HINARI - Research for Health

HINARI Access to Research in Health programme provides free or very low-cost online access to up to 46 000 information sources in biomedical and related social sciences to local, non-profit institutions in developing countries. HINARI was launched in 2002 and is one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Currently, there are more than 5 700 institutions in more than 100 eligible countries, areas and territories registered for HINARI.

HINARI works collaboratively with 160 scientific/technical and medical partner publishers within the context of the Research4Life partnership that includes other online information delivery programmes: AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) led by the FAO, OARE (Access to Research in the Environment) led by UNEP, and ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation) led by WIPO.


HINARI aims to strengthen public health services by providing public health workers, researchers and policymakers access to high-quality, relevant and timely health information, via the Internet.

HINARI content:

The information resources cover the subjects of basic science,

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Environmental sciences
  • Ethics
  • Oncology
  • Parasitology
  • Pediatrics
  • Social sciences
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Tropical mediciney
  • Zoology
  • General medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Immunology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing/allied health
  • Nutrition
  • OB/GYN

Who can access HINARI:

  • National universities (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry)
  • Higher Education Institutes
  • Research institutes
  • Teaching hospitals
  • Medical libraries
  • Locally based non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

To use HINARI, User Institutions must be registered and users can obtain the institutional User Name and Password.

Features and facilities of HINARI:

  • Search for articles by subject, Keywords, language of publication or title
  • Download full-text articles for saving, printing or reading on screen
  • Link between article references
  • Many articles published online before print
  • Stay informed with tables of contents and email alerts
  • Link to and from databases, including PubMed (Medline)

How to request information

We invite you to explore this facility we provide, and to take advantage of this valuable service that we offer.

Facilities are available to access the HINARI database at National Science Library and Resource Centre, National Science Foundation from Monday to Friday (8.30 am – 4.00 pm). Searching and downloading of information is free for research and educational purposes while a nominal fee will be charged for printouts.

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