HINARI General Information

What is HINARI?

HINARI Programme for Access to Health Research is a programme developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners to improve access to scientific information for health sector institutions in low- and middle-income countries by providing high quality, timely, relevant biomedical and social science journals for free or nominal prices.

Who administers HINARI ?

HINARI is coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of its many public and private partners.

When was HINARI started?

Group A of HINARI was launched in 2002. Group B was launched in 2003.

How long will HINARI continue?

The publishers are committed to working with HINARI in its current format at least until 2020. At that time, the system will be reviewed and adapted as needed.

What does Group A and Group B mean?

The groups are two groups of countries, areas or territories may register for access to the publications through the Core Offer of HINARI. The country lists are based on four factors: total GNI (World Bank figures), GNI per capita (World Bank figures), United Nations Least Developed Country (LDCs), list and Human Development Index (HDI). Institutions in countries, areas or territories matching the Group A criteria may be eligible for free access. Institutions in countries, areas, or territories matching the Group B criteria may be eligible to pay a fee of US$ 1000 per year.

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