Coronavirus (552) Evidence Aid COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin

5 May, 2020

w/e 30th April 2020 -

Systematic review summaries

166 summaries on the website in total (27 added this week); 60 summaries in progress


136 in Arabic; 115 in Chinese (simplified); 125 in Chinese (traditional); 137 in French; 3 in Italian; 127 in Portuguese; 143 in Spanish;

Literature searches

4 searches completed this week; 5 searches in progress

Volunteers - international

A total of 69 amazing volunteers (44 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, Cochrane, Campbell, 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.

Social Media

We have been granted a substantial amount of free advertising by Twitter in recognition of our work. Daily Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn posts are directing people to the main evidence collection as well as to particular summaries. Twitter engagements continue to risk (over 500 likes, retweets etc. this week). We continue to send out social media messages in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.


3,000 people have visited the Evidence Aid website in the past week. We have continuing strong engagement from India and South America (together, these countries account for 20% of our total users). Our priority remains to build engagement in Lower-and-Middle-Income Countries.

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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