2.6.a HINARI

HINARI Programme was set up by WHO together with major publishers, in order to enable developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.
More than 8,000 information resources (in 30 different languages) are now available to health institutions in 105 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.


Institutions in countries with at least one of the following criteria may be eligible for free access: inclusion in the Least Developed Country (LDC); Human Development Index (HDI) of less than 0.63; or GNI per capita at or below $1600.

Institutions in countries that do not match at least one of the above criteria and with either a GNI per capita less than $5000 or HDI at or below 0.67 may be eligible to pay a fee of $1000 per year.


Eligible categories of institutions are: national universities, research institutes, professional schools (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, dentistry), teaching hospitals, government offices and national medical libraries. All staff members and students are entitled to access to the journals.

Click on the image on the right, to see where to find the list of Institutions in your country already registered to HINARI.

The HINARI project began in January 2002 with around 1,500 journals from six major publishers: Blackwell Publishing, Elsevier, the Harcourt, Wolters Kluwer, Springer Science+Business Media, and John Wiley & Sons. HighWire Press also participates in HINARI.
On HINARI website, you can find basic HINARI skills courses, including:

Background, Registration & Login, Searching Strategies, HINARI and PubMed website features, MY NCBI and Training Materials.

Self-paced, 4-6 hours to complete, available as a distance learning course.


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e-mail: hinari@who.int