Hesperian is unique. Each of our health guides is constructed through a collaborative process of development that begins before the book is written and continues through their distribution. We start learning what people want to know, how they look for health information, and how they plan to use it. We craft content and incorporate feedback to improve the quality and usability of everything we create. This methodology ensures we are communicating health information that is relevant, can be easily understood, and will be used by the people we aim to serve.
To fulfill our mission of bringing health information to the greatest number of people possible, we prioritize translation that has made our materials now available in over 85 languages. We work with translation partners around the world to shape the communication of our health information to suit diverse cultural needs and varied contexts.