PARTICIPATING IN THE EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS
COMMUNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA AND FURTHER AFIELD

LED BY: Laurenz Langer and Ruth Stewart
TEAM (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER): working with team members from the Medical Research Council, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care Stellenbosch, Cochrane South Africa, and the Centre for Public Health at the University of Witswatersrand
DATES: June 2017 – ongoing FUNDED BY: Unfunded

The South African Medical Research Council, the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care at Stellenbosch University, Cochrane South Africa, the Wits Centre for Health Policy, and ACE have started a joint South African Evidence Synthesis Group. This group aims to present a forum for collaboration and discussion on evidence synthesis in South Africa. The five Centres came together for an inaugural meeting in June 2018 and since have collaborated on two training courses for evidence synthesis. In addition, there is a quarterly catch-up call between these Centres to keep up to date on one another’s activities and offer support when appropriate.