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  • From 27th February to 10th March 2017, the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) editorial base welcomed Dr. Francis Mhimbira as a visiting fellow. In this report, he provides an insight into his involvement with the CIDG and his time at the CIDG editorial base in Liverpool.Dr. Mhimbira is an epidemiologist and a research...
  • Every year, Cochrane UK organizes an annual symposium for all its networks, including UK- & Ireland-based Cochrane contributors, researchers, health professionals, students, charities, patient advocates, and other interested groups. This year's symposium took place at Keble College, Oxford on the 14th and...
  • Paul Garner, Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group and Director of the Effective Health Care Research Consortium, has been appointed a Member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine for 2017.The PLOS Editorial Board assists the staff editors in guiding priority topics. In addition, they act to...
  • It's been a year since we launched the news feature 'Meet the Editors' on the CIDG and EHCRC websites, and what a year it's been! Over the 12 months we've been delighted to introduce you to nine CIDG Editors (click on their names to read their 'Meet the Editor' interviews):Row 1 (L-R): Jimee Hwang, Hasifa Bukirwa, Mical Paul,...
  • “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 the ninth 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...

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