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  • Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBreast cancer awareness month occurs in October each year. During this time there are initiatives around the world to raise awareness about the disease.Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. In 2018 there were an estimated 2.1 million new cases of breast cancer and 627,000 deaths from breast cancer...
    October 5 2019
  • 2019 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa announcedDr Marianne Visser has been announced as the 2019 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award by Cochrane. The award is managed by Cochrane South Africa(SA) and presented annually to an African researcher to support the...
    October 3 2019
  • To mark World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September, the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group have brought together a special collection of reviews and supporting materials.
    September 27 2019
  • Watch the latest webinar by Tamara Kredo on how to read and understand GRADE summary of finding tables in systematic reviews.For more information about the webinars hosted by Cochrane SA click here.
    September 27 2019
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends treating all school children at regular intervals with deworming drugs in areas where helminth infection is common. Global advocacy organizations claim routine deworming has substantive health and societal effects beyond the removal of worms. In 2015 Cochrane published a review on this topic which has...
    September 27 2019
  • National one-click access to evidence-based Cochrane Reviews: increasing healthcare benefit and reducing harms and costsThe South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) aims to improve the quality of healthcare for South Africans.  The SAMRC’s Cochrane Centre recently procured a national Cochrane Library licence that will make evidence-...
    September 27 2019
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the launch of four, free, online learning modules, Cochrane Evidence Essentials. Written from the perspective of a healthcare consumer and co-created with patients and carers, this learning resource is perfectly pitched to give anyone an introduction to Evidence Based Medicine and Sysematic Reviews. For more...
    September 27 2019
  • The latest issue of the Cochrane South Africa newsletter is now available. This issue covers the launch of the South African GRADE Network, the African Cochrane Indaba and many more interesting topics...
    August 16 2019
  • Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 support from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Cochrane interviewed 30 young people 30 years old or younger who are contributing to a range of Cochrane activities.In this interview, we find out more about Jenna Patterson, a 26 year old PhD student from the Vaccines for Africa Initiative at...
    July 19 2019
  • Find out more about Cochrane's key achievements during 2018 and the strides being made on their major Strategy to 2020 initiatives."We'are a knowledge organization built on the capabilities and passion of our collaborators; and the good news is that people from around the world are flocking to contribute and support our work."Mark WilsonCochrane...
    July 12 2019

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