Coronavirus (611) Weekly update no.6 - Evidence Aid COVID-19 project

16 May, 2020

Dear Friends (with apologies for any cross-posting),

This week, our project passed an important milestone. We have now published over 200 plain-English summaries of high-quality reviews relevant to COVID-19 on the Evidence Aid website. Over 1,000 summaries now available in languages other than English. This achievement is thanks in very great part to the generosity, hard work, skill and commitment of our volunteers and partners. Thank you!

We will continue to add to the collection in the coming months and we hope you can continue to support us.

As ever, please feel free to forward within your networks.

Evidence Aid COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin

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Systematic review summaries

209 summaries on the website in total (27 added this week); 73 summaries in progress


165 in Arabic; 166 in Chinese (simplified); 162 in Chinese (traditional); 169 in French; 9 in Italian; 169 in Portuguese; 169 in Spanish;

Literature searches

4 searches completed this week; 3 searches in progress

Volunteers - international

A total of 65 amazing volunteers (40 summary writers; 10 screeners; 15 information specialists/librarians) from more than 15 countries

Global Reach

Among others, we are collaborating with WHO, Public Health England, PAHO, Queen's University Belfast, Cochrane, Campbell, Translators Without Borders, Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative, the Irish Global Health Network, Health Service Executive Ireland, McMaster University (COVID-END) and Oxford PharmaGenesis. Evidence Aid are supported by H2H, with funding from UK Aid, and by a core grant from Oxford PharmaGenesis.

Comms/Social Media

Regular Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn posts, with social media messages in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.


4,400 people have used the Evidence Aid website in the past 7 days (14,700 in the past 30 days). This week, we've seen a significant spike in the number of users coming to us from the Middle East and North Africa (20% of total users) as well as continued engagement in Latin America (22% of total users). Our priority remains to build engagement in Lower-and-Middle-Income Countries.

With very best wishes,

Ben Heaven Taylor

Chief Executive Officer


Skype: live:ben_taylor45

Phone: 07880 635014


Twitter @EvidenceAid

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