Elsevier supports construction of new Ethiopian hospital

1 December 2011

Elsevier is contributing to International Crisis Aid (ICA) through its “Pillars of Hope” campaign, providing medical assistance and support to numerous people around the world.

Elsevier will donate 10 percent of its revenue from all subscriptions to MD Consult purchased between 15 November and 31 December 2011, to International Crisis Aid.  This donation will help aid those in crisis by supporting construction of a new hospital in Ethiopia.  Elsevier hopes to raise up to $15,000 through the purchase of new MD Consult individual annual subscriptions.

“ICA is grateful to Elsevier for supporting our medical relief efforts,” said Pat Bradley, President and Board Chairman for ICA.  “The construction of a hospital in Ethiopia is a very important project for us.  The generosity of Elsevier and the people who purchase MD Consult subscriptions during this campaign will move us closer to the hospital’s completion and high quality medical care for the Ethiopians who visit the hospital."

Elsevier is committed to advancing global healthcare through timely, accurate clinical knowledge and data.  With more than 7,000 employees working in more than 70 offices worldwide, Elsevier has a long track record of partnership with global science and health communities in around the world.  This is third year that Elsevier has initiated a donation program with an international medical charity.

In September 2000, St. Louis, Missouri-based ICA began work in Southern Sudan during a time of desperate civil war by delivering humanitarian aid into dangerous "no-go" zones where starvation, disease and genocide are a part of everyday life.

“At Elsevier we always want to help enhance and improve care and outcomes for patients around the world,” said Randy Charles, Managing Director, Global Clinical Reference, Elsevier.  “By supporting ICA through ‘Pillars of Hope,’ 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 be a great success.”

For more information on this campaign, visit Pillars of Hope.