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30 Aug 2019

World Health Organization and TDR Join cOAlition S

On 29 August 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that it will join the coalition of research funders and charitable foundations who implement Plan S. This commitment will ensure that all WHO-supported health research will be free to be read online on the day it is published.

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support, and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty will also join cOAlition S alongside WHO. TDR is hosted at WHO, and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, and WHO.

WHO has a long history of making health information and evidence widely accessible. One of the first milestones on their journey was the Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme, which was set up by WHO in 2002 and today provides access to 15,000 medical journals for health workers and researchers in 120 countries.

More details can be found here.

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