Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence relevant to critical care
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic. The WHO is working closing with global experts and governments to track the spread of the virus and to provide advice to countries and individuals to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak. Cochrane has released a Special Collection (COVID-19): evidence to relevant to critical care.
Universal Health Coverage: National Dialogue
The South African Medical Research Council and the National Department of Health held a high level national dialogue on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Participants included stakeholders from academia, policy-makers, implementers, civil society and the research community. The meeting was held in November 2019 under the theme "harnessing knowledge for the design and implementation of UHC". The final report is available here.
Cochrane Learning Live: monthly webinar programme
Cochrane's Membership, Learning and Support Services is hosting a series of monthly webinars open to everyone. You can sign up for an upcoming webinar or access the archive of recordings.
Improving vaccination uptake among adolescents
The review evaluated the effects of interventions to improve vaccine uptake among adolescents. Read the review here
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.