Cochrane PCG part of new WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Research Synthesis in Reproductive Health
The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group (PCG) is part of the Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool, UK, which has recently been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research and Research Synthesis in Reproductive Health. The PCG is grateful to Metin Gulmezoglu, an Editor with the Group who works at WHO in Geneva, and Andrew Weeks, an author with the Group who works in the Department of Women's and Children's Health in Liverpool, for their work in pursuing this formal relationship with WHO.
Andrew Weeks is also the lead for the Sanyu Unit, named in honour of Edith Sanyu who died from obstructued labour in Uganda last year, which is a new University of Liverpool research unit promoting improvements in international maternal and child health in low-resource settings through high impact inter-disciplinary research.
The PCG is delighted to be part of this new WHO Collaborating Centre. Through this designation, the collaboration between the Cochrane PCG in particular and The Cochrane Collaboration in general and the WHO will expand significantly in the coming years.