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Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Donates Books for First OB/GYN Residency in Afghanistan

A brand of Wolters Kluwer, LWW's new medical texts will support physicians at Kabul University Medical School

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) recently joined with other leading publishers to donate more than 300 new medical textbooks for physicians training in women’s health at Kabul University Medical School, Afghanistan. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, and the pharmaceutical industry. 

The obstetrics and gynecology residency program at Malalai Hospital is the first of its kind in Afghanistan and is under the direction of American physicians Kathy and Scott Deasy. The donation was coordinated through the international charity, HOPE Worldwide. With these new textbooks, the 13 OB/GYN fellows will have access to a world-class library, with books that will guide them through their years of medical training and into clinical practice.
 
“We’re pleased to support these dedicated physicians as they learn new ways to reduce maternal and infant mortality and improve children’s health,” said Diane Harnish, Vice President and Publisher for LWW’s Medical Publishing program.  LWW donated texts on maternal/fetal health, drugs, and neonatal procedures. 

Dr. Deasy photographed the physicians as they received their new books and reported, “Afghans do not smile for the camera—unless their joy simply cannot be suppressed.”  To learn more about the OB/GYN residency, visit www.afghandoctors.org or http://www.hopeww.org

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ( www.LWW.com) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. 

Wolters Kluwer Health is a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company with annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,544 people worldwide. Visit www.WoltersKluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.