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How Hinari is playing a key role for safer childbirth in Zimbabwe
A realization that childbirth in Zimbabwe needed to become far safer inspired Gudrun Witt to start an organization that is working towards exactly that – and Research4Life’s HINARI programme is playing a key role. When Gudrun Witt returned to Zimbabwe
Agricultural research on Nematods made possible thanks to AGORA
The first thing agricultural researcher Edward Oyekanmi did when he began his job at a new university was to ensure that the staff and students had access to Research4Life’s AGORA programme. As a PhD student at the University of Ibadan,
Improving the lives of HIV-infected orphans in Zambia
In 2003, a woman with AIDS, seven months pregnant and living in a bus terminal in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, was found by nuns and brought to a shelter. After delivering the baby, physician Tim Meade and a team
Leading the way with Hinari
Changing behaviours in learning, research, teaching and patient care transforms output and treatment. When the World Health Organization held its first HINARI training programmes in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, in 2002, librarian Grace Ada Ajuwon was there. “I was among
Embracing Research4Life
Mastering e-resources, Fredrick Otike promotes Research4Life as an expert information specialist. As a young student growing up in a remote village in southwest Kenya, Fredrick’s secondary school lacked electricity and running water, not to mention a library and science laboratory.
Pioneering at Makerere
Research output at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences has helped raise the University’s overall ranking to 9th in Africa. Dr. Alison Kinengyere facilitating a workshop on finding and using health information. Library Information Science was a new course
Boosting a Young Democracy
Maldives National University’s new Postgraduate Research Centre will use Research4Life to build capacity and help educate the young democracy’s future scientists and policy makers. Shaba Shabana giving a training on HINARI at the Maldives National University. The Maldives National University
From entomologist to agricultural librarian
Becoming a master trainer equipped Onan Mulumba, agricultural librarian at Makarere University to fuel evidence-based agricultural research and innovation in Uganda.
A librarian by passion and profession
Cynthia Kimani embeds Research4Life training and usage across the ten campuses of the Kenyan Medical Research Institute, ramping up research output and proving the library is a digital backbone of research. A decade ago, when Cynthia Kimani began work at
‘Making a Difference’: Where Are They Now? – Dr. Tewodros Tilahun
Transforming Patient Care in the Developing World How access to online medical research is shaping the future of CURE Ethiopia Children’s Hospital In 2011, we heard the inspirational stories of some of the individuals who rely on the Research4Life programmes everyday
Researchers and Farmers in Burkina Faso Benefit from Research4Life’s AGORA Programme
As one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso regularly suffers from drought, poor soil, lack of adequate communications and other infrastructure, a low literacy rate, and a stagnant economy. With 80% of the population relying on the
Sumawa Project in Kenya’s Rift Valley OARE case study
Aided by access to research, through the Research4Life initiative, the SUMAWA project is having an impressive impact on the local community, endangered tribes and wildlife in the area.  The Ogiek tribe in Kenya is endangered: the forest, their natural environment,
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