Tag Archives: systematic review

Research: An evidence review of research on health interventions in humanitarian crises

The need for a stronger scientific evidence base for responses to humanitarian crises has been identified by various public health actors. To this end, ELHRA (with funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust) commissioned … Continue reading

Systematic review of child faeces disposal interventions

Fiona Majorin is a research assistant and PhD student with the Environmental Health Group. Her research explores child faeces disposal as a pathway in disease transmission. Little work has been done in this area to date and subsequently Fiona and others … Continue reading

Exploring the health outcomes of shared sanitation

Marieke Heijnen, a PHD student and research assistant within the Environmental Health Group, has recently collaborated on a systematic review which looks at the health outcomes of shared sanitation use. The piece which was published in PLOSone, brings together the limited available … Continue reading

How much more evidence on community case management of pneumonia in sub-Saharan Africa?

By Joan Kalyango Pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children under five years old worldwide, despite being preventable and treatable, mostly due to poor access to care. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) contributes more than half of the total deaths … Continue reading

Systematic reviews: who is asking the question?

By Gill Walt A recently published paper by de Jongh et al. reports on a study commissioned by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It offers a robust defence of the substantial financial investment donors have made … Continue reading

PUBLICATION: Population-level interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm: An overview of systematic reviews

As part of the Evaluating Local Government Alcohol Policies project, the following output has been published: Link through to it at Preventive Medicine Citation: Martineau F, Tyner E, Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Lock K. Population-level interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm: … Continue reading