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  • Professor Jimmy Volmink, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, and Director of Cochrane South Africa, delivered the prestigious LSTM Leverhulme Lecture at LSTM on Tuesday evening.His lecture entitled “Ecstasies and agonies of evidence synthesis” was introduced by LSTM’s Chairman, James...
    October 14 2015
  • This is the first episode of the LSTM Podcast Series (March 2014)  http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/news-events/mediaIn this podcast, Kayla Barnes interviews Professor Paul Garner who discusses his work as Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). For the last 20 years, he has been instrumental in bringing research...
    September 7 2015
  • Primer in Systematic Reviews: TuberculosisNational Institute for Research in TuberculosisChennai,  August 2015A course organized between :• The International Union against TB and Lung Disease, Delhi• The National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (ICMR), Chennai• Asian Cochrane Centre, Vellore• Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, School...
    August 26 2015
  • Large scale programmes to deworm all school children in low income countries as promoted by the World Health Organization, do not lead to the acclaimed educational and economic benefits, according to a newly updated Cochrane systematic review .  The authors, part of the international team from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG...
    August 14 2015
  • Using insecticides to treat walls, bednets, bedsheets or curtains is known to prevent malaria, but may also be effective at preventing leishmaniasis according to a systematic review carried out by an international team of researchers working with the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at LSTM.Although, only a limited number of trials were...
    August 11 2015

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