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  • The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has bestowed its most prestigious award on Prof Jimmy Volmink, the founding Director of the south African Cochrane Centre and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, for his “exceptional lifelong contribution to medical research and public...
    April 1 2021
  • Medical circumcisions are among the most common surgical procedures performed in males. The usual indications are phimosis (inability to completely retract the foreskin and expose the glans due to a congenital or acquired constriction of the prepuce), paraphimosis (when the foreskin is not pulled back over the glans after retraction resulting in a...
    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 each...
    April 1 2021
  • Authors based in India, South Africa and the United Kingdom undertook this systematic review of studies that used chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for treating or preventing COVID-19. They searched for studies that examined giving chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to people with COVID-19; people at risk of being exposed to the virus; and people...
    February 12 2021
  • Congratulations to Tamara Kredo, Senior Specialist Scientist at Cochrane South Africa who was awarded a B2 rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF). A B2 rating is awarded to those who are recognised as internationally acclaimed researchers. Read about the NRF ratings.
    February 12 2021
  • We, at Cochrane South Africa, are extremely proud and congratulate Prof Jimmy Volmink, the founding Director of the South African Cochrane Centre who was awarded an honorary doctorate from Ku Leuven University for his devotion to evidence-based medicine. To learn more about why he is called the 'father of evidence-based medicine in Africa' and his...
    February 11 2021
  • The South African Medical Research Council will be represented by Charles Wiysonge, who has been appointed to the GloPID-R Board.
    November 6 2020
  • What is the best way to support resilience and mental well-being in frontline healthcare professionals during and after a pandemic? What' is resilience? Working as a 'frontline' health or social care professional during a global disease pandemic, like COVID-19 can be very stressful. Over time, the negative effects of stress can lead to mental...
    November 6 2020
  • Cochrane's work must be relevant for the healthcare needs of all countries and populationsAn Interview with Tamara Kredo on her appointment to the Cochrane Governing Board“In this time the need for all countries to have the opportunity to input to high-level healthcare decision making is more important than ever,” said Tamara Kredo. “I’m therefore...
    October 28 2020
  • Dr Olabisi Oduwole has been announced as the 2020 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa Award by Cochrane. The award is managed by Cochrane South Africa (SA) and presented annually to an African researcher to support the conduct of a Cochrane Review focusing on a priority topic with impact on...
    October 28 2020

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