The Asia FoundationSpringer Publishing Company recently donated over 9,000 books to The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, the leading provider of donated information resources in the region. We join more than 30 academic and professional publishers donating to the group.

“At Springer Publishing Company, we believe in the power of education, and agree with Books for Asia that an educated population is better equipped to fight poverty, disease, injustice, and instability,” said Springer Publishing CEO, Ted Nardin. “This and our content expertise in fields such as nursing, public health, social work, and counseling—areas of critical need in developing countries—make this an ideal partnership for us. We are happy to do our small part in empowering regions of need by placing the most cutting-edge health and social sciences literature in the hands of its students, educators, and leaders.”

The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program donates one million books to education institutions in 19 developing countries each year, and connects students, educators, and local and national leaders with the knowledge they need to thrive. Their book donations and digital projects help enhance English-language skills; sharpen vocational and research skills; build knowledge in the business, legal, and science professions; and infuse children with an early love of reading that is critical to literacy.

Among the various titles Springer Publishing donated to the program are The Official Guide for Foreign-Educated Nurses, Safe Patient Handling and Movement, Educating Health Professionals in Low-Resource Countries, and The Complete HIV/AIDS Teaching Kit.

“Books for Asia is thrilled to receive these book donations from Springer Publishing,” commented the program’s Senior Communications Officer, Wendy Rockett. “The demand in developing Asia for high-quality books in the medical and nursing fields is very high. What little reference material health care workers in developing Asia have are often dated, so donations of books of this caliber will make quite an impact on the quality of care they can provide.”