Our news

  • “Globalise the evidence, localise the decision” was John Eisenberg’s meme of 2002. It set the stage for evidence synthesis to summarize global evidence, then tools to apply this more locally. With UKaid committed to evidence-informed policy, Department for International Development (DFID) advisers are mandated to identify generate and use best...
  • The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), as part of the Effective Health Care Research Consortium, welcomes four new staff members to the CIDG editorial base: Sam Johnson (Research Associate, joined January 2017), Leslie Choi and Joseph Pryce (Research Assistants, joined in February 2017), and Cara...
  • In this eight instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we meet Yemisi Takwoingi.Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there?I am currently a Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics in the Test Evaluation Research Group (TERG) based within the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of...
  • The International Journal of Epidemiology finds that three widely cited research studies relating to mass deworming in Africa have substantial problems in their methods and analysis. The original researchers claimed that their results show long-term effectiveness of these mass deworming programmes in developing countries, but this...
  • Charles Shey Wiysonge was appointed Director of Cochrane South Africa from December 2016. In this eight instalment of the 'Meet the Editor' series we found out more about his background, career path, and vision for Cochrane South Africa. This article was first published in the Cochrane South Africa newsletter, Volume 18,...
  • Who assists the CIDG and review author teams with their literature searches? In this report, we meet Vittoria Lutje, who works with the CIDG editorial base as an Information Specialist.Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there? I work from home in Glasgow. From 2002 to 2006 I worked at the CIDG...
  • As another year draws to a close, the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) editorial base in Liverpool is grateful to its readers, authors, referees, and editors for their contributions to the CIDG’s work during 2016. In this post we reflect on the CIDG’s achievements, changes, and plans as we enter a new year.Pictured are the CIDG editorial...
  • Cochrane researchers updated a review about treating diarrhoea in children. This review was first published in 2009. This new edition of the review includes a new study, and uses more recent Cochrane methods, but the findings have changed little since 2009.In some homes, mothers use water mixed with cooked rice, wheat, or maize to give to their...
  • The results of a Campbell review of deworming programmes, published in this month’s edition of Lancet Global Health, reaffirms the findings of an earlier Cochrane review concerning soil-transmitted intestinal worms that was conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (...
  • Excellent research in tropical diseases is the hallmark of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), with a wide portfolio of research in diseases common in the tropics and sub-tropics. LSTM have contributed to developing the methods and application of evidence synthesis to tropical medicine and public health: we contributed to...

Pages

Subscribe to Our news