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The Cochrane Collaboration and South African Cochrane Centre (SACC)

Godwin N. Aja, MCH, CHES

Department of Health Sciences

Babcock University

Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

A Workshop Presentation at the African Cochrane Contributors Meeting organized by the South African Cochrane Centre, May 22-29, 2007 at the South African Medical and Research Council Conference Centre, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa

The Cochrane Collaboration

  • An international organization

  • Aims to help people make well-informed decisions about health care by:

    • Preparing, maintaining, and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions.

    • Synthesizing healthcare evidence (since 1993)

      “It is surely a great criticism of our profession that we have not organized a critical summary, by specialty or subspecialty, adapted periodically, of all relevant randomized controlled trials”.

      Archie Cochrane, 1979

Brief History

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  • Seven randomized controlled trials (RCTs)

  • Comparing short, inexpensive course of a corticosteroid with a placebo.

  • Each horizontal line represents the results of one trial (the shorter the line, the more certain the result);

  • Diamond represents their combined results

  • Vertical line indicates trials had similar effects

  • Diamond to the left of the vertical line indicates treatment studied is beneficial.

  • The first of these RCTs was reported in 1972.

The principles

  • Collaboration

  • Building on enthusiasm of individuals

  • Avoiding duplication

  • Minimizing bias

  • Keeping up to date

  • Ensuring relevance

  • Ensuring access

  • Continuous quality improvement

  • Continuity

  • Enabling wide participation

Cochrane CollaborationStructure

Collaborative Review Groups


Steering Group

Methods Groups


The Consumer Network

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South African


CRG structure

Editorial Office

Co-ordinating Editor

Review Group Co-ordinator

Trials Search Co-ordinator

Consumer referees

Internal/External referees


Review authors

Contact/feedback editors



Web site

South African Cochrane Centre (SACC)

  • Part of the international Cochrane Collaboration

  • The only Cochrane Centre in Africa and serves as the reference Centre for individuals in the following African countries:

    • Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe


SACC Mission

  • To prepare and maintain systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions. To promote access to and the use of evidence from systematic reviews in healthcare decision making throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

SACC Current Projects

  • African Trials Register

  • Evidence in Action Board GameEvidence-based Practice

  • Training workshopsHIV/AIDS Mentoring Programme

  • Reviews for Africa Programme (RAP)

  • Supporting Translation of Evidence into Policy and Practice (STEPP)

  • Systematic Review Group Problem-busting Sessions

  • Cochrane systematic review protocol development and RevMan workshop

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