In addition to our work to disseminate the results of Cochrane reviews, we are also involved in the following activities:
- Coordination of the GRADE (grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations) Working Group
- Collaboration with the WHO to improve the use of systematic reviews in WHO recommendations (see below)
- Hosting the Norwegian satellite of the Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Review Group
- Contributions to the Cochrane Methodology Review Group and the Cochrane Consumer and Communication Review Group
Collaboration with the WHO to improve the use of systematic reviews in WHO recommendations
Staff at the NbNCC and Norwegian EPOC Satellite collaborate on a regular basis with the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve the use of systematic reviews in WHO recommendations.
In 2012, staff members led the technical team behind the WHO’s guidance on Optimizing health worker roles to improve access to key maternal and newborn health interventions through task shifting (OPTIMIZEMNH). The guidance was based on input from several Cochrane reviews, either initiated or updated in connection with OPTIMIZEMNH.
Available evidence was both presented by the technical team and assessed by the guideline panel using a DECIDE Evidence to Recommendations Framework (See DECIDE page for more information on this process).
Once the OPTIMIZEMNH guidance was finalised, staff at the NbNCC also developed a video presenting the guidance: