Cochrane SA staff graduations
Cochrane SA congratulates staff members Tamara Kredo and Bey-Marrie Schmidt who graduated with PhD degrees and Eugene Davids with an MPH degree.
Cochrane South Africa National Symposium
Cochrane South Africa National Symposium 2020Cochrane South Africa will be hosting its first national symposium at the South African Medical Research Council Conference Centre, Cape Town from 17-18 March 2020. The theme of the symposium is Evidence for decision-making for the National Health Insurance.
New Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
New Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Review of InterventionsThe new edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions is now available. The Handbook has been revised from cover to cover since the last major update in 2008 and reflects current best practice based on the latest methods research. In addition it provides the only such comprehensive guide to conducting systematic reviews of interventions for both new and experienced authors.
How effective are different HPV vaccines and schedules in females and males
HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract in both women and men globally (WHO 2017). Most people who have sexual contact will be exposed to HPV at some point in their life. In most people, their own immune system will clear the HPV infection. New evidence published in the Cochrane Library provides further information on the benefits and harms of different human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and vaccine schedules in young women and men.
A new conflict of interest policy is coming for Cochrane
Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane Library’s Editor in Chief, outlined a new conflict of interest policy that is forthcoming in 2020 in a BMJ opinion piece. Cochrane is committed to independence, transparency, and integrity in healthcare research and minimizing the impact of conflicts of interest in the conduct of Cochrane Reviews.
Introducing Cochrane's Dissemination Checklist and Guidance
Knowledge Translation (KT) in Cochrane is delighted to announce the launch of its Dissemination Checklist - a new resource that can improve the quality, consistency and translatability of dissemination products that present findings of a Cochrane intervention review. Read more
Prematurity Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month is observed in November each year and World Prematurity Day on 17 November, to raise awareness of the pain, suffering and death preterm birth can cause. Each year 15 milion babies are born prematurely - more than 1 in 10 babies around the world. Complications from preterm birth are the leading cause of child deaths under age 5 each year, accounting for nearly 1 million deaths.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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.
2019 Winner of the Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award announced
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 conduct of a Cochrane Review focusing on a priority topic with impact on the health of people living in low- and middle-income countries.