Our vision, mission and goals

Healthcare decision-making within sub-Saharan Africa will be informed by high-quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesised research evidence.

Promote evidence-informed healthcare decision-making in south Africa and sub-Saharan Africa by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesised research evidence


  • Producing high-quality evidence: To produce high-quality, relevant, up-to-date systematic reviews and other synthesised research evidence to inform health decision-making
  • Making our evidence accessible: To make Cochrane evidence accessible and useful to everybody, everywhere in Africa
  • Advocating for evidence: To make Cochrane the 'home of evidence' to inform health decision-making. build greater recognition of our work, and become a leading advocate for evidence-informed health care in Africa
  • Building an effective and sustainable research unit: To be a diverse, inclusive, and transparent research unit that effectively harnesses the enthusiasm and skills of our staff, is guided by our principles, governed accountably, managed efficiently and makes optimal use of its resources