In 2017, we continued our work providing the books lawyers, teachers, professionals in all fields, higher education students and healthcare providers require.

The impact of new medical texts

The medical books we send improve the care that individual healthcare providers can offer and contribute directly to the education of the next generation of healthcare professionals.

In Sierra Leone, the Nixon Memorial Hospital trains over 75% of nurses for Sierra Leone’s Eastern region, yet it had so few books and teaching materials that it was threatened with closure because it did not offer sufficient resources for trainee nurses.

Today, the hospital remains open thanks in large part to the 1,000 brand new medical books we provided in 2017. These books are providing the up-to-date information that trainee nurses require to earn their qualifications.

The textbook support from Book Aid International was a reprieve for the nursing school, and without doubt, the hospital itself. All 260 students training to be nurses will no doubt benefit from them! Read the hospital's story

Educating the next generation of teachers

Teachers have a direct impact on every nation’s young people, but all too often their skills are out of date.

The 21,882 brand new teacher training books we provided in 2017 will help to create the next generation of highly skilled and qualified teachers, ensuring the pupils of the future receive a high standard of education.

The books will also support practising teachers who rely on them to find new ideas, enrich their teaching and keep their skills up to date.

One midwife’s story

Malawian midwife Fikanayo has used books we provided at every stage of her education, from primary school right through to the books she uses today while studying for her PhD in community healthcare. Books are crucial to allowing her to care for some of the country’s most vulnreable women and to her current research on public health and diabetes. She hopes to provide better information on self-care for diabetic patients.

If the books were not here it would have been very hard. The books elaborate and make it easier. The internet might tell you something but books are better. They give you more information. Read Fikanayo's story

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