Evidence-based Health Care in Africa Leadership Award 2015

Cochrane South Africa invites applications for the Aubrey Sheiham Evidence-based Health Care in Africa Leadership Award 2015.

Prof. Aubrey Sheiham is a longtime supporter of Cochrane’s work and mission. Since 2001, through Prof. Sheiham’s generosity, Cochrane researchers from low- and middle-income countries have been funded and supported to complete a Cochrane Review on a topic relevant to their region, and to cascade knowledge about Cochrane and evidence-based health care (EBHC) to their local networks. The award has been administered since 2014 by Cochrane South Africa (SA) which is based in Cape Town and actively coordinates regional activities for Cochrane in Africa.

Since February 2014, the scholarship has evolved into a new award focusing on leadership in EBHC – the Aubrey Sheiham EBHC in Africa Leadership Award. With an updated and more concentrated focus, the award will be awarded annually to an individual based in Africa, and will support the conduct and dissemination of a high-impact Cochrane Review on a topic relevant to resource-constrained settings. In addition to completing their chosen Cochrane Review and disseminating its findings, the award recipient will support capacity development by mentoring a novice author based in Africa through the review process. This continues the scholarship’s tradition of building knowledge and research networks, and will be actively supported by the Cochrane SA team.

The call for applications for the 2015 Sheiham Award is open until 30 June 2015, with an announcement of the winner expected by 31 July 2015. For more information on the award and the application and selection processes, please visit the information page.

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