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
10 April 2014 - Dr Young-soo Shin, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, participated in the opening ceremony of the WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Health Information and Library Services at Seoul National University in Seoul, Republic of Korea.