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A librarian in Myanmar is modernizing the way of delivering literature to students, a physiotherapist in Ethiopia is finding better ways to treat his patients and a researcher in Zimbabwe is tackling the burden of diabetes. These are just some of the many stories we hear from Research4Life user. Read more below on this page, and discover other stories from the community:

Research4Life case studies provide insights into how access to research benefits the health, economic and social developments.

Stories of change: a series of videos and photo stories showcasing the impact of access to information in the developing world.

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New nonprofit launched to support Research4Life

Friends of Research4Life, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in the United States, was launched to support the critical mission of Research4Life to enable full participation in the global information environment. Organizations and individuals can now make contributions that directly benefit Research4Life programs.

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
Designing a one-stop medical library
Tech-savvy Honduran medical librarian creates a one-stop virtual medical library, resolving security issues blocking access.
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
Hinari