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  • Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions (intervention reviews) and Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy reviews (DTA reviews) are two types of systematic review.They share the following characteristics:They aim to answer a specific healthcare question to help people make decisions based on up-to-date evidence from research. They look for...
    September 8 2021
  • Welcome to the second issue of the Cochrane Africa newsletter. In this issue we bring exciting updates from the region. Click here to find out more.
    April 29 2021
  • What is this survey about?This survey is the second stage of the Priority III project. This project will identify the current most important research questions on how we bring together and summarise information from lots of different research studies, using an approach called a 'rapid review’.Who should take part?We invite patients, members of the...
    April 9 2021
  • Each year, more than five million children die before the age of five, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa or Central and Southern Asia. Many of these children suffer from infectious diseases including pneumonia and diarrhoea; and from malaria and malnutrition; and many children have more than one of these illnesses at the same time.
    April 1 2021
  • Cochrane South Africa (SA) invites researchers and health professionals interested in conducting systematic reviews to apply for a 1-week 30-hour Online Protocol Development course that will take place from 31 May to 4 June 2021. The course content consists of eight self-directed learning modules of between 45-120 minutes...
    April 1 2021
  • Every year, about 500,000 newborn babies die as a result of infection caused by bacteria. Most of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.  Hand hygiene is an inexpensive and a cost?effective method of preventing infection in newborns. The authors included five studies that involved nurses working in intensive care units...
    February 12 2021
  • The Cochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world's leading experts in evidence-informed health care.
    September 4 2020
  • The Cochrane Priority Reviews List is a living record of Cochrane's attempt to identify reviews that are of greatest importance to their stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. The list is updated in real time as reviews are published and new titles added.Please note that only some of the titles are open...
    August 21 2020
  • The authors looked at the effect of community-level interventions to improve access to nutritious food in low- and middle income countries on people. households and communities.
    August 21 2020
  • Cochrane Africa bursariesCochrane Africa is offering four bursaries to applicants from sub-Saharan Africa to attend the Stellenbosch University Primer in Systematic Review online short course. The course takes place from 1 September - 17 November 2020. To be eligible for this bursary applicants must be based in a sub-Saharan Africa country...
    August 14 2020

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