Table 1

Study sites, participants, and HINARI uptake1

Category

Country

Study site

Registered Post Grad. doctors2

Number approached for survey

Number completed survey

Internet facilities available

HINARI log ins per month

HINARI pdf downloads per month


National postgraduate institutions

Cameroon

Faculty of Medicine University of Yaoundé 1

146

892

60

Library

<1

<1

Nigeria

College of Medicine, University of Lagos

206

156

1083

Library

100

219

Tanzania

Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences

48

48

46

Library; postgraduate computer lab

91

189

Uganda

Mulago National Referral & Teaching Hospital

130

1104

91

Library; postgraduate & faculty computer rooms

350

607

Externally funded research institution

The Gambia

Medical Research Council Laboratories

705

60

28

All office computers connected

221

562


Total

333


1 Average number of log ins and downloads from May to December 2005 (data provided by WHO); 2 57 out of the country in training; 3 48 of the selected postgraduate students were out of the campus for professional examinations;4 20 away from the hospital; 5 target population was research scientists

Smith et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:72   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-72

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