As part of the inaugural World Evidence Based Healthcare Day on Tuesday 20 October, 2020, Cochrane hosted an online panel session with Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, Dr. John Grove, Director of the Quality Assurance, Norms and Standards Department within the World Health Organization (WHO) Science Division, and Prof. Lisa Bero, Senior Editor, Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems. The panel was moderated by Sylvia De Haan, Cochrane's Head of External Affairs & Geographic Groups' Support.
Cochrane is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relations with WHO. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working closely with WHO by producing rapid reviews to answer priority questions, thus supporting the development of effective guidance, treatments and cost-efficient responses to the pandemic.
During the session, COVID-19: evidence challenges and lessons learned, Cochrane Editor in Chief Dr. Karla Soares-Weiser, Dr. Grove, and Dr. Bero will discuss WHO’s evidence needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cochrane’s response to support those needs, and to reflect on evidence priorities during the next phase of the pandemic.