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.
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.
World Alzheimer's Day
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.
Cochrane SA webinars
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.
Are public health deworming programmes for children in endemic areas useful?
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 now been updated.
Cochrane launches Cochrane's Evidence Essentials: An introduction to evidence-based medicine and systematic reviews
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.
South African residents have free one-click access to the Cochrane Library
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-based scientific reviews accessible to healthcare decision makers in South Africa.