Books For Africa Partnership with Elsevier and Merck Ships Container of Medical Books to Ethiopia

Books For Africa was pleased to recently receive five semi-trailer loads of book donations from Elsevier. These donations of medical and science books will be shipped to four or more locations across Africa under the Merck Medical Initiative, which is funded by Merck. Shipments of medical books for use by doctors, nurses, medical students and ministries of health have been in planning for weeks.

This week Books For Africa packed and shipped the first container of Elsevier books and Merck Manuals, which will be sent to our partner, the Ethiopian Knowledge and Technology Transfer Society (EKTTS). There, they will be distributed to the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and other medical and postsecondary institutions.

Books For Africa is planning additional shipments of these valuable books in the weeks ahead, including one to Tunisia in partnership with the Ambassador of Tunisia to the United States.

Books For Africa thanks Elsevier Publishing and Merck for their assistance in providing these much-needed medical books to recipients across Africa!