Health Books International

Health Books International

Charity information

Health Books International

TALC develops and supplies free and low cost health books and other material to doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health workers in developing countries and around the world.

Founded 1965

  • Mission statement

    To promote health and advance medical knowledge and teaching throughout the world by providing and developing educational material.

    TALC - Teaching Aids at Low Cost was founded in 1965 by Professor David Morley (CBE, MD, FRCP) when he was lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, in response to many requests from overseas students for teaching equipment to use in their own countries.

    At TALC we believe good health provision should be available to all – especially those in the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    We have been working for over 40 years to achieve this. We currently supply over 10,000 health workers (doctors, nurses, midwives, lab technicians, etc. ) with health materials - including low cost health text books, videos, CDs, weight charts, etc. TALC operates as a trading company and development charity combined.

  • Aims

    Health Books International aims to:

    • To give health workers around the world free or low cost access to relevant and up-to-date books and educational material.
    • To develop new resources based on the feedback of health workers with little or no access to drugs or medical facilities.
    • To publish books and electronic resources to allow health workers to keep up-to-date with recent advancements, and to enable them to learn new essential skills.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1965

    Registered Charity Number: 279858

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01582 380 883

    Address: PO Box 49 St Albans Herts AL1 5TX

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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