Last week was very exciting for Research4Life as their HINARI program won the Medical Library Associations MLA’s 2015 Louise M. Darling Medal, and HINARI Program Manager, Kimberly Parker, received the T.Mark Hodges International Service Award! The honor is presented annually by the MLA to recognize distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences.
Launched in 2002, the HINARI Access to Research in Health program is managed by the World Health Organization in partnership with major publishers, SAGE included. More than 5,600 public institutions in over 100 eligible countries have access to HINARI which provides access to 14,000 journals and 33,000 e-books. This access benefits many thousands of health workers and researchers and, in turn, contributes to improved world health.
HINARI is the first of four Research4Life programs that also include AGORA, OARE and ARDI, all of which are key sources of scientific information in the areas of health, agriculture and the environment for developing countries, available for free or at a greatly reduced price. We are delighted that we are able to make available all SAGE journals through the Research4Life programs, find out more here.
We are so pleased that HINARI has been recognised in this way and it is a testament to the great work of the team, significantly increasing the number of registered institutions in developing nations that have access to health science research.
Since our founding 50 years ago, one of SAGE’s core commitments and beliefs has been to foster healthy minds and cultures through the continued access and availability of scholarship and research globally. In recent years we have sought and established partnerships with a growing number of important global initiatives to ensure that students, researchers and policy makers in the poorest nations have access to the latest leading peer-reviewed research in science, medicine and the social sciences. In 2014, over 4,000 institutions in developing world countries were provided with either free or deeply discounted access to SAGE journals through this scheme.