Open access (48) Manila Declaration (2)

11 August, 2019

Dear Joey,

Thank you for reminding HIFA members of the Manila Declaration on the Availability and Use of Health Research Information in and for Low- and Middle-Income Countries in the Asia Pacific Region.

As you say, the Declaration drew on HIFA discussions on Open Access from 20 July to 24 August 2015 "Meeting the information needs of researchers and users of health research in low- and middle-income countries" available from

I would be grateful if you can share your reflections on progress since then. Is there anything that we on HIFA can do to help accelerate progress over the coming months and years?

I would also be interested to hear from HIFA members in other regions. What is the position of regional medical library associations such as AHILA (Africa) and/or professional medical journal associations?

Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, HIFA Project on Access to Health Research

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