Elsevier’s Health Sciences Division and Peking University Medical Press Cooperate on Book Donation to Medical Institutes in Midwest China

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.”

About PUMP
Peking University Medical Press (PUMP), founded in August 1989, is a national specialized publishing house and key university press under the Ministry of Education. In the past 20 years from its establishment, PUMP has published more than 2,000 titles, with circulation over 18 million. Its publications are well-known for their high quality, top grade and diversity, and have gained the press much social reputation. PUMP was selected and established as “the Advanced University Publishing House” by the Ministry of Education. It has been three times honoured as “the National Excellent Publishing House” by General Administration of Press and Publication and three times praised by the Ministry of Health for outstanding achievements in publishing scientific and technological works. Two of PUMP’s publications have won China Book Award, which is the highest ranking award for publications in China. Nearly 70 books have ever won awards given by the Ministries.

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, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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