Bursaries for the Stellenbosch University Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis Course
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED Cochrane South Africa is offering bursaries to attend the Stellenbosch University Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis course. The course takes place from July – November 2022.
Global rollout of rapid molecular tests for TB over the last 12 years: Cochrane Review summarizes research on recipient and provider views
A potential game-changer in the tuberculosis epidemic was how the tuberculosis community viewed rapid molecular tests for tuberculosis and tuberculosis drug resistance. This was 12 years ago, with the launch of Xpert MTB/RIF, which gives results in less than two hours, simultaneously diagnosing tuberculosis and testing if the bacteria have rifampicin resistance, a type of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is caused by resistance to at least both rifampicin and isoniazid, the two most effective first-line drugs used to treat tuberculosis.
Cochrane hydroxychloroquine review joint winner of the 2021 Harding Prize for Useful and Trustworthy Communication
The inaugural Harding Prize for Useful and Trustworthy Communication has been jointly won by the ONS Covid Infection Survey
Cochrane SA is offering bursaries for a one-year subscription to Cochrane's Interactive Learning course
Cochrane South Africa is providing bursaries for a one-year subscription to Cochrane’s Interactive Learning course on conducting an intervention review.
Millions of lives could be saved if health evidence and communication is put at forefront of pandemic preparedness
New Cochrane Convenes report recommends urgent action among those who fund, generate and use evidence to ensure the world is better prepared.
Cochrane South Africa seeks Senior Scientists
SENIOR SCIENTIST (2 posts) (1 full-time & 1 part-time) Duration: Two-year Contract Closing date: 13 March 2022 Cochrane South Africa (CSA), based at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), leads work in the field of evidence-informed policy and practice.
Global Network Meta-analysis workshop
The Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care at Stellenbosch University is hosting a five-week Global Network Meta-analysis workshop from 28 March to 2 May 2022. This course is for clinicians, students and researchers who have basic knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology and are interested in conducting network meta-analysis. Experience in conducting systematic reviews will be advantageous, or having attended the Primer in Network Meta-analysis Systematic Reviews. Bursaries are available for 20 participants.
Trusted information needs to be protected on social media as much as misinformation needs to be challenged
Recent removal of Cochrane's Instagram post and shadowban highlight the realities of Cochrane's call against misinformation.
Cochrane South Africa seeks project manager
Cochrane SA, based at the South African Medical Research Council leads work in the field of evidence-informed policy and practice. An appropriately qualified and experienced Project Manager is required to join our team on a full-time basis to implement the strategic priorities and operation of the Global Evidence Local Adaptation (GELA) project. The project is a 3-year EDCTP funded project.
Three new Cochrane groups launched in Africa
Three new Cochrane Geographic Groups were recently launched in Nigeria, Kenya and Cameroon. Cochrane is an international network and works across 220 countries, aiming to provide the best possible research summaries to help guide health policy and practice. These new centres represent endorsement of leadership and excellence in the region, and these centres will help coordinate Cochrane activities in the countries and provide a credible reference institution for government in evidence-informed policy and practice.