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Training: An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector (Oxford, UK)

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Title: An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector
Date: 10 April 2018
Location: Central Oxford, UK
Cost: £225/person to include all course materials, lunch and refreshments
Course Outline: Building on his successful and popular courses on systematic reviews in a wide variety of settings, Professor Mike Clarke will run this 1-day …

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Workshop in Vietnam: Strengthening the links for Clinical Trials

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Strengthening the links for Clinical Trials in Vietnam
Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 23-25 January 2018
Registration, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme 
NOTE: As of 9 January, this course has no spaces. If you are interested …

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Humanitarian practitioners shouldn’t aim to copy evidence-based medicine

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Photo credit: Peter Biro/IRC
Author: Rick Bartoldus, Evidence to Action Officer, International Rescue Committee
We’re at a special point in the history of evidence use in humanitarian and development work with donors, policy-makers, and implementers now consistently talking about the importance of evidence in decision making, including during …

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Turning Evidence into Action

Razia*, one year-old, and Selim*, six years-old, children of Nazrin*. They fled Myanmar when their village was attacked and are now living in a makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.

In their mother Nazrin's* words:

“The military came and burnt our house. They burnt everything. We were forced to leave Myanmar and come to Bangladesh. We had no other option. Now I feel secure at the makeshift camp because no one is burning down houses, no one is shooting anyone. It is safe. We feel secure here. All my children are now happy and safe. Before they weren’t safe, but now we have peace.”

Photo credit – GMB Akash/ Panos Pictures/ Save the Children
Author: Gareth Owen, Humanitarian Director at Save the Children UK
The Austrian-American physicist Victor Frederick Weisskopf said, “Human existence is based upon two pillars: compassion and knowledge. Compassion without knowledge is ineffective; knowledge without compassion is inhuman.”
Save the …

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Evidence Matters: watch our new video explaining the role of evidence

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Evidence Aid Annual Report 2014 & 2015

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Download the latest Evidence Aid Annual Report 2014 & 2015
Evidence Aid has been championing the evidence-based approach in humanitarian action since 2004 when it was established by members of Cochrane (www.cochrane.org). While moving from 2014 to 2015, Evidence Aid experienced some huge positive changes. This …

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