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  • In this instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with Dr Nathan Ford, a scientific officer with the Dept of HIV/AIDS and Global Hepatitis Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, and Chair of WHO’s Guidelines Review Committee. Prior to joining WHO in 2012 he worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 14 years...
    January 29 2020
  • LSTM’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors throughout the world; we work closely with the World Health...
    January 8 2020
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 12, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 December (2019).Three new reviews·       Grace AG, Mittal A, Jain S, Tripathy JP, Satyanarayana S, Tharyan P, Kirubakaran R....
    January 8 2020
  • As 2020 approaches, the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) editorial base in Liverpool thanks its readers, authors, referees, and editors for their contributions to the CIDG’s work throughout 2019. In this end of year newsletter, we reflect on the CIDG’s achievements, changes, and plans as we enter 2020. Here we all are at our...
    December 16 2019
  • Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making.Whilst the recent, unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago led to the cancellation of our face-to face Colloquium this...
    November 19 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 10, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 October 2019).One new protocol Jullien S, Dissanayake HA, Chaplin M. Rapid diagnostic tests for plague. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
    November 13 2019
  • Tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths in people living with HIV than any other disease, with more than 300,000 deaths in 2017. When detected, early TB can be treated effectively; however, people with advanced HIV are at high risk of death, often without knowing they have TB. Diagnosis of TB in HIV-positive people is often complicated because they...
    October 24 2019
  • Most Cochrane Reviews look at the effects of interventions on health, but a growing number provide evidence on how to diagnose a disease. In June 2019, one of these, on a test used to detect tuberculosis, was updated. The lead author, David Horne from the University of Washington in Seattle in the USA, sets the scene and tells us what the review...
    October 11 2019
  • This article below was first published on the Cochrane.org website. Why is improving tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV important?Diagnosing active tuberculosis in people living with HIV is challenging. People with advanced immunosuppression have high rates of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (tuberculosis outside the lungs).What is the aim...
    October 1 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 9, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 30 September 2019).Two new reviews Majorin  F, Torondel  B, Ka Seen Chan  G, Clasen  T. Interventions to improve disposal of child faeces...
    October 1 2019

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