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Stakeholders’ experiences with the evidence aid website to support ‘real-time’ use of research evidence to inform decision-making in crisis zones: a user testing study

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Are you a humanitarian decision-maker working in a crisis zone? Are you a humanitarian aid organization looking to ensure the effectiveness of your interventions? Then our study is for YOU.
We continue to hear from many decision-makers in crisis zones wanting research evidence in ‘real-time’ to …

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Evidence Aid becomes Oxford PharmaGenesis’s annual charity of the year

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Evidence Aid becomes Oxford PharmaGenesis’s annual charity of the year!
Oxford PharmaGenesis is proud to announce that its annual charity donation is being made to Evidence Aid, an Oxford-based UK charity that champions evidence-based humanitarian action in places threatened by disaster.
Disasters and emergencies affect millions of …

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Suplementos de vitamina A para la prevención de la morbilidad y mortalidad en bebés de uno a seis meses de edad

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No hay evidencias convincentes de que los suplementos de vitamina A para bebés de uno a seis meses de edad resulten en una reducción en la mortalidad o morbilidad infantil en países de ingresos bajos y medianos. Existe un mayor riesgo …

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Routine vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of blindness due to measles infection in children.

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The authors did not find any trials assessing whether or not vitamin A supplementation in children with measles prevents blindness, as neither study reported blindness or other ocular morbidities as end points.
Reduced vitamin A concentration increases the risk of blindness in …

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Ebola in the literature vs. in the field: a summary of two student experiences

Audrey Bicknell - Uganda Ebola blog

Photo copyright: Audrey Bicknell – Uganda 2019
Authors: Audrey Bicknell and Jiewon Lim
Summer of 2019 for two medical students from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
Audrey Bicknell- After volunteering in a hospital in Tanzania in 2014, I was inspired to return to East Africa, and …

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How can media help people in emergencies? Building the evidence base on humanitarian broadcasting

CWC Success Story, Cox's Bazar

Photo copyright: BBC Media Action. (Listener group in a Rohingya refugee camp, Bangladesh.)
Authored by: Nicola Bailey, BBC Media Action
To coincide with World Humanitarian day this year, BBC Media Action is launching a new humanitarian microsite, which uses data from six of its humanitarian evaluations to …

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Traitement de l’infection tuberculeuse latente chez les personnes infectées par le VIH

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Les essais actuellement disponibles ne fournissent pas suffisamment de données pour tirer des conclusions définitives quant à l’intérêt d’un traitement préventif pour améliorer la survie des personnes infectées par le VIH.
La plupart des personnes infectées par la tuberculose (TB) ne présentent …

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Training course: Bringing it all together to alleviate suffering and save lives, 26 June 2019, Oxford, UK

30 Nov course

Title: Bringing it all together to alleviate suffering and save lives: understanding how systematic reviews can strengthen humanitarian action
Date: 26 June 2019
Location: Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, UK OX2 6HG
Cost:
Band A – £285 Individuals / Organisations (<£2m annual revenue)
Band B – £350 Organisations (≥£2m …

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Volunteer and internship opportunities

Evidence Aid: Volunteer and internship opportunities
What is Evidence Aid?  Registered as a charity in 2015 but with its roots going back to 2004 within Cochrane, Evidence Aid uses knowledge from systematic reviews to provide reliable, up-to-date evidence on interventions that might be considered in …

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Evidence-based humanitarian action: is the humanitarian sector serious about evidence? Geneva, 28 March

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Figure 1: Photograph: © Patrick Brown/UNICEF/Panos Pictures
Evidence-based humanitarian action: is the humanitarian sector serious about evidence?
Thursday 28 March 2019 6pm-8pm at the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies, Geneva
An event organised by the CERAH, Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Action Humanitaire, Geneva
The 2016 humanitarian …

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