Complexity should not be feared, it can be enriching! This was the take home message from the joint National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Complex Review Support Unit (CRSU) & Cochrane day workshop, attended by Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) Research Associate Dr Rebecca Thomas.
In this end of year newsletter, we reflect on the CIDG’s achievements, changes, and plans as we enter 2020.
Dr Eleanor Ochodo of Stellenbosch University, South Africa, won one of the four 2019 African Research Leader Awards from the UKRI's Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Equal pay, migrant workers, and maternal health were the three issues highlighted by the finalists of the inaugural Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Healthy Women Healthy Economies Award.
Plague experts meet in Madagascar, currently one of the countries most affected by plague.
From August - October 2019, READ-It has published three high-impact reviews through the CIDG
In this inaugural lecture, Taryn shared experiences and reflected on initiatives implemented in the past two decades to influence the evidence ecosystem.
Dr Marianne Visser has been announced as the 2019 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa .
The South African GRADE Network was formally launched at the African Cochrane Indaba held in Cape Town in March 2019.
Congratulations to Mwiche Musukuma, Ronald Fisa, and Mutale Sampa on their MSc graduation.
In May and June 2019, READ-It has published three high-impact reviews through the CIDG.
Dr Patricia Graves, Editor with Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group and a leading specialist on the transmission and control of malaria, contributed to the following article.
Cochrane South Africa will be hosting its first national symposium in Cape Town from 17-18 March 2020. The theme of the symposium is Evidence for decision-making for the National Health Insurance (NHI).
The joint Cochrane Ireland and Cochrane UK Symposium 2020 will take place in Dublin on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd April 2020.
The symposium is an annual event for all our networks, including UK- & Ireland-based Cochrane Contributors, researchers, health professionals, students, charities, patient advocates, and other interested groups.
The event will take place at the Gibson Hotel, Point Square, North Dock, Dublin.
The 2020 Cochrane Colloquium will be held at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada on the October 4-7, 2020.
This year’s theme is ‘Rapid-learning Health Systems’, exploring approaches to improving people’s experiences and health outcomes while keeping costs manageable and health care stakeholders engaged.
Cochrane announces its plans for Cochrane’s Virtual #CochraneSantiago to be held online from 2-6 December 2019 and open to all Cochrane members and supporters.
The Cochrane Colloquium is an annual event, bringing people together from around the world to discuss research into important global health questions and promote evidence-informed healthcare. This year the theme is ‘Embracing diversity'.
From 9 to 11 October 2019, the first Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era will be held in Brasilia.