Health Books International (formerly Teaching-aids at Low Cost - TALC)

Look out for our new website coming in June 2017, all orders will be processed as usual in the meantime

Free and Low Cost Healthcare Books and Accessories

Founded in 1965 by Professor David Morley CBE, Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC) is a unique charity whose main objective is to promote the health of children and advance medical knowledge and teaching in the UK and throughout the world by providing and developing educational material.

Read the Zika fact sheet

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus epidemic a "public health emergency of international concern," and Hesperian is working to develop emergency health materials in multiple languages to reach the people who need them most.

The Zika Fact Sheets are available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Kreyol from the Hesperian website.

Protecting your Family and Community from Ebola.

TALC has produced a free, downloadable resource sheet for communities on Ebola prevention and treatment in low-resource settings, informed by those working in Ebola-affected communities. You can find this here.

We welcome feedback on all our resources. Please email with your experiences of using TALC materials.


Buy books at our online shopShop for Healthcare Books and Accessories
Our online store stocks a wide range of low cost healthcare books and accessories, including charts, downloads, CD-ROMs, videos and DVDs. We are very grateful to a number of organisations who have donated FREE CD-ROMs and other materials for distribution to the developing world.

Work with TALC and Donate to TALC
Help us to deliver up to date medical education to some of the poorest parts of the world. There are many ways you can help TALC in our work. Are you a publisher of medical material? Do you live in the St Albans area and have time to volunteer with us? Can you donate to TALC?

Onde Nao Ha MedicoOnde Não Ha Médico

TALC’s Where There Is No Doctor has now been updated, translated and revised into Portuguese by a team from Mozambique. Onde Não Há Médico is intended for health workers in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa and is now available.

Electronic Teaching-aids At Low CostElectronic Teaching-aids At Low Cost
The Electronic Teaching-aids at Low Cost (e-TALC) project was initiated in 2001 and distributes free CD-ROMs of relevant and up to date medical information that can be accessed by anyone with a computer. To date over 70,000 CDs have been sent out, in twelve volumes. Regular contributors to the CD include the BMJ, the Lancet, Tearfund and many others.

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