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  • Three new Cochrane Research Centres were recently launched in Nigeria, Kenya and Cameroon.  Cochrane is an international network and works across 220 countries, aiming to provide the best possible research summaries to help guide health policy and practice. These new centres represent endorsement of leadership and excellence in the region,...
    November 29 2021
  • The MuSE team is inviting you to answer some questions related to how you think Principal Investigators and members of the research team should be engaged in the process of developing health-related guidelines. Health-related guidelines include clinical practice guidelines and public health guidelines. This survey will show you each of the 18...
    October 13 2021
  • Cochrane South Africa invites you to a webinar that aims to unpack evidence synthesis within the healthcare decision making ecosystem and provide an overview of the different types of systematic reviews.This webinar is aimed to those new to the evidence synthesis playing field and new to systematic reviews. This webinar is ideal for students,...
    October 8 2021
  • The Centre for Evidence Based Health Care at Stellenbosch University is hosting a Primer in Systematic Reviews online short course from 1 November - 20 December 2021. For more information please click here or email Liesel Floor.
    October 8 2021
  • Cochrane Convenes is an online event hosted by Cochrane and co-sponsored with the World Health Organization and the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (COVID-END). For more information and to register click here
    October 8 2021
  • Ivermectin is a medicine used to treat parasites such as intestinal parasites in animals and scabies in humans. It is cheap and is widely used in regions of the world where parasitic infestations are common. It has few unwanted effects. Tests in the laboratory show ivermectin can slow the reproduction of the COVID‐19 (SARS‐CoV‐2) virus but...
    October 8 2021
  • 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


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