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Medical Texts for Horn of Africa

District Governor Amanda Wendt pictured at DIK with Jama Farah and some of the more than 1000 medical text-books that were donated. These books will find homes in universities, hospitals and medical practices in African Countries. This generous donation from McGraw Hill will improve the health outcomes for many people.

McGraw Hill is an American educational publishing company with headquarters in New York. It has many international subsidiaries located all over the world, including Australia. McGraw-Hill Education Australia has an extensive local publishing program with numerous important medical titles. One of its most important titles is John Murtagh’s General Practice, which has been translated into thirteen languages and is widely recognised as one of the most trusted texts for general practice and primary healthcare globally. This authoritative book covers a mix of traditional and modern practice with an emphasis on the importance of clinical reasoning, early diagnosis and strategies for solving common presenting problems.Melbourne-based sales director, Dr Nick Dallas commented:

“It has been an honour to work with Rotary Club of Footscray, a humanitarian service organization, that has facilitated the shipment of over 1000 donated units of these important textbooks to countries in the Horn of Africa. Seeing these books in the hands of medical students and practitioners, and in university medical libraries, gives us great joy’.” Dr Nick Dallas.

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