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  • The latest edition of the Cochrane SA newsletter is now available.
    July 22 2021
  • The 2020 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has just been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 9.266. This is an increase on the 2019Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.890
    July 19 2021
  • 'Let's talk e-cigarettes'' is a podcast talking about the latest research on e-cigarettes and how new research changes what we know about them.
    July 19 2021
  • The launch of Cochrane Cameroon was officially launched on 30 June 2021 in Yaounde, Cameroon. At the launch Cochrane Cameroon highlighted its commitment to promoting evidence-based healthcare policy and practice; translation of research to policy and practice. 
    July 19 2021
  • Professor Aubrey Sheiham was a dental epidemiologist who was inspired and encouraged by Archie Cochrane to question many of the practices in medicine and dentistry. His main commitments were to challenge dental establishments to be far more critical and to improve the health of populations in low and middle-income countries.  Prof Sheiham...
    May 24 2021
  • Cochrane South Africa is offering five bursaries to attend the Stellenbosch University Systematic Review and meta-analysis course. The course takes place from July – November 2021.The short course will be exclusively online (or hybrid approach depending on COVID restrictions), using a combination of live synchronous webinars and online recordings...
    May 17 2021
  • 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


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