Elsevier Supports Doctors Without Borders for Second Year Through 'The Great Giveback' CampaignBy Elsevier, PRNE
Monday, November 8, 2010
Percentage of Revenues From MD Consult Subscriptions Sold in Nov.-Dec. to go to Medical Relief Organization Which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999
PHILADELPHIA, November 9, 2010 - Elsevier, (www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home)
the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services, announced today that it will contribute to Doctors
Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (
www.doctorswithoutborders.org/) through 'The Great Giveback'
(info.mdconsult.com/thegreatgiveback/) campaign, providing medical
assistance and support to numerous people around the world.
Elsevier will donate 10 percent of its revenue to MSF for all
subscriptions to MD Consult, (
www.mdconsult.com/php/225893163-2/homepage) Elsevier's premier
electronic clinical reference tool, purchased between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31,
2010. In 2009, a similar campaign brought in more than 350 subscriptions
worth over $120,000.
"MSF is grateful to Elsevier for supporting our relief efforts
for a second year in a row," said Jennifer Tierney, Director of Development,
MSF-USA. "With the generosity of Elsevier and the people who purchase MD
Consult subscriptions during this campaign, MSF will be able to provide
assistance to people in war-torn countries like the Democratic Republic of
Congo, or in the wake of natural disasters such as the recent earthquake in
Haiti and the floods in Pakistan."
Elsevier is committed to advancing global healthcare through
timely, accurate clinical knowledge and data. MSF aid workers operate
programs in more than 60 countries, from Cambodia, Guatemala and Armenia, to
Burundi, Brazil and Bosnia. Elsevier, in turn, has 7,000 employees working in
more than 70 offices worldwide and a track record of partnership with global
science and health communities in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South
America, the Middle East and the U.S.
"The outcome from last year's campaign was so successful that
Elsevier wanted to continue to help enhance care and improve outcomes for
patients who need it," said Randy Charles, Managing Director, Global Clinical
Reference, Elsevier. "By supporting MSF again through 'The Great Giveback,'
Elsevier is working towards fulfilling its global healthcare mission of
building insights and breaking boundaries while making a positive impact to
the healthcare community. We hope this campaign will continue to be
successful this year."
For more information on this campaign, visit
About Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF):
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an
international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and
journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides aid in more than 60
countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or
catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition and
exclusion from health care or natural disasters. In 1999, MSF was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize. For more information visit
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet (www.thelancet.com/) and Cell,
(www.cell.com/) and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect, (www.sciencedirect.com/) SciVerse Scopus,
(www.scopus.com/home.url) Reaxys, (
https://www.reaxys.com/reaxys/session.do) MD Consult (
www.mdconsult.com/php/225893163-4/homepage) and Nursing Consult,
(www.nursingconsult.com/php/225893265-2/home.html) which enhance the
productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and
MEDai's Pinpoint Review, (www.medai.com/) which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home) employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, (
www.reedelsevier.com/Pages/Home.aspx) a world-leading publisher and
information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed
Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London
Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
Media Contact Tom Reller Vice President of Global Relations, Elsevier +1-212-462-1912 T.Reller@Elsevier.com
Media Contact: Tom Reller, Vice President of Global Relations, Elsevier, +1-212-462-1912, T.Reller at Elsevier.com
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