The Cochrane Collaboration must strive to become a more global organization and help facilitate the use of evidence to improve public health, especially in the developing world. It can do so by improving the scope and relevance of its sytematic reviews, by building capacity in countries to synthesize and use evidence for health policy development, and by addressing the challenge of developing methodologies for dealing with different types of evidence commonly used by health decision-makers in resource- and evidence-challenged settings.
Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2009, 1, (2), pp. 41-46, [DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-5391.2009.01016.x]
Evaluating the global ‘Evidence Footprint’: how can evidence better serve the needs of global public health?