For an annual fee of US$1,000 per country, researchers and medical practitioners will be able to gain access to more than 2,000 publications at heavily reduced prices.
The Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) — which has been developed by the World Health Organisation — already provides free access to 69 low-income countries (which have a gross national product per capita of less than US$1,000). Countries with a GNP/capita of US$1,000 to US$3,000 will now qualify for the reduced rates.
"In HINARI lies the seed of a knowledge revolution," says Gro Harlem Brundtland, WHO director-general. "The information made available through HINARI will help developing countries in improving skills, developing research, and by extension, to save lives."
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