In keeping with its mission to help clinicians around the world provide the best possible patient care, Wolters Kluwer supports a global health program with the components outlined below.
Facilitating donated access
In 2019, Wolters Kluwer donated UpToDate access to over 19,000 providers in more than 136 countries, impacting the care of over 22 million patients worldwide. These physicians, medical students, trainees, nurses, midwives, and volunteers are represented in the map below.
Responding to urgent need
Wolters Kluwer continues to provide free UpToDate access and/or distribute UpToDate content in regions with urgent need following natural disasters and infectious disease outbreaks. See below for our activity in the last six years.
- Nepal – Earthquake relief
- Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – Ebola outbreak
- Ecuador – Earthquake relief
- Brazil – Zika outbreak
- Puerto Rico – Hurricane relief
- Yemen – Cholera outbreak
- Italy – Chikungunya outbreak
- Brazil – Yellow fever outbreak
- Kerala, India – Flood relief
- Bahamas – Hurricane relief
- Samoa – Measles outbreak
- New Zealand – Volcanic eruption relief
- Worldwide – COVID-19 pandemic
View a full list of UpToDate topics created or modified for resource-limited settings here.
Wolters Kluwer continues to support research efforts conducted by Better Evidence (BE) at Ariadne Labs to measure the impact of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in resource-limited settings.
Additional studies are underway to evaluate the impact of UpToDate on medical education in Africa and on clinical care delivered worldwide.