WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making
Systematic reviews (following the Cochrane methodology) are used to ensure that WHO guidelines recommendations are informed by best available evidence.
Dr Celeste Naude and Dr Liesl Nicol from the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care recently contributed as facilitators and presenters at the third annual WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making, held on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca from 25 July to 5 August 2016.
This Institute brings together experts from:
- World Health Organization’s Nutrition for Health and Development Department,
- Cochrane, and
- Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
to train participants in the development of systematic reviews of nutrition interventions, including applying the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) tool to assess the overall quality of evidence.
The Institute was attended by 27 participants from 8 countries – mostly nutrition researchers and practitioners with interest in the application of scientific evidence in policy making.
Acknowledgements: Some training and resources developed with support from the Effective Health Care Research Consortium. This Consortium is funded by UK aid from the UK Government for the benefit of developing countries (Grant: 5242). The views expressed do not necessarily reflect UK government policy