In 2018, through the generosity of our publishing partners, particularly Elsevier and Elsevier USA, we sent 154,299 brand new medical books to hospitals, clinics, colleges and universities around the world.
The impact of new medical texts
In rural Uganda there is only one doctor for every 22,000 people and many people cannot access health care. The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) is working to improve rural healthcare by running a network of non-profit hospitals and training facilities across the country.
In 2018, we supported UPMB’s work by setting up seven medical libraries, providing brand new books and training staff in how to run their new libraries.