The Baltic Sea Region Cooperation is a project administered and run by the Nordic Association for Medical and Health Information.
The first steps towards a partnership programme between the Nordic and the Baltic health libraries were initiated in 1994.
Within the framework of the Nordic Association of Medical and Health Information, NAMHI, each national medical association started its own partnership with a Baltic country from 1994.
The Baltic countries were invited to join NAMHI in 2000, and the Baltic Association for Medical Libraries was established in 2002. From 2004 NAMHI became the Nordic Baltic Association for Medical and Health Information.
In 2001 the library of the Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies (MAPS), St Petersburg, Russia, was included in this partnership through the cooperation between the Norwegian Library Association Section for Medicine and Health (SMH) and the Task Force on Communicable Disease Control in the Baltic Sea Region.