Job vacancies in evidence synthesis with Cochrane Infectious Diseases group - Liverpool, UK

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane ’s premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.Two job positions are currently being advertised with the Centre (Research Assistant and Clinical Research Associate in evidence synthesis).  A further position is advertised with the University of Liverpool (Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Associate in medical statistics).For informal inquiries regarding the two  LSTM posts, please contact: paul.garner@lstmed.ac.ukResearch Assistant  Full-time, fixed-term appointment for 1 year. Based in LiverpoolFull details are available here:  Research Assistant | LSTM (lstmed.ac.uk)Closing date: 28 April 2021Based in Liverpool, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant to join the team of 11 staff to contribute to public health and clinical Cochrane reviews relevant to COVID-19. CIDG work closely with the Central Cochrane Editorial Unit in prioritising and completing relevant reviews. We have published reviews in public health measures including quarantine, diagnostic tests, and treatm...
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Steve Lindsay, a public health entomologist at Durham University, is midway through explaining how dogs might play a role in detecting COVID-19 infections when a decidedly less-well trained canine interrupts our conversation. “If you’ll excuse me for a minute, I’ve got a naughty black Labrador out in the back garden doing something it shouldn’t be doing,” Lindsay says. He disappears. I hear barking. He returns accompanied by a chocolate lab. “She’s not as skilled as the detection dogs,” Lindsay says as the pup tries to lick his face. “But it’s really interesting t...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
[Nation] The national attention may now be riveted on the raging Covid-19 pandemic, but there are also other serious health challenges that must not be ignored. Should the health authorities take their eyes off some of these perennial scourges, the consequences could be more devastating, as the deadly coronavirus, which has been wreaking havoc for more than six months, is not over yet.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
(KU Leuven) Virologists from the KU Leuven Rega Institute in Belgium have shown that a treatment with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does not limit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication in hamsters. A high dose of the anti-flu drug favipiravir, by contrast, has an antiviral effect in the hamsters. The team published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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[Premium Times] Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, over 90 per cent of life-saving malaria intervention campaigns scheduled for this year are still on track.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Premium Times] Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, over 90 per cent of life-saving malaria intervention campaigns scheduled for this year are still on track.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Vanguard] Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, malaria - one of the world's oldest diseases - is impacting disproportionately on pregnant women and children aged under five.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[New Dawn] New data confirms that over 90% of life-saving malaria intervention campaigns scheduled for this year are on track across Africa, Asia and the Americas, helping to protect millions from the disease and avoid a severe increase in malaria cases and deaths in the face of significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries that in recent years either reached or are on the verge of reaching zero malaria cases also are maintaining their focus on eliminating this preventable and treatable disease.
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Almost all planned work against the disease has gone ahead this year, delivering nets, drugs and the world ’s first malaria vaccineMore than 90% of anti-malaria campaigns planned this year across four continents are on track, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.The delivery of insecticide-treated nets and provision of antimalarial medicinesin the majority of malaria-affected countriesacross Africa, Asia and the Americas were still going ahead, a high-level meeting organised by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria heard on Thursday.Continue reading...
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[Ethiopian Herald] Even if it is not yet clear whether malaria infection presents an additional risk factor for becoming infected with COVID-19 or the severity of the infection, researchers do agree that there are several reasons to be concerned about malaria within the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The malaria drug did not show any benefit versus placebo in reducing coronavirus infection among healthcare workers, according to clinical trial results published on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information
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