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posted on: 1 Apr 2010 - 13:10
Sales of ineffective electronic mosquito repellents stopped with help of Cochrane Systematic Review
Electronic mosquito repellents have been withdrawn from sale by a major airline, KLM, following a successful partnership between the advocacy website MalariaWorld and the DFID-funded Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium. A Cochrane Systematic Review, produced by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, was used as evidence to clearly demonstrate that electronic mosquito repellents... read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 18:12
First meeting of Egyptian Cochrane contributors
Amidst a truly inspiring assembly and surroundings, the first meeting of Egyptian Cochrane contributors was held on 21 May 2009 at the breathtakingly beautiful Fairmont Towers in Heliopolis, Cairo. read more
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posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 18:08
Statistical methods for diagnostic test accuracy reviews
Forty-one statistical and epidemiological Cochranites spent an informative (if cold and damp) three days in Birmingham in July (6-8) learning the finer details of the methods and statistical analyses involved in the new Cochrane DTA Reviews. The course was organised by the UK Support Unit for Cochrane Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy, and involved faculty from Australia, the Netherlands, and... read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 18:03
2009 Prize recipients
Kenneth Warren Prize 2009: Nandi Siegfried and colleagues for their review, ‘Male circumcision for prevention of heterosexual acquisition of HIV in men’. Nandi was unable to attend the Singapore Colloquium. Marilla Lucero, chair of in this year’s selection panel, will present Nandi with her prize and certificate at the Keystone Colloquium in 2010.Nandi Siegfried read more
posted on: 1 Dec 2009 - 17:55
17th Cochrane Colloquium at a glance
"The Cochrane Colloquium can be duly regarded as a 'pilgrimage’ in the way of evidence-based health care and The Cochrane Collaboration is as much an international social club as it is an academic society.” - Newcomer staff memberOpening Plenary read more

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