Coronavirus (689) Weekly update no.8 - Evidence Aid COVID-19 project

1 June, 2020

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

Here is the eighth weekly update on our COVID-19 project.

Today, we have launched our new website. This has been extensively re-designed to improve the search function and to be more accessible to mobile users. We would very much appreciate any feedback on the design and functionality, and on the accessibility and relevance of the content (

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Evidence Aid COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin

Report covering 7 days to 28th May 2020 -

Systematic review summaries

237 summaries on the website in total (9 added this week); 76 summaries in progress


165 in Arabic; 166 in Chinese (simplified); 162 in Chinese (traditional); 169 in French; 15 in Italian; 169 in Portuguese; 169 in Spanish;

Literature searches

0 searches completed this week; 2 searches in progress

Volunteers - international

A total of 64 amazing volunteers (39 summary writers; 10 screeners; 15 information specialists/librarians) from 15 countries

Global Reach

Among others, we are collaborating with WHO, Public Health England, PAHO, Queen’s University Belfast, Health and Social Care Northern Ireland, 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.


6,254 people have used the Evidence Aid website in the past 7 days (19,177 in the past 30 days), a 40% increase on the previous week. This growth has been primarily driven by new users from the Middle East in addition to continued strong engagement from Latin America.

With very best wishes,

Ben Heaven Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

Email: | skype: live:ben_taylor45 |Phone: 07880 635014 |Web: | Twitter @EvidenceAid

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