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  • More than 1300 people from 75 countries gathered for the first ever Global Evidence Summit
    We hope you enjoyed the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town.  Your feedback is important, please fill in our short survey on your experiences of the event here: surveymonkey.com/r/GESummitThe Global Evidence Summit was the first time that Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, International Society for Evidence-...
    13 October 2017
  • Seeking Methodologist - Cochrane Eyes and Vision, Maryland, USA
    Sr. Research Data AnalystSalary: $50,956-$70,095Status: Full Time, Monday – Friday 37.5 hrs.School: Bloomberg School of Public HealthDepartment: EpidemiologyLocation: School of Public HealthLocation: Baltimore, MD, USAThis position is with the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) US Project. Primary duties include providing methodological support for...
    12 October 2017
  • Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
    Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Listen to the podcasts:Antioxidant vitamin and mineral...
    11 October 2017
  • Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews
    Four new Cochrane EPOC overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library: Delivery arrangements (in Arabic, Russian and Spanish)Financial arrangements (in...
    2 October 2017
  • 2017 Update
    September 2017 UpdateThe September 2017 revision of the Cochrane Priority Reviews List includes new titles from the Cochrane Airways; Breast Cancer; Developmental, Psychosocial & Learning Problems, Oral Health; Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care; Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology & Orphan Cancers; Neuromuscular Disease; Skin; and Stroke...
    2 October 2017
  • Students contributing to the impact of Cochrane
    Students and teachers play an important role in Cochrane. They are involved in educating the next generation of healthcare professionals about evidence-based medicine,  directly contributing to a global effort of identifying health evidence, to translating Cochrane evidence in 14 different languages. Hanna Martikainen conducts PhD research at...
    25 September 2017
  • Dementia in the spotlight: evidence and experience
    World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.Many of us are caring for a family member with dementia,...
    21 September 2017
  • ountries with major public health challenges do not always base their health-care decisions on the best available scientific evidence.
    Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director of Cochane South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the...
    20 September 2017
  • Cochrane Africa
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of Cochrane Africa; a network with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making across the sub-Saharan African continent.The Africa Network consists of regional centres including its co-ordinating centre at Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical...
    15 September 2017
  • Everyone is welcome! Announcing the opening of a wider world for Cochrane
    I am delighted to announce a new initiative that I believe will transform Cochrane as an evidence-producing and knowledge-diffusing organization. Today, we are proud to launch our new Cochrane Membership scheme, making it easier than ever before for anyone from anywhere in the world to become a part of our global community of supporters and...
    14 September 2017

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