UpToDate® Global Health Initiative
In keeping with our mission to help clinicians around the world provide the best possible patient care, UpToDate actively supports a global health initiative with the following components:
- Development of new content to address the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions affecting individuals in resource-limited settings around the world
- A donations program administered in partnership with Global Health Delivery (for sites outside the U.S.), and the Society of General Internal Medicine (for U.S. sites). To apply for a donation, please click the appropriate link below.
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To date, dozens of individual and institutional subscriptions have been donated to qualifying clinicians and organizations who provide medical care or related services to poor or underserved populations around the world.
“Your donation is raising the level of knowledge (and the level of the questions!) of our residents here in Laos.... thanks to your materials, my residents are quoting UpToDate to me when I ask complicated questions about diagnosis and treatment…”
Internal Medicine Coordinator & Field Representative
Laos Health Frontiers
“We have made changes to our wound care practices as well as treatment based on our new knowledge. We have been revising and updating our protocol book using UpToDate as one of our primary guidelines....”
Family Nurse Practitioner
Rift Valley Province, Kenya
The UpToDate donations program has allowed for access in regions with urgent need following natural disasters, such as Japan (March, 2011), New Zealand (February, 2011) and Haiti (January, 2010).
Additionally, a study to evaluate the use of UpToDate in three resource-limited settings (Rwanda, Malawi, and South Africa) was published in 2012 and demonstrated broad usage of UpToDate topics, with the majority of clinicians reporting that UpToDate led to improved quality of care.
View a full list of topics we’ve created or modified for resource-limited settings and a list of donation recipients.