LSTM has been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health.
This initiative is supported by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, which supports the WHO in developing recommendations for healthcare policy, developing guidelines for the management of infectious diseases, organising training in research methods, and assisting in the communication of research results to policy makers, clinicians, teachers, and the public in low- and middle-income countries.
This work includes:
- Providing rigorous, up to date systematic reviews to help inform decision making
- Helping build capacity in low- and middle-income countries in research synthesis
- Supporting WHO guideline development
- Helping WHO in its role as an infomediary in communicating reliable summaries of research evidence to policy makers, clinicians, teachers, and the public in low- and middle-income countries
Current designation period 2012 – 2024
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