The Healthy Child Handbook: A Guide to Childhood Wellness in Developing Countries
We created The Healthy Child Handbook because we found that childcare workers usually have limited training – or none at all – when it comes to childhood disease prevention and management. The Healthy Child Handbook helps the staff of children’s homes diagnose and respond to childhood illnesses in India.
We want to share this as a free ebook to everyone who wants to improve the health of children in developing countries.
In addition to the handbook, we also created a companion coloring book. We found that the children were reading the manual with great interest.
The Healthy Child Handbook is available in English. It has also been translated into Telugu, the local language in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where we work.
The World’s Children Healthy Child Initiative
This initiative provided funding for The Healthy Child Handbook. The Initiative covers health expenses not included in the regular budget of the orphanages we support. In addition to paying for preventive health needs, we have an emergency medical fund to cover unexpected sickness and injury.