From November 01, 2010 to November 30, 2010
As if a natural disaster was not enough, Vibrio cholerae emerged to make the situation worse in post-flood Pakistan, and for the first time since the 1960s in post-earthquake Haiti. How do we, as researchers, policy-makers and human beings, respond to such situations? In response to the tsunami on 26 December 2004, concerned reviewers within The Cochrane Collaboration established Evidence Aid – an initiative that pools together systematic reviews that might be useful to disaster response agencies and decision-makers in crisis situations...
At the recently concluded Colloquium of the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations, The Cochrane Collaboration announced that from October 2010, 500 million internet users living in 42 countries with a gross national per capita income of US$ 1250–US$ 3500 will have free direct access to the resources in The Cochrane Library. This initiative is an expansion of the policy introduced in 2007 allowing free one-click access to The Cochrane Library in 67 countries with a gross national income per capita of less than US$ 1250...