The Nigerian Regional Faculty ran a workshop about Biostatistics on May 20th-21st, 2017. The workshop was well attended with 61 participants, and covered a useful range of topics. You can download the presentations from the day here.
Do you have research ideas for using big data to fill gender data gaps? Announcing the Big Data for Gender Challenge! Research proposals are due on July 7, 2017
Invitation to complete quick survey to improve Kaplan-Meier plots (KMunicate) ProblemThe standard way to present time-to-event data, such as survival, is with Kaplan-Meier plots. These are formatted by journals and reported in a number of ways, but we find they commonly lack some key information. The key problems are:
- Expressing how many people are contributing data at any point in the graph, including the pattern of censoring
- Expressing that the uncertainty of the estimate increases over time
In this video, Dr Greg Martin provides a brief overview of what health systems are and how it is that the building blocks of health systems fit together.
Sarah Drew shares her research diary about conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Malawi as part of a Clubfoot study.
This short film shows the impact of the CHAPAS trial on patient health and future possibilities of a small boy from Malawi.
This is a great video of a talk given at the Oxford Martin School by Professor Kevin Marsh.
Global health and public health practitioners use Health Economics to better understand the decisions that get made that affect health.
Dr Greg Martin talks about how to get the perfect job in Global Health and Public Health
Cochrane’s 2016 Citation Screening Challenge: Turning a lonely task into the most fun you can have in evidence based healthcareby Anna, Emily, Gordon and the rest of the Cochrane Crowd team
Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, recently ran a successful 48 hour citation screening challenge to reach the goal of 1 million research citations screened. The Cochrane Crowd team have provided this overview of the event.
The Epidemiological evauation of vaccines course: efficacy, safety and policy
Epidemic curves are an important component of the public health and global health toolbox. Learn more about creating and interpretting them.
Become a Cochrane citizen scientist. Anyone can join their collaborative volunteer effort.
AREF is calling for researcher applications to participate in its 2nd Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop, to be held in Dakar, Senegal, in May 2017.
The following invitation to take part in trials methodology research comes from the Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR) which was established by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) to improve the quality of clinical trials.
It is time to revise the international Good Clinical Practices guidelines: recommendations from non-commercial North–South collaborative trialsby GHN Editors
The Good Clinical Practices (GCP) codes of the WHO and the International Conference of Harmonization set international standards for clinical research. But critics argue that they were written without consideration for the challenges faced in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
Around half of the clinical trials done on medicines we use today are not published; a tragic truth that needs to be changed.
BMJ Blog - Richard Smith: The “micro-macro problem” and the difficulty of using evidence to make policyby The Editorial Team
In this BMJ blog, Richard Smith discusses the challenges and process of getting research evidence into policy and practise
This video seminar describes research to develop a low-cost, field-based test to detect several slow-clearing ACT drug compounds from unprocessed fingerstick blood samples
Please see this Sky News interview where we were asked by Sky News to comment on the announcement about this bold vision to tackle all diseases.