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Access to Health Information - Developing Countries

This guide provides information on open access and foundation supported medical information sources available to healthcare professionals, researchers, and others in developing countries

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Classes and Workshops: at HMS/HSPH

Countway Library offers classes on "Health Information: Access for Developing Countries" on a regular basis.

The class provides an overview of the HINARI program from WHO. HINARI offers access to biomedical and health information. Clinical and educational institutions in developing and emerging countries are eligible to participate. We will also discuss other open access sources. If you are conducting research, volunteering, or returning to live in a developing or emerging country, you can help others become aware of and use these resources so they can find information and improve health.

These brown bag sessions are held from 12:30- 1:30 and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. You can find a list of the current offerings at

The slides and handout from this class can be downloaded (below) from this subject guide.

Handouts, Slides, etc. to download

Use the links below to download the slides from the Countway Class on Health Information for Developing Countries. You can also download a WHO handout on HINARI describing which countries are eligible and how to access this program.

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