF file - 379Kb]

bulletThe Yellow Bulldozer or Some Good Things Are Happening in South Africa
bulletParallels between South Africa's destabilization tactics in Southern Africa and U.S. intervention in Central America
bulletThe impact of the South Africa-supported 'Low-Intensity War' (Terrorism) in Mozambique
bulletNAMDA's Stand against Apartheid
bulletInequalities of South African Life
bulletUpdate on the Role of the U.S. Government in International Drug Trafficking
bulletRehabilitating Consciousness: A review of Disabled Village Children

 Newsletter 18: October 1987 [PDF file - 214Kb]

bulletFrom Trees of Blood to Traffic of Drugs
bulletThe Beginning of the End for One Village Family
bulletThe Effects of Drug Growing on the Mountain People
bulletA Drug Lord's Revenge
bulletHealth Workers Falsely Jailed
bulletPervasiveness of Drug Related Corruption
bulletAmbiguous Position of U.S. on Drug Trafficking
bulletA Global Approach to Solving the Drug Problem

 Newsletter 17: May 1987 [PDF File- 576Kb]

bulletLupe, The Wildcat
bulletAnnouncing: Disabled Village Children
bulletOral Rehydration Therapy in Mozambique
bulletProject Piaxtla Update

 Newsletter 16: July 1985 [PDF File- 335Kb]

bulletHealth and Rehabilitation from the Bottom Up
bulletProject PROJIMO
bulletNews from Project Piaxtla
bulletNews from the Hesperian Foundation
bulletBecome a PROJIMO Sponsor
bulletNeeds for Assistance
bulletRequests for Donations to Start a Revolving Fund for Independent Income Generation
bulletWhy We Publish Our Own Books

 Newsletter 15: the PROJIMO Booklet

 Newsletter 14: January 1982 [PDF File- 335Kb]

bulletWomen Unite to Overcome Drunkeness
bulletA New Book for Instructors of Health Care Workers: One that links health, education, and social action--Helping Health Wokers Learn
bulletNew Developments Since the last Newsletter (1979)
bulletEducational Exchanges among Community-based Programs:
bulletVisits by Piaxtla Leaders Outside Latin America
bulletProspects for a Unique Rehabilitation Program in Ajoya
bulletAfter Hurricane Norma: Help Needed to Revive the Cooperative Corn Bank

 Newsletter 13: February 1979 [HTML File- 27Kb]

bulletProject Piaxtla's Independence
bulletChild-to-Child and the International Year of the Child

 Newsletter 12: January 1977 [HTML File- 13Kb]

bulletUpdate on Piaxtla and Self Sufficiency
bulletCommunity-based Rural Health Programs in Central America
bulletUpdate on Donde No Hay Doctor and Where There Is No Doctor

 Newsletter 11: April 1976 [HTML File- 27Kb]

bulletThe Place
bulletThe Building
bulletTeresa -- La Doctora Donde No Hay Doctor
bulletThe Consultas
bulletThe Vaccines
bulletThe Bad Year

 Newsletter 10: April 1975 [HTML File- 120Kb]

bulletPrimary Health Care and the Temptation of Excellence
bulletThe Ajoya School of Boondock Medicine
bulletThe Needle, The Spoon
bulletWhat we learned from María

 Newsletter 9: April 1974 [HTML File- 61Kb]

bulletThe Saga of the Supermule
bulletThe "Wine" that Turns to Blood
bulletChristmas '73
bulletEpilogue to the Saga of Supermule -or- Confessions of a Teetotaler
bulletResponse to Donde No Hay Doctor

 Newsletter 8: January 1973 [HTML File- 59Kb]

bulletKent Benedict Reports
bulletDawn in Ajoya
bulletThe El Zopilote Diary
bulletThe Clinic of El Potrero
bulletThe Children of Ramiro Arriola

 Newsletter 7: December 1971 [PDF File- 87Kb]

bulletAfter the Flood: The Reckoning
bulletThey Don't Sting When They're Wet

 Newsletter 6: September 1971 [PDF File- 51Kb]

 Newsletter 5: October 1970[HTML File- 52Kb]

bulletAll it Took was Heart
bulletMedical Personnel from the States
bulletDumb Dumb
bulletThe Dental Program
bulletEcological Problems in the Barrancas
bulletHigh Protein Corn

 Newsletter 4: December 1969 [HTML File- 46Kb]

bulletThe Huricane
bulletThe Water System
bulletNew Staff
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Newsletter 3: Missing. If you have this, please contact us.

Newsletter 2: September 1968 [HTML File- 29Kb]

Newsletter 1: September 1967 [HTML File- 36Kb]


Before the Newsletter from the Seirra Madre, David Werner issued four lenghty Reports from the Sierra Madre. They appear here in their entirety.

 Report #4: 1967 [HTML File 266Kb]

 Report #3: 1966 [HTML File 257Kb]

 Report #2: 1966 [HTML File 136Kb]

 Report #1: 1966 [HTML File 352Kb]


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