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  • 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
  • The Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University is offering a eight week online short course to provide participants with the understanding of the principles to conduct and interpret qualitative systematic reviews. For more information click here
    September 14 2020
  • Duduzile Ndwandwe has published 31 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact factor journals and is the team lead for clinical trial registration and vaccine implementation research projects at Cochrane South Africa, where she shares her vaccinology expertise with colleagues. In addition, she serves on various global COVID-19 clinical research...
    September 4 2020
  • Cochrane is in the final year of its seven-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020. You can watch the first in a new video series looking back over the last seven years and forward to the challenges and opportunities that remain for Cochrane on the Community website.Cochrane is now developing a new strategy for the period 2021 to 2025, and would...
    August 14 2020

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