Where disease burden and health-system challenges are greatest, the need for evidence to support decision making and resource use is most critical. However, the capacity to conduct reviews is limited, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
Since 2007, African collaborators have worked to improve the production of high-quality, Africa-relevant reviews and to support their use in policy and practice through stakeholder engagement and capacity building.
Reviews from Africa have informed several national and international guidelines, particularly in the areas of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
Cochrane Africa’s work builds on this track record and aims to enhance and expand these activities.
For more information on our overarching aims please click here.
What do we do?
• Conduct relevant reviews based on priority setting, identification of research gaps and regional stakeholder needs.
• Build capacity by providing learning and mentoring opportunities for conducting and using relevant reviews.
• Advocate for dissemination, translation and use of evidence.
• Build partnerships to promote evidence-informed healthcare in collaboration with African leadership.
• Create opportunities to grow the network.