The Health InterNetwork Access Initiative (HINARI), is using information technology to narrow the information gap in health science.” Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, in his address to the Pan American Health Organization,Washington DC, 2 December 2002. “As a direct consequence of this arrangement, many thousands of doctors, researchers and health policy-makers among others will be able to use the best-available scientific evidence to an unprecedented degree to help them improve the health of their populations. It is perhaps the biggest step ever taken towards reducing the health information gap between rich and poor countries.” Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the World Health Organization, London, 9 July 2001.

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