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December 2015 news bulletin

October 2015 news bulletin

October 2015: Evidence Aid cited (see page 105) in a Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health, Researched by Nadeem Hasan, Sarah Curran, Arnoupe Jhass, Shoba Poduval and Helena Legido-Quigley: The UK’s Contribution to Health Globally. 2015. Full details here.

7 September 2015: Evidence Aid cited in: Mapping Evidence Syntheses in the Humanitarian Sector: Insights and Challenges

1 September 2015: Evidence Aid article in on ‘Rebuilding Nepal by Implementing SFDRR’ (page 29)

May 2015 news bulletin: Evidence Aid and Nepal

March 2015 news bulletin

25 February: Evidence Aid priority setting contributed to and its resources are listed as one of the suggested sites to consult as part of ‘grey literature’ searches in the Guidance Note for the Evidence Synthesis in the Humanitarian Evidence Programme. This is part of the Humanitarian Evidence Programme call for proposals which is being co-ordinated by the Feinstein International Center (FIC) at Tufts University and Oxfam.

25 February 2015: What evidence is available and what is required in humanitarian assistance: The first in the series, this study by Mike Clarke, Claire Allen, Frank Archer, Diana Wong, Anneli Eriksson and Jyotsna Puri, provides an independent analysis of the evidence base of evaluations in humanitarian assistance. It identifies areas where there are key gaps and where there is a need to prioritise rigorous evidence so that research can be conducted on issues that are most important and valuable. Full details here.

3 February 2015: Evidence Aid for Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. Full details here.

19 January 2015: A resource for those preparing for and responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and major healthcare emergencies. Full details here.

7 January 2015: Health and beyond… strategies for a better India: Incorporating evidence to strengthen health policy. Full details here.


December 2014 news bulletin

4 December 2014: A resource for those preparing for and responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and major healthcare emergencies. Full details here.

20 November 2014: In the decade since the Asian tsunami, we’re marshalling the evidence with far better effect. Full details here.

October 2014 news bulletin

22 September 2014: Does Relief and Aid Actually Help Natural Disaster Victims? Full details here.

22 September 2014: When natural disasters happen: do more good than harm! Full details here.

21 September 2014: Research to the rescue of disaster management! Full details here.

12 September 2014: Strengthening the evidence base for health programming in humanitarian crises. Full details here.

3 September 2014: Why ICART, a New Research Center in the DR Congo is Needed (co-authored by Bonnix Kayabu, Co-ordinator of Evidence Aid). Full details here.

22 August 2014: The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies (co-authored by Mike Clarke, the Founder of Evidence Aid). Full details here.

28 July 2014: Prevention of diarrhoea in disasters, refugee camps and developing countries; Evidence Aid has worked with the Belgian Red Cross and others to develop a UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) case study: ‘Prevention of diarrhoea in disasters, refugee camps and developing countries‘ which is now available at here under Online Case Studies: Using Science for DRR.
Free access to The Cochrane Library for the Philippines.

June 2014 news bulletin

22 April 2014: PLOS Medicine journal article – Optimal Evidence in Difficult Settings: Improving Health Interventions and Decision Making in Disasters. Full details here.

26 March 2014: Blog post by Amy Price: Evidence Aid Pays it Forward. Full details here.

21 March 2014: Professor Mike Clarke, a founder and current Director of Evidence Aid, was awarded the prize for best programme in partnership with health and social care at the Celebration of Excellence for the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, in recognition of the work of Evidence Aid. Full details here.

22 January 2014: Brief Report – Second Evidence Aid Conference: Prioritizing Evidence in Disaster Aid. Published in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, volume 7, issue 06, pp. 593-596.  Full details here.


18 December 2013. Queen’s University Communications and External Affairs Department: Professor Mike Clarke (founder of Evidence Aid) named one of the top 400 global researchers. Full details here.

21 November 2013. Letter in the Belfast Telegraph, ‘Aid should be evidence based even in a crisis’, by Mike Clarke. Full details here.

20 November 2013: Letter in the Independent (see about halfway down the page), by Mike Clarke. Full details here.

18 November 2013: Blog post by Amy Price: Evidence in Crisis, Evidence Aid Pioneers Solutions. Full details here.

6 November 2013: Evidence Aid generates unique set of priorities for systematic reviews relevant to disasters, by Mike Clarke. Full details here.

16 October 2013: Following the Evidence Aid priority setting meeting held in June 2013, an article describing the meeting and the methodology, alongside all 30 priority questions has been published in PLOS Currents: Disasters. Full details here.

30 September 2013: Emotional donating: The science and un-science of disaster response. Blog by Hilda Bastian. Full details here. 

10 September 2013: Evidence Aid awarded $10,000 Unorthodox Prize 2013. We are delighted that Evidence Aid has been awarded the ‘Unorthodox Prize 2013’. We were one of 250 submissions from around the world. In addition to the prize of $10,000 and potential for follow-on funding, there is non-financial support provided to help Evidence Aid to reach its full potential. Full details here.

July 2013: Evidence Aid was cited by DFID in Annex 2 of the Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme Proposal for funding (Project title: Improving access to humanitarian evidence: research synthesis and communication for decision makers and practitioners). Full details here.

6 June 2013: Atomium Culture ‘Disasters and the Evidence Aid project’ by Mike Clarke (Evidence Aid Project Lead). Full details via the following links: or  or

Evidence Aid is referenced in a new book from Oxford University Press. See Chapter 6 Clarke M, Bailie K, Connolly S, Murray L. Clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine. Pages 67-86. In Yarnell J, O’Reilly D (editors). Epidemiology and Disease Prevention: A Global Approach. Second Edition. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2013. (23 May 2013)

Evidence Aid appears in the February 22 issue of The Aid Examiner. (22 February 2013)

Results of the Evidence Aid Needs Assessment Survey now published. Kayabu B, Clarke M. The Use of Systematic Reviews and Other Research Evidence in Disasters and Related Areas: Preliminary Report of a Needs Assessment Survey. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2013 Jan 22 [last modified: 2013 Jan 22]. Edition 1. (22 Jan 2013)


Evidence Aid 2012 Annual Report now available to download here.

Evidence Aid is cited in the Foresight ReportReducing Risk of Future Disasters‘ (November 2012).

Health Protection Agency conference (11-12 September 2012).

Effective Healthcare Research Consortium newsletter details articles about the Evidence Aid Systematic Review Workshop held in Dublin (March 2012) and the publication of Evidence Aid’s Annual Report (October 2012).

Annual Conference of the Taiwan Evidence Based Medicine Association (25-26 August 2012).

Annual Conference of the Taiwan Evidence Based Medicine Association pictures (25-26 August 2012).

Evidence Aid: Identifying and Meeting the Need for Systematic Reviews in Disasters. Published in Trinity College Dublin TIDI Research Focus. The article was written by Bonnix Kayabu, MD (Evidence Aid Co-ordinator), who is currently undertaking the International Doctorate in Global Health (INDIGO) at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (April 2012).

Evidence Aid Update published in the Effective Health Care Research Consortium Newsletter (February 2012).

Knowledge as a key resource for health challenges published in The Lancet (21 January 2012).


Tropical (see page 3, 2011-12 issue) [PDF].

Evidence Aid: Systematic Reviews in Humanitarian Emergencies Centre for Excellence in Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast (14 December 2011).

Evidence Aid survey article published in the Effective Health Care Research Consortium newsletter – Winter 2011 edition (23 November 2011).

Helping people make well informed decisions before, during and after disasters: Evidence Aid editorial, Issue 11, 2011 of The Cochrane Library (9 November 2011).

Development Evidence Based Aid: Helping Decision Makers Before and After Natural Disasters, Trinity College, Dublin (9 November 2011).

Saving time when it matters. Published by the Midwives Information Resource Service (circulation: 22,000 health professionals involved in maternity, infant and women’s health care) (1 November 2011).

Evidence Aid meeting during the Cochrane Colloquium in Madrid (20 October 2011).

Design of the Evidence Aid needs assessment appears in the new journal PLoS Currents: Disasters (14 October 2011).

SIOP Article: The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology has published an interview between Stuart Carr from Massey University in New Zealand and Mike Clarke, one of the founders of Evidence Aid (October 2011).

Cochrane Collaboration’s 2010/11 Annual Report (page 40) (October 2011).

1st Evidence Aid conference (26 September 2011).

The Guardian (blog by Carl Heneghan) (26 September 2011).

Queen’s University Belfast (see page 4, Summer 2011 issue) [PDF].