Elsevier Supports Doctors Without Borders For Second Year Through ‘The Great Giveback’ Campaign

Philadelphia, PA. 09 November, 2010 – Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that it will contribute to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) through ‘The Great Giveback’ 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, 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 http://info.mdconsult.com/thegreatgiveback/.

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About Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): 
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (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.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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).

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