Launch of Cochrane Dominican Republic

The Cochrane Library is now available in the Dominican Republic providing high quality, trusted health information for health decision makers.  The new Cochrane affiliate will be located at the Ministry of Health in Santo Domingo and will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care through dissemination of Cochrane evidence and enhancing the capacity to understand and use evidence synthesis in health policy decision-making.
Cochrane Dominican Republic joins Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, careers and people interested in health. Cochrane works with collaborators from more than 130 countries to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Cochrane’s work is recognized as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
Cochrane Dominican Republic is an Affiliate of Cochrane Central America and Spanish speaking Caribbean,  and is part of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network.

The Directors of Cochrane Dominican Republic, Andelys de la Rosa and José Mordan said, “This is a hugely exciting opportunity in the region of the Caribbean. Increasing dissemination and improving the use of the evidence in health care is critical for clinicians, patients, students everywhere in the world, including Dominican Republic. To start, we have arranged for the Cochrane Library to be available across the Dominican Republic from November 2019.”
Cochrane’s CEO Mark Wilson, warmly welcomed today’s news, “Cochrane Dominican Republic joins a global collaboration of Cochrane groups involved in creating and presenting Cochrane evidence across the world. It is exciting to see this affiliate join this network with the aim of deepening the scope reach and impact of Cochrane evidence in the Caribbean region.”
Xavier Bonfill, Director of Cochrane Iberoamerica, “This new Affiliate is already backed by support from the national academic community and commitments by the Ministry of Health, as well as the global Cochrane community. This strong start is a signal to health decisions makers in Dominican Republic to collaborate with Cochrane in the dissemination and use of health evidence.”
On November 29th, Cochrane Dominican Republic will host a launch event bringing together health leaders from across the education and health sector in the Dominican Republic.
Friday, November 29, 2019