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Cochrane Cameroon officially launched
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.
Aubrey Sheiham Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa Leadership Award
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 particularly believed that the misuse of healthcare resources has more serious ethical and health implications in low-income countries because the latter are often under-resourced and inadequate to start with.
Cochrane SA is offering bursaries to attend the Stellenbosch University Systematic review and meta-analysis course
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.
Prof Jimmy Volmink receives highest honour from the SAMRC
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 health".
Circumcision devices vs standard surgical techniques in adolescent and adult male circumcisions
Medical circumcisions are among the most common surgical procedures performed in males.
Online Protocol Development course : 31 May - 4 June 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.
New Cochrane Review shows chloroquine doesn't help people with COVID-19
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 who had been exposed to the virus. Read more
Tamara Kredo awarded a B2 rating by the National Research Foundation
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.
Prof Jimmy Volmink recognised with honorary doctorate for 'individuals of exceptional distinction'
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 strong devotion to Cochrane click here