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  • The authors looked at the effect of community-level interventions to improve access to nutritious food in low- and middle income countries on people. households and communities. To read the review click here
    July 29 2020
  • Cochrane South Africa is hosting a Protocol Development online course from 24 August - 23 October 2020. The course consists of eight self-directed learning modules of between 45-120 minutes each. Each week participants will cover 1-2 modules at their own pace followed by weekly 1-hour question and answer sessions with facilitators. During the...
    July 23 2020
  • COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people with COVID-19 have a mild to moderate respiratory illness; others experience severe illness, such as COVID-19 pneumonia. Formal diagnosis requires laboratory analysis of nose and throat samples, or imaging tests like CT scans.
    July 10 2020
  • Cochrane systematic reviews can help us to make healthcare decisions based on up-to-date research evidence. Each systematic review answers a specific healthcare question by gathering all the relevant studies, assessing the reliability of these studies, then summarising their results to produce a summary of all the available evidence.One type of...
    July 9 2020
  • Aubrey Sheiham EBHC in Africa Leadership AwardProfessor 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...
    July 9 2020
  • Webinar:  Assessing risk of bias in Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviewsThis webinar is aimed at researchers or health professionals interested in understanding risk of bias assessments in Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) systematic reviewsLearning objectives:Understand the sources of bias and variation in DTA studies;know principles of...
    July 9 2020
  • The 2019 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and Cochrane is delighted to announce that the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.890, an increase on the 2018 Journal Impact Factor.
    July 7 2020
  • July 7 2020
  • It's important to have the latest information on COVID-19 to make informed decisions, but we must ensure that the information is from a trust-worthy source. Cochrane has collected a number of helpful resources related to COVID-19 and also has a number of initiatives to get the public involved in their work and educated on how to make...
    June 20 2020
  • Webinar:  How to address equity in systematic reviewsThis webinar is aimed at researchers or health professionals interested in addressing equity in systematic reviews as described in the Cochrane Handbook new chapter 16 on equity. Examples will be provided.Learning objectives:Definition of health equity in context of systematic...
    June 1 2020

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