Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Time Sessions
09h30 - 10h30
  • ECOVID-19 RecMap Knowledge Mobilization: Moving knowledge into action (Natasha Gloeck, South African Medical Research Council)

  • South Africa newborn and child health national and provincial clinical practice guideline (CPG): A landscape analysis (Mashudu Mthethwa, South African Medical Research Council)

  • COVID-19 vaccine coverage in South Africa: COVID-19 vaccine coverage, trends and patterns in South Africa: Do they vary across subsets of the population? (Edith Phalane, University of Johannesburg)

  • Rapid reviews for rapid decision-making: South African COVID-19 therapeutics national and global collaboration (Sumayyah Ebrahim, South African Medical Research Council)

  • Analysing and translating evidence into practice: Baricitinib for the treatment of COVID-19 (Andy Parrish, Walter Sisulu University and Frere and Cecilia Makiwane)
10h30 - 11h00 Break
11h00 - 12h00

Short oral session 2: Producing high quality evidence

  • Perceptions of human movement researchers and clinicians on the barriers and facilitators to health research data sharing in Africa (Oluchukwu Loveth Obiora, University of Witwatersrand)

  • Harnessing big heterogenous data to evaluate the potential impact of HIV responses among key populations in generalised epidemic settings in sub-Saharan Africa (Refilwe Phaswana-Mafuya, South African Medical Research Council/ University of Johannesburg Africa Centre for Epidemics Research)

  • A model to facilitate research uptake in health care practice and policy development for low-resource countries (Jerry Sigudla, Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Health)

  • Prospective registration of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in Africa (Lindi Mathebula, South African Medical Research Council)

12h00 - 13h00 Lunch
13h00 - 14h00

Poster session 1: COVID-19/Infectious diseases

14h00 - 16h00

Welcome by Charles Shey Wiysonge, Senior Director of Cochrane South Africa

Chairs: Tamara Kredo and Solange Durao

Sara Cooper
Dr Cooper is Senior Scientist in Cochrane South Africa at the South African Medical Research Council and Honorary researcher in the Division of Social & Behavioural Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Cape Town.

Title: Vaccine information/misinformation and hesitancy - what can we learn from the evidence


Natasha Koch
Dr Anastasia Koch co-founded Eh!woza together with conceptual artist Ed Young in 2013. The organisation operates at the intersection of public engagement, youth advocacy, science communication and skills development to merge the biology of infectious disease with its social impact.

Title: Sharing information in innovative ways during COVID-19 pandemic - strategies to reach the community


Lesley Bamford
Dr Bamford is a paediatrician who also holds post-graduate degrees in the social sciences and public health.  She has worked in the Child, Youth and School Health Chief Directorate in the National Department of Health since 2006

Title:  COVID-19 vaccine implementation in South Africa - lessons learned


Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson is the Advocacy and Partnerships Manager at Cochrane, where she oversees the organisation’s external strategic partnerships and campaigns on topics including research integrity and transparency and promoting the use of evidence. She is a member of the Steering Committee for World Evidence Based Healthcare Day and was an invited participant at the WHO global conference on science communication during health emergencies in 2021. Emma has a professional background in advocacy and communications for NGOs which work on issues related to health and the environment and is currently completing an MSc in Global Health Policy.

Title:  Advocacy efforts to address the Covid-19 infodemic and beyond: a Cochrane perspective

16h00 Closing
Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Time Sessions
10h00 - 12h00
12h00 - 13h00 Lunch
13h00 - 14h00

Poster session 2: Non communicable diseases/Other

14h00 - 16h00