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Asia-Pacific resources: Overview

The Asia-Pacific resources guide promotes key anaesthesia and pain medicine books and journals available online to local doctors in areas supported by the ANZCA Global Development committee such as Papua New Guinea and Fiji. These resources are primarily curated from Research4Life's Hinari collection, which provides free access via log-in to thousands of medical journals and books to registeredinstitutions. Information about registering, or seeing if your institution has access to Hinari can be found here.

Please note: There is no access to ANZCA-subscribed library resources via this guide.

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Spotlight: Research4Life - Hinari collection

Research4Lifeprovides institutions in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) with online access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content. Working in partnership with major international development organisations, research institutions and scholarly publishers, Research4Lifeaims to improve teaching, research and policymaking in health, agriculture, the environment and other life, physical and social sciences.

TheHinariResearch for Life collection provides access tojournals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.Managed by the World Health Organization,Hinari provides online access to thousands ofjournals, e-books and other information resources.

To access Hinari, institutions must be registered with Research4Life.

Research HelpFind out if your country is eligible

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Spotlight: NZ Anaesthetist details what it's like working during Fiji's Covid crisis

NZ-based ANZCA fellow, Dr Tony Diprose, is helping out with non life-threatening surgeries in Fiji has nothing but praise for Fijian colleagues working amid the country's Covid-19 crisis.

First Broadcast: 4 August 2021
Duration: 7 mins 13 secs approx.

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The Global Development committee is "committed to improving education and training capacity in anaesthesia and pain medicine in response to the needs expressed by low and middle income countries (LMIC)".

Fellows of the college develop and contribute to variety of anaesthesia and pain medicine programs across the Pacific, Asia and Africa. In response to a number of frequently asked questions the Global Development Committee has prepared information for fellows and trainees interested in working and teaching overseas.

For further information please visit the Global Health page on the ANZCA website, which includes resources and initiatives like:

Local Hinari contacts

Interested in Hinari training, access or have a question? Contact your local WHO representative:


WHO Papua New Guinea website

Dr Sevil

Alternatively, University of Papua New Guinea Library may be able to provide access to doctors in PNG.


WHO Fiji website

Contact: Dr Mark Jacobs

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