Profile on Knowledge Management and Access to Health Information in the Americas

Country Profiles

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines


The country profiles in the field of Knowledge Management and Access to Health Information offer technical information about policies, programs, and official documents. These profiles provide statistics and metrics of scientific production in the main bibliographic databases, training and workshops carried out in a given period. They also provide information on how countries handle the exchange, use, production and management of health information and knowledge, including national institutional networks and the presence of the country in social networks. The data included in these profiles is from a permanent survey of the technical cooperation between the Pan American Health Organization and its Member States in the Region of the Americas.

Country/Territory Profiles on Knowledge Management and Information Access will be updated biannually
Last update: February 2022

Regional and Global - Mandates and Documents references

Strategic Plan of the Pan American Health Organization 2020-2025: OCM 21 - Data, information, knowledge, and evidence.

Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas 2018-2030: A Call to Action for Health and Well-Being in the Region (SHAA2030) 

National Strategies, Policies, Programs and Other Normative Documents

Scientific Production

SCImago Journal & Country Rank
MedCarib Database

Country/Territory contributes to this sub regional database

LILACS Database

Journals indexed: N/A

In perspective: LILACS Metrics

Contributions to LILACS (2021)

Contributions to LILACS (1985-2021)

Access to Scientific Literature in Health

Research4Life – Hinari Program

Group B (low-cost access)

Cochrane Library

Free access through HINARI Program

National Platform(s) / Consortium(s)


Information and Knowledge Networks

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers: N/A

Collaborating Centers of PAHO/WHO in Knowledge Management: N/A

Health Library Networks


HIFA (Healthcare Information for All Forum)

HIFA-English – 11,644 members representing 183 countries and territories

HIFA-Español– 538 members representing 33 countries and territories

HIFA-Português – 2,207 members representing 35 countries and territories

HIFA-Français – 450 members representing 33 countries and territories

In perspective: Research4Life Program

Total of registered institutions in the Americas (Jan. 2021)

Institutions registered in the country

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Development Index (IDI)

Based on the International Telecommunication Unit (ITU) 2017 Report

Global Rank 2017

82nd position

Americas Rank 2017

15th position


Percentage of households with computer


Percentage of households with Internet access