Elsevier extends free information support for flood-damaged regions in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia

Free access to ClinicalKey for healthcare professionals and selected journal content for scientists and researchers extended to August 31

Philadelphia, PA, June 7, 2017

Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, is extending free access to its primary online clinical information and reference tool, ClinicalKey, and select journal articles for scientists and researchers in the aftermath of the floods and mudslides across Peru, Ecuador and Colombia earlier this year.

The original 60-day access period ended May 30 has been extended for 90 days to support the efforts of emergency medical responders, other healthcare professionals and scientists in the region. They will have free access to ClinicalKey, which provides searchable, evidence-based clinical content and other medical information that empowers professionals in treating victims of this disaster, and several select journals and journal articles regarding flood disasters.

Earlier this year several regions in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia were struck by intense rains that overflowed rivers and caused mudslides, killing more than 350 people. In addition, tropical diseases, including dengue fever, have been reported in those regions since the flooding.

Until August 31, access to the Spanish version of ClinicalKey (www.clinicalkey.es) will be open and free to all Internet Protocol (IP) addresses originating from those affected regions. Healthcare professionals, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, and institutional medical libraries in those areas will be able to use ClinicalKey.

Elsevier will also continue to make available, free of charge and immediately for 90 days from June 1, these journal articles from the journal Earth-Science Reviews regarding natural disasters caused by rain and flood:

In addition, all issues of these journals will be open and available for 90 days from June 1:

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