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    Research4Life seeks to help achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals by providing the developing world with access to critical scientific research and reducing the knowledge gap between industrialized countries and developing countries. Both Springer and Nature were founding members of this initiative when the first program HINARI was launched in 2002. 

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