HINARI 10 Years Old
14 July 2011 - In London on 9 July 2001, six major biomedical publishers along with the World Health Organization announced the launch of the HINARI programme for Access to Research in Health and signed the Publishers Statement of Intent. WHO Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan extended a message of congratulations to the HINARI partners gathered again in London on 14 July 2011 to celebrate 10 years of progress.
After the official signatures were put on paper in July 2001, HINARI was opened for access by low income country research institutions in January 2002, with some 1500 journals from 6 major biomedical publishers: Blackwell, Elsevier Science, the Harcourt Worldwide STM Group, Wolters Kluwer International Health & Science, Springer Verlag and John Wiley. Since that time, the numbers of participating publishers and of journals and other full-text resources has grown continuously. Today more than 160 publisher partners are offering more than 8,000 information resources in HINARI and many others are joining the programme.
The HINARI Programme now enables 105 low and middle income countries, areas and territories to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature, benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.