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Springer Publishing Donates Over 9,000 Health Care Books to The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia Program

San Francisco, February 20, 2013 — Springer Publishing Company, an award-winning health and social sciences publisher, donated over 9,000 brand new, critically-needed health care books this month to The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia. The publisher joins more than 30 academic and professional publishers donating valuable, practical, new texts to Books for Asia.

“At Springer Publishing Company, we believe in the power of education, and agree with Books for Asia that an educated population is better equipped to fight poverty, disease, injustice, and instability,” said Springer Publishing CEO, Ted Nardin. “This and our content expertise in fields such as nursing, public health, social work, and counseling—areas of critical need in developing countries—make this an ideal partnership for us. We are happy to do our small part in empowering regions of need by placing the most cutting-edge health and social sciences literature in the hands of its students, educators, and leaders.”

The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program donates one million books each year to education institutions in 19 developing countries, and connects students, educators, and local and national leaders with the knowledge they need to thrive. Their book donations and digital projects help enhance English-language skills; sharpen vocational and research skills; build knowledge in the business, legal, and science professions; and infuse children with an early love of reading that is critical to literacy.

Among the titles Springer Publishing donated to Books for Asia are Educating Health Professionals in Low-Resource Countries, The Complete HIV/AIDS Teaching Kit, Safe Patient Handling and Movement, and The Official Guide for Foreign-Educated Nurses.

“Books for Asia is thrilled to receive these book donations from Springer Publishing. The demand in developing Asia for high-quality books in the medical and nursing fields is very high,” said Books for Asia’s Wendy Rockett. “What little reference material health care workers in developing Asia have is often dated, so donations of books of this caliber will make a measurable impact on the quality of care they can provide.”

Read more about The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program.

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