The Manuals' editorial team plans to launch additional languages through 2020 to continue to break down language barriers and increase worldwide access to trusted, up-to-date medical information.
"We're invigorated by the progress we've made less than two years since the launch of Global Medical Knowledge 2020 at MerckManuals.com," said Robert S. Porter, M.D., Merck Manuals Editor-in-Chief. "In today's digital age, medical information is more accessible than ever around the world, but much of that information isn't coming from trusted, reliable sources. We're proud of the progress we've made in bringing accurate and credible medical information to ten languages, and we're hard at work adding new features and partnerships to expand our reach even further."
To extend access across devices, this year The Manuals launched new Consumer and Professional mobile apps, providing free access to thousands of in-depth articles, videos, animations and other resources. The apps are free of advertisements and do not require users to register or share personal information, removing many of the barriers that prohibit individuals from accessing the content they need to make informed personal health decisions.
The Manuals continues to partner with libraries, corporations, Electronic Health Record (EHR) companies, and advocacy groups around the world to break down obstacles to access.
About The Merck Manuals
First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists, The Merck Manual grew in size and scope to become one of the world's most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers. As The Manual evolved, it continually expanded the reach and depth of its offerings to reflect the mission of providing the best medical information to a wide cross-section of users, including medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students, and consumers. In 2015, The Merck Manual kicked off Global Medical Knowledge 2020, a program to make the best current medical information accessible by up to three billion professionals and patients around the world by 2020. For access to thousands of medical topics with images, videos and a constantly expanding set of resources, visit MerckManuals.com and connect with us on social media:
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