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Doctors Without Borders Get Free Access to CDS

November 19, 2009
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The physicians of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, will receive free access to MD Consult electronic clinical decision support from Amsterdam-based Elsevier.

The company says that as part of its “All You Need to Make a Difference” Campaign, Elsevier, will donate a free subscription to MSF for each annual individual MD Consult subscription purchased between Nov. 16 and Dec. 18, 2009. Based on its projections, Elsevier estimates that the month-long campaign could provide 400 subscriptions to MSF’s volunteer physicians. Based on average monthly sales, Elsevier estimates that the licenses donated to MSF’s volunteer physicians could be worth as much as $140,000.

Doctors Without Borders/MSF is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. 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, or exclusion from healthcare or natural disasters.

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