The WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL) project was initiated in April 1996. The project is a collaborative effort between WHO, the Cochrane Library and the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) and collaborating institutions worldwide.
RHL is updated annually and published in English and Spanish. RHL contains systematic reviews of controlled trials on priority reproductive health topics, expert commentaries on the relevance of the findings for developing countries, and practical advice on the management of reproductive health problems. The systematic reviews come from the Cochrane Library (which is available on subscription from Update Software, Oxford, United Kingdom) and which contains systematic reviews on all areas of health care. Commentaries and practical advice are prepared by researchers from developing countries or by persons with extensive knowledge of the conditions and practice in such countries.
Currently, RHL No. 4 is available on CD-ROM from the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), and is free to scientists from developing countries.
The WHO Reproductive Health Library is available from: Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Fax: +41 22 791 41 71 and E-mail: email@example.com Price: US$ 50. -