Coronavirus (578) Weekly update no.5 - Evidence Aid COVID-19 project

9 May, 2020

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

Here is the fifth weekly update on our COVID-19 project, designed to keep our partners, volunteers and staff up to date with what Evidence Aid is doing. Please feel free to forward within your networks.

Evidence Aid COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin

Report covering 7 days to 7th May 2020 -

Systematic review summaries

184 summaries on the website in total (19 added this week); 76 summaries in progress


150 in Arabic; 152 in Chinese (simplified); 147 in Chinese (traditional); 155 in French; 5 in Italian; 154 in Portuguese; 158 in Spanish;

Literature searches

3 searches completed this week; 7 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.

Comms/Social Media

Joint press release issued, in partnership with Oxford PharmaGenesis. Daily Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn posts, with social media messages in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.


3,600 people have used the Evidence Aid website in the past 7 days (13,600 in the last 30 days). We have continuing strong engagement from South America (25% of total users over this period were from this region). 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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