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Global Medical Knowledge 2020

Our mission is simple: The Manuals, known as Merck Manuals in the United States and Canada and MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals are committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.

We believe that health information is a universal right and that every person is entitled to accurate and accessible medical information. We have a responsibility to protect, preserve and share the best current medical information to enable more informed decisions, enhance relationships between patients and professionals and improve health care outcomes around the world.

Medical knowledge is power. Pass it on.

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Show it - Commit to life-long health learning
Share it - Spread the word on the benefits of medical knowledge

Global Medical Knowledge 2020 BY THE NUMBERS

Here's how we're working to fulfill our mission:
350 medical expertscontinually update The Manuals' content to reflect the most current and accurate medical information.

10 Languages
will have their own version of The Manuals for enhanced access and ease of use.

1 connection point
enables consumers and professionals to access medical information tailored to their needs and knowledge – putting patients and their health care team on the same page.

10,000+ Resources
enhance our expansive database of medical topics with videos, images, animations, medical calculators and a growing set of other resources.

150k Relationships
with professionals and patients around the world on social media and other platforms facilitate meaningful dialogues on the most important medical topics.

0 ads or registration
improves the user experience of this not-for-profit initiative, as a sign of our commitment to providing free and open access to medical information.

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