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Elsevier's Health Sciences Division and Peking University Medical Press cooperate on book donation

Beijing, China, 8 October 2009 Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of medical information products and services, announced today that in cooperation with Peking University Medical Press (PUMP) it has donated over 5,000 books to medical universities, colleges and schools in Midwest China. The initiative is supported by the Development Centre for Medical Science and Technology of the Ministry of Health.The book donation is in line with the spirit of the healthcare reform to train more health professionals; it is also in response to the government's call of supporting the development of central and western area China. The books donated are Elsevier's international classic medical textbooks and reference works in the Chinese versions, including Sobotta Atlas der Anatomie des Menschen and 150 ECG Problems 2e. All of the books are jointly published by Elsevier and PUMP. In total there will be 5,150 copies of 20 titles donated to medical universities, medical colleges and medical schools in Midwest China.

"We hope to utilize our publishing experiences, cooperating with local universities, research institutes and publishers, to make great contributions to Chinese medical education, research and practice," said Victor Lam, Managing Director of Elsevier Health Sciences, Greater China and Korea.

Mr. Meng Qun, Deputy Director of the Science and Education Division of the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ms. Huang Qiongli, Director of the Development Centre for Medical Science and Technology of the MOH, Mr. Victor Lam, Managing Director of Elsevier Health Sciences in Greater China and Korea, Mr. Lu Yindao, President of Peking University Medical Press (PUMP) and delegates from the medical institutes in the midwest of China attended a ceremony, which was held in Beijing on September 21, 2009.

Mr. Meng commented, "Through providing more training to health professionals we can help to implement the national healthcare reform plan and support the healthcare development. High-quality medical books are necessary for medical education and training and play a significant role in this effort."


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