The organizations will bring clinical publications to care teams in need of additional resources, helping advance Smile Train’s vision globally
Access to medical information in low-and-middle-income countries continues to hinder global health equity. To help meet this universal need, Wolters Kluwer Health and Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, are collaborating to bring full online access to select medical journals for Smile Train partners and affiliates globally. The vital resources will be available to Smile Train’s network of local clinicians through Wolters Kluwer’s Ovid® research platform.
Removing barriers to clinical information
With limited budgets, access to medical journals can be difficult for healthcare workers in low resource settings. Nearly 71% of Smile Train partners report that access to journal articles is a challenge they face when developing research. Additionally, 58% of partners note that access to journal information is a high priority for them in the development of cleft research. Through this initiative, care teams that may not have previously had access to key medical titles, like the New England Journal of Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, now have instant access to help support healthcare programs around the world.