Without the latest books, medics miss out
Across the globe, huge numbers of medical students and qualified healthcare staff are held back because they can’t access recently published books.
Many medical schools lack the funding to keep investing in the latest titles. Students can’t afford to buy their own copies and online information is impossible to access because of patchy internet and unreliable electricity.
The only way to access reliable information is in the latest medical books. Without these, students’ and professionals’ knowledge is limited and patients can’t benefit from the latest medical research.
That’s why we’re determined to give both students and practising professionals the books they need.
Books for students and healthcare providers
Every year, we provide thousands of books to make sure students, doctors, nurses, therapists, consultants, midwives and more can access the insights they need to keep learning and developing their skills.
The books we send worldwide range from anatomy texts for students to practical guides for medical staff in remote locations.
With the books we provide, healthcare providers can do so much more to help create a more equal future. Whole communities are transformed when quality healthcare is available – and quality healthcare depends on doctors having the latest insights at their fingertips.
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As head of the library department at Amref International University in Kenya, Dr. Penninah Musangi shares how books have shaped her life and why they are so important to the medical students studying at the university.
Aaron grew up in rural Kenya with little access to books or education. Now a qualified nurse, Aaron is using books to further his studies and meet the needs of his local community.
Jane reads to her unborn baby in a mother and baby unit in Kenya. Read why she believes it’s important for both mother and baby.