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2016 MLA Hinari/Research4Life Grant Recipients

14th September 2016

The Medical Library Association (MLA)mla and the Elsevier Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2016 MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grants.

hinlogo-05Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, these grants will support HINARI/R4L training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific research resources in emerging/low income countries. The recipients will use the grants to benefit individuals to obtain skills to effectively and efficiently use the Hinari/Research4Life resources and also become trainers for their institutions or country.

The recipients will be honored at the Presidents’ Awards Dinner during MLA’17 in Seattle, Washington.

  • Martha Cecilia Garcia, Coordinator National Library of Medicine, Honduras, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
  • Karin Saric, Information Services Librarian, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California, USA.
  • Alemayehu Bisrat, Health Informatics Expert and Project Coordinator, Center for eHealth, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • Dativa Tibyampansha, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Tanzania.
  • Megan von Isenburg, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

Congratulations to the winners!

Ready to Submit an Application for the 2017 Grants?

Choose the 2017 MLA Hinari/Research4Life Grant online application form. The completed online form and supporting documents must be received by December 1.  Be certain to follow the application checklist, as submissions lacking required information will not be reviewed.

For more information visit www.mlanet.org

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Research4Life Training workshops: An overview of the past year

3rd August 2016

A total of 98 Research4Life training workshops were organized in the past year around the globe.

Every year, the Capacity Development Team of Research4Life -along with Universities, United Nations agencies and partner organizations- organizes different training workshops around the globe.  The trainings are 2-5 full day sessions hosted by different universities and institutions. Participants learn how to use the program’s platforms, develop research skills and get the most out of the resources provided.

During the last Research4Life General Partners Meeting, an overview of the trainings conducted during the past year was presented, highlighting the efforts that the program managers of Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI make every year to bring training resources to eligible countries and users.

If you are a Research4Life registered institution, we can help you organize your own Training Workshop. Visit the Training Portal to find free downloadable tutorials and presentations, print some marketing material from our Media Center or send us an email to info@research4life.org for more information on our training workshops.

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Find the detailed list of the training workshops per country below (Hinari, AGORA, AGORA-TEEAL, ARDI):

Bangladesh:

  • National HINARI ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop. 17-19 April. WHO.
  • Training for WHO Staff: PubMed, Authorship, Zotero. 20th April. WHO.
  • Workshop on Health Systems Research and Evidence-based Health Policy Making. 24-26 May, ICDDRB.
  • Workshop on Research Methodology. 27 May. Public Health Foundation Bangladesh.

Bolivia:

  • Workshop AGRIS AGORA. 3 Ene 2016. FAO

Botswana:

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in Botswana. March 2016. WIPO.

Burkina Faso:

  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops Ouagadogu: CID-CAMES (2), Direction Générale des Productions Végétales (DGPV) Ouagadougou , Université Libre du Burkina (ULB), AFIDRA.

Canada:

  • HINARI & Internet-based Information Resources for Health Professionals in Low & Emerging Countries. May 14th. MLA/LWB.

Congo:

  • HINARI Workshop. 15-16 Sep 2015. AFRO

Ecuador:

  • Taller HINARI “FACILITANDO FACILITADORES”. 27-29 Oct 2015. HINARI-WHO.

Ethiopia:

  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops Ouagadogu: St Marys University, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI), Arba Minch University, Aksum University, Amhara Agricultural Research Institute, Debre Berhan University, Debre Markos University, Gondar University, Jimma University, Wollo University, Jimma ARC.

Fiji:

  • Regional HINARI Training the Trainer Workshop. 16-20 Nov 2015. HINARI/WPRO.

Ghana:

  • Forum on Open Data and Open Science in Ghana + Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 11-14 Jul 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, GODAN, ITOCA, GAIMS, CSIR-INSTI, University of Ghana.
  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops: Animal Research Institute, Ho Polytechnic, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), Crop Research Institute, University of Development Studies, CSIR-INSTI, Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute (PGRRI)

Honduras:

  • Taller PROGRAMAS RESEARCH4LIFE:HINARI. 31 Mar – 1 April. 2016. WHO

Malawi:

  • Workshop on Patent Search Strategies and Techniques and on Establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in Botswana. March 2016. WIPO.

Mozambique:

  • Hinari Workshop . 8-9 Sep 2015. WHO.

Myanmar:

  • HINARI ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop. 22-23 Sep 2015. HINARI/SEARO
  • Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 25-26 Apr 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, GODAN, ITOCA, WorldFish, Research4Life, University of Yangon. – Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 28-29 Apr 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, GODAN, ITOCA, WorldFish, Research4Life, University of Yenzin.

Namibia:

  • Forum on Open Data and Open Science in Namibia + Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 18-20 Apr 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, GODAN, ITOCA, University of Namibia.

Nepal:

  • Training Workshop on HINARI Programme. 31 Mar 2016. Resource Centre for Primary Health Care & Nepal Library Association.
  • Short Class about HINARI, PubMed, Summon, IRIS/WHO. 16-18 May 2016. Norvic Institute of Nursing Campus.
  • HinariTraining Course For Health Information Professionals And Researchers. 31May-1st June. College of Medical & Allied Science.

Nigeria:

  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops: Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU), Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), National Institute for OilPalm Research (NIFOR), Federal College of Agriculture Gombe
    National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Babcock University, Kogi State University (KSU), Kwara Satte University (KWASU), Nigerian Institute For Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), University of Nigeria Nsuka, Landmark University, Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo (WUSTO) Library, Federal, University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ahmadu Bello University, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), DELSU.

Papua New Guinea:

  • HINARI/Health on the Internet Resources Workshop. 13-17 June 2016. LWB/MLA/ELS.

Rwanda:

  • Evidence based Medicine Literature search. 2 Oct 2015; 2, 12, 26 Ene 2016; 5, 26-28 Feb 2016. University of Rwanda.
  • Workshop HINARI: Research for Health. 10-11 Mar 2016. WHO.
  • Workshop HINARI: Research for Health. 29 Feb-1 Mar 2016. WHO.

Sudan:

  • HINARI Workshop. 26 Aug 2016. University of Blue Nile, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Tanzania:

  • Workshop on Access to Global Online Research. 23-25 May 2016. FAO, AIMS, AGORA, R4L, GODAN, ITOCA, COSTECH.
  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops: Maruku Agriculture Research Institute, University of Dar Es Salaam, Institute of Rural and Development Planning (IRDP), Mweka College of African Wildlife Management, Naliende  Agriculture Research Institute, Kizimbani Agricultural Training Institute, State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), ARI Makutopora.

Uganda:

  • TEEAL/AGORA Training the Trainer workshops: Bugema University, Mountains of the Moon University, Africa Rural University, Makerere University, Ndejje University, Bishop Stuart University, National Fisheries Resources research Institute (NaFIRRI).

USA:

  • Regional HINARI ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop. 19 Feb 2016. Consortium of Global Universities in Health.
  • Regional HINARI ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop. 4 Mar 2016. LWB.
  • HINARI & Internet-based Information Resources for Health Professionals in Low & Emerging Countries. 2,3 Jun. LWB/MLA/ELS

Viet Nam:

  • HINARI Workshop. 28, 29 Sep 2015. Hanoi School of Public Health 
  • Training Classes. 17, 20, 21 Nov 2015; 5 Dec 2015; 5 Ene, 24 Feb, 23 May. Hanoi School of Public Health.
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A total of 69,000 online resources now available in Research4Life

26th May 2016

The total online resources available in Research4Life is going up

We are pleased to announce a new update in the number of online resources available through the Research4Life programes. In the last 18 months, the total count of material has risen up to 69,000, an increase of 42% from the latest count of 48,000.

The new number of resources includes new titles added to books, journals and other information material in the collections of the four Research4Life programmes –Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI-.

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Each of the Research4Life programs have updated number of resources with major additions in the AGORA collection. 15,000 new e-books related to chemistry, economics, geography and geology were added to AGORA now bringing the total number of books to up to 22,000.

You can access this range of resources by logging into your specific program using your institution’s credentials. If you are not registered yet find out if your institution is eligible and register now.

Hinari online resources
AGORA online resources
OARE online resources
ARDI online resources
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WHO’s HINARI program partners with Wolters Kluwer to provide UpToDate to Ebola-affected African countries

8th September 2015

Waltham, Massachusetts September 9th, 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO)-hosted HINARI program announced a partnership with Wolters Kluwer to provide free access to UpToDate®, its evidence-based clinical decision support resource, to the three countries affected by Ebola (Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea) for an initial period of at least one year.

The main objective of this partnership is to build and strengthen capacity in those countries by providing their health workers with free access to the new developments in physician care, new research and up-to-date clinical information. Having access to the best available information at the point of care will enable them to make better patient management decisions and create resilient health systems able to withstand crisis events like those of the Ebola outbreak.

Beyond this partnership, the UpToDate team from Wolters Kluwer and WHO, along with other HINARI partners, will also be exploring guidance for WHO’s Member States on how their healthcare systems can harness the benefits of evidence-based clinical decision support systems by integrating them into the clinicians’ workflow effectively.

There is solid evidence of the impact that knowledge systems such as UpToDate have on improved outcomes in quality of care, hospital operational efficiencies and clinicians’ capacity building and skills. The WHO Strategy on Research for Health (2012) declares that “health policies and practices globally should be informed by the best research evidence.” By adopting innovative data solutions, low- and middle-income countries can leapfrog to a resilient state, bridging the healthcare gap and driving better patient outcomes across the territory.

UpToDate is the world’s premier online clinical decision support resource from the Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. Physician-editors synthesize the most recent medical information into evidence-based and actionable recommendations that clinicians trust to make the right patient management decisions at the point of care. Accessible online through any electronic device (laptop or mobile) UpToDate has been adopted by over 30,000 healthcare institutions across 174 countries worldwide and has become the de facto standard used to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

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About Research4Life

Research4Life (www.research4Life.org) is a public-private partnership between over 200 international scientific publishers, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Cornell and Yale Universities and several technology partners. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to critical scientific research. Since 2002, the four programmes – Research in Health (HINARI), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE) and Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) – have provided researchers at some 8000 institutions in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to more than 60,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, and applied sciences.

 

Media Contacts:

Natalia Rodriguez
Research4Life Communications Coordinator
communications@research4Life.org
Twitter: @R4LPartnership

André Rebelo
Manager, Global Public & Analyst Relations
UpToDate
Wolters Kluwer Health
Tel: +1.781.392.2411
Andre.Rebelo@WoltersKluwer.com
www.uptodate.com

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Research4Life Training: An Overview of the Past Year

29th July 2015

To make the best use of the Research4Life resources, training is one of the key and most important activities that our partners and programmes are committed to offer to our users. During the year thousands of librarians and researchers make use of our training material around the globe.

Research4Life offers long-term support on the use of the HINARI, AGORAOARE and ARDI online platforms, Reference Management Tools and also training on how to write, read and publish research papers. Training workshops and courses are offered online via our Training Portal, Programme Portals and ITOCA Moodle Platform, but users can also attend National Training Workshops in different countries. Most of the Training workshops are hosted and funded by partner organizations and universities, and others are directly funded by Research4Life.

The following map presents an overview of the National Training Workshops conducted during the past year. This map is a comprehensive overview of the workshops notified to the Training Team, if you or your organization hosted a Research4Life workshop during the past year, and it is not on the map, please let us now by sending an email to: researchforlife@who.int

Are you joining a Research4Life workshop in the future? would you like to follow an online workshop? stay tuned for upcoming training!

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About the author

Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez

Natalia Rodriguez @rodrigueznats is the Communications Coordinator for Research4Life. She works with different organisations finding innovative ways to communicate science and development.

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JoMI Joins Research4Life to Bring High-Quality Surgical Teaching Videos to over 100 Countries

2nd July 2015

Boston, Massachusetts July 2nd, 2015 – The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI, www.jomi.com) announced a partnership with Research4Life that will make the journal’s video articles accessible in over 100 developing countries. Research4Life will provide access to the journal through HINARI, the Access to Research in Health Programme. This partnership will provide 5,700 eligible institutions with an educational resource critical for medical students, residents and attending physicians alike.

The Journal of Medical Insight seeks to mitigate the global discrepancy in patient outcomes between low-volume and high-volume hospitals and surgeons. On a population level, low-volume surgeons’ performance is inferior to that of high-volume surgeons. This trend may be exacerbated in developing countries where The World Health Organization and the Harvard School of Public Health discovered a “scarcity of surgical access in low-income settings.”* Specifically, countries that spend less than $100 per capita on healthcare annually account for 34.8% of the world’s population and only 3.5% of the world’s surgeries.

JoMI’s purpose is to increase surgeons’ intellectual and visual exposure to surgeries. The skills a high-volume surgeon gains from live surgeries are not merely fine-motor. They also gain an overall familiarity with the techniques required, possible complications and how to deal with various pathologies. JoMI provides a means for low-volume surgeons to develop these skills as a part of continuing medical education, in order to help bridge the outcomes gap. Each published article consists of a narrated video, animated visual aids, and a case write-up in order to provide physicians with a comprehensive educational experience.

HINARI’s dedication to improving public health services makes it a natural partner for the Journal of Medical Insight. Launched in 2002 by the World Health Organization, HINARI provides public health workers, researchers and policy-makers in developing countries access to high quality, relevant and timely health information. It is one of four such programs overseen by Research4Life, each of which focuses on research in a different scientific field crucial to the developing world.

“We are very excited to be working with HINARI,” said Nikita Bernstein, CEO of JoMI.  “We founded JoMI to improve clinical outcomes and HINARI presents a unique opportunity to deliver on our mission by facilitating access to the JoMI surgical training videos in the developing world.  We film surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, and other top hospitals, and are excited to extend our resource to those who would otherwise be unable to access it.”

Dr Mohamed Jalloh, Urologist and Surgeon at Hôpital General de Grand Yoff in Senegal expressed enthusiasm about the partnership.“I have been eagerly hoping for just such a journal to be produced,” he said. “My colleagues in Senegal and elsewhere in the HINARI countries will gain much from this opportunity, and look forward to recommending the filming of further procedures of particular relevance to our settings. This approach would be of particular interest in remote areas lacking medical specialists where access to these movies can sustain the competency based learning/practice.’’

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About JoMI
The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) is a surgical video journal dedicated to improving patient outcomes and medical education by publishing high quality surgical teaching videos. Based in Boston, JoMI films at the world’s highest caliber surgical institutions, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children. JoMI creates a virtual operating theater, allowing viewers to “scrub-in” and review procedures in a stress-free environment. The journal has released over 30 articles with a focus on orthopaedics and general surgery and is expanding to include all surgical specialities.

 

About Research4Life
Research4Life (www.research4Life.org) is a public-private partnership between over 200 international scientific publishers, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Cornell and Yale Universities and several technology partners. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to critical scientific research. Since 2002, the four programmes – Research in Health (HINARI), Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Research in the Environment (OARE) and Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) – have provided researchers at some 8,000 institutions in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to more than 50,000 leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, and applied sciences.

 

Media Contacts:

Natalia Rodriguez
Research4Life Communications Coordinator
communications@research4Life.org
Twitter: @R4LPartnership

Gabriela Mizrahi
JoMI Communications Coordinator
gabriela.mizrahi@jomi.com
Twitter: @JomiJournal
Facebook: Journal of Medical Insight – JoMI

 

*An Estimation of the Global Volume of Surgery: a modeling strategy based on available data. The Lancet.

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Research4Life’s HINARI Wins MLA’s 2015 Louise M. Darling Medal for Outstanding Health Science Collection

18th May 2015

HINARI Program Manager, Kimberly Parker receives the T. Mark Hodges International Service Award

 

Kimberly Parker (middle) receiving the award.

Kimberly Parker, HINARI program manager (middle) displaying the MLA’s 2015 Louise Darling Medal.

Austin, Texas May 18th 2015The Medical Library Association and Research4Life partnership announced today that the HINARI program has received the MLA’s 2015 Louise Darling Medal for Collection Development in the Health Sciences. Launched in 2002, the HINARI Access to Research in Health program is managed by the World Health Organization in partnership with Yale University Library and over 160 publishers. More than 5,600 public institutions in over 100 eligible countries have access to HINARI which provides access to 14, 000 journals and 33,000 e-books. HINARI is the first of four Research4Life programs which also include AGORA, OARE and ARDI which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to discipline specific peer-reviewed content online.

It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of the Medical Library Association joins us in offering our heartfelt congratulations on HINARI’s selection as the recipient of the 2015 Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences, one of MLA’s highest honors. We would like to applaud both HINARI as a program and its driver, Kimberly Parker for outstanding contributions to the field of health sciences librarianship,” said Linda Walton, AHIP President, Medical Library Association.

As one of the six founding HINARI publisher partners, Elsevier is proud to offer a quarter of the content in this critical program,” said Ylann Schemm, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Elsevier and chair of the Research4Life communications team. “Over the past decade, we have seen both HINARI and Research4Life grow exponentially—not only with the number of registered institutions and the content-but also the growth of research output and the use of evidence based medicine in many developing countries.

Kimberly Parker, HINARI Program Manager noted, “This honor is due to the hard work and contributions not just of the HINARI team and the colleagues at Yale who do so much behind the scenes, but also all the publisher partners who have contributed their content and their expertise to help grow the partnership.” Parker will be distinguished with the T. Mark Hodges Award for outstanding individual achievement in promoting, enabling, and delivering improvements in the quality of health information internationally through health information professionals, the improvement of libraries, or an increased use of health information services.

It is largely due to Ms Parker’s leadership that four UN agencies, two US libraries, nearly 200 publishers worldwide, and a group of technical players have successfully worked together in the informal partnership that makes up Research4Life to transform the working lives of tens of thousands of researchers, physicians, and policy makers in the developing world by bringing them access to critical scientific and medical research,” said Richard Gedye, Director of Outreach Programmes, The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers.

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Notes to Editors:

HINARI and Kimberly Parker, HINARI Program Manager will both be celebrated at the Medical Library Association’s Awards Luncheon at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas scheduled for Monday, May 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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About the Medical Library Association

Founded in 1898, the Medical Library Association (MLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational organization of 3,000 individual and institutional members in the health sciences information field that provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.

About Research4Life

Research4Life (www.research4Life.org) is a public-private partnership between over 200 international scientific publishers, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Cornell and Yale Universities in collaboration with the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, and technology partner, Microsoft.  Research4Life aims to help attain six of the UNs eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015, reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world.

Since 2001, the four programmes, Access to Research in Health (HINARI), Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) and Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI), have grown and developed  to the point where they now give researchers at more than 6,000 institutions in over 100 developing world countries and territories free or low cost online access to over 35,000 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases provided by the world’s leading science publishers.

Media Contact:

Natalia Rodriguez
Research4Life Communications Coordinator
communications@research4Life.org
Twitter: @R4LPartnership

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HINARI Impact survey 2014

19th November 2014

Hinari survey coverLaunched in January 2002, HINARI is the oldest programme of the Research4Life partnership.  This programme focuses on bringing peer-reviewed access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries. Today, after 12 years, 170 publisher partners and up to 400 publishers are offering more than 51,000 information resources through the programme, helping both academic researchers and practising physicians access the latest information in their fields.

Given the success of the programme, Research4Life approached Information Power with a brief to develop a survey in order to get an insight about HINARI’s impact, via the medium of an extensive online questionnaire of known and potential users of the service.

The survey was distributed by a number of HINARI publisher partners to their authors, personal subscribers to journals or table of contents alerts, and others. Individuals were qualified to receive the invitation to participate in the survey if they were resident in any of the 116 HINARI-eligible countries, areas, and territories in the developing world and were registered as having an interest in biomedical research or clinical practice.

The survey attracted a total of 1034 responses from researchers, lecturers, doctors, nurses and government officials from more than 50 countries, helping Research4Life understand how HINARI is being used. All the questions and results are condensed in a pdf file that you can download here.

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