Feedback from users

2014

Sudan, November 2014

"I thank you on behalf of [our] administration on your continuing dedication in providing such great opportunities for learning resources to the communities especially in developing countries."

West Bank and Gaza Strip, November 2014

"I must also remind the HINARI team of what I repeatedly wrote before, which is that since HINARI gave us access to international journals, our international journal publication record went  up quite considerable, thanks to the ability to access journals which we could never afford before. And this not only means a contribution to science, it also means that it is giving us a voice. So, please relay this message once again to the HINARI team, a reminder of a precious project which addresses to some extent the gaps between north and south."

Ethiopia, October 2014

"We appreciate your contribution towards assisting our University to achieve its mission in teaching learning and Research activities. We really found Hinari very helpful to all users of our University members."

Bangladesh, October 2014

"We are thankful to HINARI Team for providing timely assistance and great support."

Zimbabwe, September 2014

"We would also like to express our gratitude to Hinari for this very informative program. The online resources; both books and journals that it provides are of great relevance to our users. Our library is also subscribed to your sister program; Agora and has also proved to be of great use to our clientele."

Myamar, September 2014

"We appreciate to Hinari Team for your effort to be accessible medical journals in teaching, learning and research."

Uzbekistan, September 2014

"We express sincere gratitude for opportunity to use medical information in your web site, it very much helps us with our daily work."

Fiji, September 2014

"At current position being a small university, we would not be able to procure such expensive resources if no support from HINARI. We always need your great support."

Peru, August 2014

"Muchas gracias por la comunicación y desde ya muchas gracias por todo el apoyo brindado en los últimos años a nuestros estudiantes y docentes."

Fiji, August 2014

"I want to thank you for the service you provide to the developing countries. We are delighted to have these resources avaialble at very low price for our institution."

Iraq, August 2014

"We are all indebt to this great opportunity. We hope we can thank you face to face for your great effort in making knowledge available to our country."

Madagascar, August 2014

"Je profite de l'occasion pour vous exprimer, personnellement, ma profonde gratitude d'avoir permis au....de bénéficier de ces bases de données numériques. Depuis une année, nous avons pu présenter et donner accès à ces dernières à des dizaines d'enseignants-chercheurs et d'étudiants de troisième cycle lors d'ateliers de présentation et de formation d'exploitation. Même si plus de 95% des sources sont en anglais, elles sont une mine extraordinaire d'information qui appuient les travaux de recherche et les préparation de cours des enseignants. sans vous nous n'aurions jamais pu avoir accès à ces revues scientifiques de rang A. Pour cela, nous vous remercions infiniment."

Mali, August 2014

"Nous vous remercions infiniment pour tout ce que vous faites pour nous, surtout  pour les pays en voie de développement en matière de recherche."

Rwanda, July 2014

"I am pleased to inform you that I found Hinari Super...Publishers retrieval, list of contents...thank you very much to help us. "

Kenya, July 2014

"You are a godsend. Thank you for bridging the gap of information. We in Kenya are forever grateful to you and R4Life."

Burkina Faso, May 2014

"HINARI is a useful tool for research, medical practice and teaching in resources limited setting. Personally, thanks to access to interesting papers, I publish rapidly articles in important journals. HINARI is the best initiative for research improving in developing countries. I AM GRATEFUL TO HINARI. LONG LIFE TO HINARI AND TO THE MEMBERS OF ITS TEAM."

Mozambique, May 2014

"HINARI is crucial in the development of health in developing countries. Our libraries have no access to medical journals and HINARI transform completely this reality making our life as researchers and teachers much easier. Only living in these countries one is able to understand the importance of HINARI."

Tanzania, United Republic of, May 2014

"I dont see how it would be possible to practice evidence based medicine in a developing country and conduct research with out the access to information we get from HINARI."

Nigeria, May 2014

“We are extremely delighted and will use this access to provide better and quality health care service.”

Bangladesh, May 2014

“TO ME HINARI IS A GOLD MINE AND AN ASSETS FOR THE RESEARCHERS OF BANGLADESH. I value and respect HINARI [...] . I believe HINARI is a LIFE GUARD of developing countries’ researchers.”

Zambia, May 2014

"Registration for HINARI is particularly needed as our college is now hosting the first pre-service training course in Biomedical Engineering (BMET Diploma) in Zambia. Many key texts available on HINARI will greatly benefit our students."

Peru, May 2014

"I want to thank you for developing this initiative; it is encouraging and very useful. I live in Peru and study in San Marcos; I don't know if any of my fellow students will get the opportunity to fill out the survey, but an important number of us use Hinari quite frequently."

Sudan, May 2014

"With HINARI no excuse to use old references."

Tanzania, United Republic of, May 2014

"HINARI is portrayed as a means for developing country institutions to have access to commercial publisher journals. However, in addition to commercial publishers, HINARI has a wide range of open access and local publishing partners such as MedKnow, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and Bioline International, with which two of the authors of this round table are affiliated."

Zambia, May 2014

"It is an excellent portal for improving research capacity for scientists based in low resource setting who would otherwise face challenges in accessing up to date research publications."

Nigeria, May 2014

"A landmark for LMIC. Please help sustain it."

Ghana, May 2014

"its a an extremely useful project that has allowed those of us in less endowed countries to have access to cutting edge research.unfortunately we have lost access to some of the 'big' journals in urology like BJU and the journal of urology."

Ethiopia, May 2014

"Researchers/teachers/practitioners in low-income countries still have problem accessing HINARI's contents that require subscription. Devising a mechanism for free access to all HINARI's contents may be of very great help for those from low-income countries."

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, April 2014

"HINARI is already a lot of effort to inform a wider audience, but it seems to me that a lot of public information from developing countries where French is spoken, are often not indexed."

Nepal, April 2014

"Very good piece of work and has increased the learning . Good start. Must increase its coverage beyond 2015 also. All the best !!!"

Malawi, April 2014

"There is all information one need but there is need for orientation on how to use the program effectively to avoid time wastage in searching information."

Peru, April 2014

"HINARI it is a very interesting tool, because it will help you to solve research/health problems. HINARI provides a huge amount of knowledge from around the world and researches, students, teachers, etc. can use this information in order to improve their quality of life. On the other hand, HINARI use PubMed, which I think it is an excellent database."

Uganda, April 2014

"It is an immense help for researchers in resource-limited settings. Unfortunately, many colleagues still do not know of the existence of the service."

Sudan, April 2014

"We hope to find pass word from HINARI to support our contribution in the scientific research in our country."

Viet Nam, April 2014

"Many thanks for caring and helping our doctor to looking medical information for past years. They are useful information to diagnosis and treatment."

Guatemala, April 2014

"I think this is an excelent source of information that provides substantial support to teachers, researchers and students in developing countries. I will like to have acces to other journals from natural products and pharmacology besides the ones already there. I will also like to have access to back issues of all the journals, since some times for proposal preparations it is need to review old issues."

Honduras, April 2014

"Please never end this program its very important for developing Countries like my Honduras."

Bangladesh, March 2014

"This initiative is a blessing for the researchers working in a resource limited country."

Mozambique, April 2014

"HINARI is absolutely essential to my work as a teacher and researcher in a developing country without other institutional acess to full journal articles. Without HINARI, my work would be of lower standard."

Nigeria, April 2014

"HINARI has made it possible for researchers in resource poor countries to be part of not generating high quality research but having access to research evidence which improves the quality of teaching as well overall health care of the populace All I can say is Thank you."

Nigeria, April 2014

"The HINARI has been extremely helpful for those of us working in developing countries like Nigeria. Though the number of journals which can be accessed has reduced over the years it's still very useful. Some journals on HIV AIDS which were previously free now require separate log in apart from the HINARI password, I wish they could be available again."

Peru, April 2014

"I think the effort you are making to help the less developed countries is important, but from my point of view, still far from satisfactory. Why I think this? Well, many times I have tried to access certain types of studies and it has been impossible to obtain through Hinari. For example there are very little material on ultrasound and obstetrics. And the few journals on these subjects are not well suited, in general. Excuse me, maybe I wrong..."

Ethiopia, March 2014

"Its a wonderful site for health medical education and research and it shall peruse providing the up to date medical journals. thank you all the Hinari team."

Ethiopia, March 2014

"HINARI and AGORA are the two sources which are complete and user-friendly to me and many colleagues of mine. In the absence if these sources, scientific research and manuscript preparation would be practically improbable to me and many others in Ethiopia."

Kenya, March 2014

"Thank you for making access to publications available to us. I personally value this. I am not where I was 5 years ago as a junior scientist and now on my way to being an independent scientist and training MPH students on research design and conduct. It has greatly improved the quality of my work and the ease with which I work. I cannot thank you enough. Thank you."

Nigeria, March 2014

"For us in developing countries, the value of HINARI cannot be overemphasized. It is impossible to conduct meaningful research without access to fulltext articles of previous research and only HINARI provides this for us in developing countries."

Tanzania, March 2014

"Members will now benefit at large and make a striking impacts towards change of health care delivery."

Sudan, March 2014

"Being the management of health research and governing structure, access to HINARI will avail for us valuable research articles for systematic reviews and meta-anaysis in health and public health issues for evidence based policies and interventions. Training in HINARI is important for our institutes through FMOH training and research conduct centres as the Health academics, CPD, and recently established Public Health Institutes and Health System Observatory."

Uganda, March 2014

"please kee up the good work. HINARI is so important in my country. As a Focal Person for HINARI i know how this facility is such a treasure to our library users and the other institutions that are connected to HINARI. it is a priceless resource."

Zambia, March 2014

"HINARI has opened up a whole different world of opportunities to accessing research evidence and enables me to accomplish my work effectively. In the quest to provide research evidence for policy HINARI is a great tool that is easy to access, easy to use and it has greatly enhanced my professional and personal development. I honestly cannot remember how I managed without in the past and cannot imagine life without it - its awesome!"

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, March 2014

Unfortunately in my country not to much is budgeted for journal subscriptions, so very few are working in a daily basis, so is difficult to get funds for papers, and institutions have other important priorities and expenses are dedicated to those needs.

Ethiopia, March 2014

The establishment of HINARI is a great contribution for developing countries (it is the get for developing countries to the scientific community). I wish if other publishers like Springer Link join HINARI."

Ghana, March 2014

"The HINARI learning resource is very helpful in advancing medical and scientific research in Ghana. Without it many young scientists including myself would not be able to complete our research work for masters and PhD degrees. Please keep it up and even help us by increasing the access list to include some of the journals that are not currently covered. Thanks!"

Ethiopia, February 2014

"HINARI is a great resource for research and training in underprivileged facilities and should be strengthened further. It is one of the tools against inequity post 2015."

Ethiopia, February 2014

"I am living in a developing world and I know that how difficult and impossible to get free access to scientific Journals Now with the help of HINARI we are able to share such valuable knowlege to our users who are doing research on various health related topics. And I want to use this opportunity to thank HINARI for its valuable support by wishing that it will continue doing so for the future."

Ghana, February 2014

"As a young optometry student in Ghana, I was introduced to HINARI by a lecturer in the Optometry Dept in KNUST, Ghana, Dr. David Ben Kumah. By this, I downloaded my first journal article in ophthalmic epidemiology. This great introduction and tutorials on how to use HINARI for research, created a passion for research which I will forever be grateful for. Instead of pursuing clinical work after my Doctor of Optometry degree, I competed for a phd scholarship from the European Research Council which was being offered thorough the Waterford Institute of Technology. I am a product of what HINARI access can do. I believe there are many more researchers that are benefiting greatly from this program. Please keep on expanding this program. Thank you."

Nigeria, February 2014

"The importance of HINARI is beginning to dwindle largely because several high quality journals have pulled out of the arrangement in recent years, leaving very few journals, or sometimes journals with limited impact among the academia."

Zambia, February 2014

"I only wish that hinari should continue and more young people in the developing world could have access to it. It is the way of affording equitable access to valuable information to most people in the developing countries who otherwise cannot afford to pay for the information. It also keep people in their home countries instead of attending expensive conferences."

Malawi, February 2014

"To be able to better provide management oversight and advise the leadership of the Ministry of Health, staff will be conducting systematic reviews of research works and developing policy briefs to inform policy decisions. Access to HINARI resource will go a long way in supporting this objective."

Cambodia, February 2014

"We believe Hinari will be an invaluable resource and look forward to the many benefits access will provide. We are very excited about the educational value and impact on patient care that access to HINARI will bring."

Nicaragua, February 2014

"HINARI es una fuente de información muy utilizada por nuestros usuarios por la información y estudios que ahí se publican los que le son de mucha utilidad para nuestros médicos de los hospitales y de los investigadores."

Cabo Verde, February 2014

"Este site vai ser muito bom para os cursos de enfermagem e outras áreas relacionadas."

Iraq, February 2014

"On behalf of the hospital staff I would thank you for your cooperation and making it a free access again."

Albania, February 2014

"HINARI is crucial tool to help low resource countries like Albania to conduct research and to maintain an acceptable professional level"

Cameroon, February 2014

"C'est un immense honneur pour nous de pouvoir enfin offrir à nos étudiants et chercheurs l'accès à cette inestimable base de données. Nous en verrons un usage judicieux, tant pour les aspects scientifique que pour le respect ethique."

Burkina Faso, February 2014

"The establishment of HINARI is a great contribution for developing countries (it is the get for developing countries to the scientific community). I wish if other publishers like Springer Link join HINARI"

Nigeria, February 2014

"HINARI is an indispensable tool for researchers in developing countries especially Nigeria. quality of works done had been greatly influenced by access to current articles. it is therefore very saddening to note that some journals especially from Science Direct and Springer Link are now off limit for us. i plead with the global research community to please ensure the continuity of this great project."

Nigeria, February 2014

"The HINARI system has made it possible for University researchers and teachers as well as all other health professionals from developing countries to access articles which our poorly equipped libraries could never ever have been financially capable of providing for all of us. A well deserved BRAVO to all those who contributed to the establishment of this program."

Peru, February 2014

"There should be different ways to access HINARI, in Peru we are losing most of the free content because the country is "better" economically but the differences among the country are huge and probably no university or large institution can buy several databases, maybe HINARI can associate with the editorials and offer better prices to some institutions"

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, February 2014

"With the rising cost of academic literature being controlled by a few large corporations and spiralling at its current rate, I predict that in the near future developed as well as developing nations will need to depend on the resources of Research4Life/HINARI and other Open Access providers."

Nepal, January 2014

"Your site access has helped us update our knowledge and better manage the patients and in the residents' teaching."

Bangladesh, January 2014

"It is a tremendous resource for my work and my undergraduate students appreciate it as well for their research. I use HINARI mainly for teaching, training researchers, building a new university in a developing country."

Ethiopia, January 2014

"It has of paramount importance for researchers and teachers in developing countries where references and researches are hardly readily available and quite disorganized."

Gambia, January 2014

"It is crucial to the capacity building of our African studnets and colleagues. It is an amazing resource and everyone appreciates it. It would be extremely difficult to achieve the same access through places who do not have funds for subscriptions to the appropriate journals. It is a wealth of knowledge and essential for the future of our work. Thank you."

Kenya, January 2014

"As a gynaecologist working in a developing nation where accessibility to quality journals can be extremely hard, HINARI has been of immense help to me and my colleagues."

Nigeria, January 2014

"I am based in a developing country where sources of adequate materials for research and teaching are very rare and hard to find. Access to HINARI resources has changed greatly. It is a very useful and important for those in similar situations and settings."

Ethiopia, January 2014

"There is no question about it, I as a researcher and mentor I and my students benefited from HINARI. But I have one comment for you to consider. Previously if you want to get access to literature all you need is have very good search terms and use them in the search boxes. So you will get those articles with your search term. Now that has changed a lot. If I need an article on something I should no the journal where the article is published; of course except for PubMed. this is a big challenge. You do not always know the Journal name. in fact most of the time you don't know the journal name but you get access to it just using the search name. For me and my students this is a big challenge. So now what I do is a go to google do search there and when I get abstract then I will go to HINARI and look for the Journal and the article again. But the problem you do not always get what you should get in HNARI from google. I do not know if you consider suggestion. it will be fare if you can go back to the previous approach where you get results of your search from different journals at the same time in one click."

Guatemala, January 2014

"Because I live in a third world country, without HINARI is impossible to obtain scientific literature and recent publications, information used in our Public health system and in our investigations."

Nigeria, January 2014

"There is need to create more awareness on availability of HINARI. The access to Journals through HINARI has help greatly in both knowledge and practise, without the access to Journal through HINARI it would have been very difficult to access these informations due to the peculiar problems of working in a developing country."

Zambia, January 2014

"Fantastic programme which must continue and be broadened. Many times it's the only source of literature for many students in poor countries."

Sri Lanka, January 2014

"HINARI has changed the way we do research here. having access to information and publications is the foundation of the research that i do. as an instituition, we have access to one other database but the scope is very limited and handling HINARI is much easier and quicker. PLEASE PLEASE continue this programme. we would be lost without it. i've written to several editors of journals that are not available on HINARI to please consider granting access through it. I believe that the purpose of research is dispersal of information, not just to those who can afford it, but primarily to those who need it. what is the point of research that the cannot be accessed by those who can use the information? that kind of research is just for prestige and publication numbers, it has no actual value in terms of use."

Malawi, January 2014

"Yes, HINARI provides a good peer reviewed information to researchers in the developing world. Without this initiative it could have been very difficult to fill the gap of Digital Divide"

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