About Us

The WPRO Library will be closed for external researchers during the First Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific from 12 to 14 November 2014. Thank you.

The Western Pacific Regional Office Library is the leading library for health information in the Western Pacific Region. Its services are available to WHO staff and the public.

The Library provides access to health knowledge from the WHO and other scientific sources. It does this by collecting, organizing and disseminating medical and health-related information.

Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS)

The WPRO Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS) is the multilingual digital library of WHO regional information products in full text produced since 1951.

The aim is to give online access to WHO information products such as publications, governing bodies' documents and scientific and technical reports.

Its content is freely accessible and searchable in the three official languages (Chinese, English and French) of the Region.

This repository contributes to WHO IRIS.

Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM)

The Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM) is an online index of medical and health journals published in the member countries of the WHO Western Pacific Region. It is part of the WHO's Global Health Library (GHL) initiative. The journals are evaluated and approved by the country National Journal Selection Committee (NUSC) for indexing in the database.

WPRIM aims to assist in improving the level of scientific journal publishing and ensuring global accessibility of medical and health research done in the member countries of the WHO Western Pacific Region.

HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme

HINARI is the world's largest collection of online biomedical and health literature.

This public-private partnership provides free access to more than 50 000 online information resources (journals in 30 different languages, e-books) to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

Highlights about our initiatives

16 October 2014 - The WPRO Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS) has been officially launched during the sixty-fifth session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific. The repository is the multilingual digital library of regional information products and Regional Committees related documents produced since 1951. They are now freely accessible in full text.


Contact Us

The Library
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
United Nations Ave. cor. Taft Ave.
1000 Manila, Philippines

E-mail: Library@wpro.who.int
Telephone: (63-2) 528-8001
Fax: (63-2) 521-1036