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  • International Women’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
    To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March),  Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane. Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss…
    March 8 2018
  • Anne Anderson
    The Anne Anderson Award recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The Anne Anderson Award is one of severally prizes awarded annually. Who was Anne Anderson? Anne Anderson was a contributor to the stream of thinking and effort that…
    March 7 2018
  • Winning the 2017 Kenneth Warren Prize
    Every year Cochrane recognizes the outstanding work of Kenneth Warren, a scientist, extremely influential in drawing attention to the 'great neglected diseases' that plague people in developing countries. He prioritized the need for valid summaries of key research studies and to the way electronic media could be used to disseminate results of…
    February 22 2018
  • Cochrane Airways Group looks ahead to 2018
    Rebecca Normansell is Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Airways, one of five Review Groups in the Cochrane Circulation and Breathing Networks. She shares with us some of her personal views on the work of her Group this year, and outlines the opportunities and challenges facing Cochrane Airways in 2018. Can you tell us a little about the main…
    February 5 2018
  • Why have three long-running Cochrane Reviews on influenza vaccines been stabilised?
    Three Cochrane Reviews focussing on the prevention of influenza in healthy adults, healthy children, and in the elderly are long-running reviews under the same senior author team. The protocol for the oldest review was first published 20 years ago. Over the years the reviews have progressively accumulated evidence leading to ever greater…
    January 29 2018
  • New Year Message 2018
    While we’re almost at the end of January already, it is still well worth reflecting on Cochrane’s achievements in 2017 and what lies ahead for the organization. 2018 promises to be another exciting year of transformation and change as we increase still further our capacity to produce and disseminate high-quality evidence to impact health decision…
    January 26 2018
  • Evaluating the Health in my Language project
    For the past three years, Cochrane was a partner in the EU-funded project called Health in my Language (HimL), aiming to use advances in machine translation to make health content available in different languages. Here, Hayley Hassan, Translation Support Officer, presents the results of an evaluation task led by Cochrane as part of the project,…
    January 24 2018
  • A match made in blogshot heaven: Cochrane Iberoamérica teams up with Spanish nutrition network Red-NuBE
    Cochrane Iberoamérica has been working on a blogshots translation project with a Spanish evidence-based nutrition network. The partnership came about after a chance encounter at a Cochrane virtual meeting for translators! Here, Eduard Baladia, a dietician and member of RED-NuBE, and Andrea Cervera, translation manager at Cochrane Iberoamérica,…
    January 18 2018
  • Chris Silagy Prize: recognizing the extraordinary
    "I was very honored and humbled to receive the 2017 Chris Silagy Prize, and very grateful. I see the prize as a sign of appreciation for the work of Cochrane Croatia volunteers, as we managed to translated more than 2500 Cochrane plain language summaries since 2013 with almost no funds to support this effort. Recognizing the work of individuals,…
    January 18 2018
  • First aid for reviews – 11 top tips for editors
    This Blog presents commentary and personal opinion on topics of interest from a range of contributors to the work of Cochrane. Opinions posted on the Cochrane Blog are those of the individual contributors and do not reflect the official views or policies of Cochrane. It was sobering to reread the following blog written in March 2016.  On one hand…
    January 16 2018