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The Manila Declaration: a significant step in the campaign to make health information available to all


HIFAThe Manila Declaration on the Availability and use of Health Research Information in and for Low-and Middle-Income Countries in the Asia Pacific Region was launched on 26 August 2015. It was agreed at the joint conference of APAME (Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors) and COHRED (Council on Health Research for Development) Global Forum on Research and Innovation in Health (Forum 2015)

The declaration agreement follows discussions on Access to Health Research on the HIFA forums over the past 5 weeks, sponsored by The Lancet, COHRED and APAME.  HIFA members’ ideas and observations have been very important in informing its drafting.

See more about HIFA’s role in promoting the availability of health research here.

It has been published concurrently by journals linked to APAME. It is also listed in the Index Medicus of the South East Asia Region (IMSEAR) and the Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM).

Click here to read the declaration in full.




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