An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian context (Washington, USA)

About: Building on his successful and popular courses on systematic reviews in a wide variety of settings, Professor Mike Clarke will lead this 1-day Evidence Aid course to place systematic reviews in the context of disasters and humanitarian aid.

What will be learned: The course will provide learning and practical experience in key aspects of reviewing; such as question formulation and eligibility, searching, data extraction, analysis and reporting. Participants should leave the course feeling more comfortable about doing their own review and more confident when using reviews for decision making. The course will combine discussion, small group work and lectures, and is aimed at academics, volunteers and others in the humanitarian or disaster risk reduction sectors. It is free to attend, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Course Faculty: Mike Clarke is a founder of Evidence Aid, with over 25 years’ experience of rigorous evaluations of a variety of interventions, actions and strategies. He teaches widely, and leads the Reviews module on the MSc in Evidence Based Health Care at the University of Oxford. He will be supported by Luis Gabriel Cuervo and Alex Camacho of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Michelle Malloy of the Library of Congress, Tracey Koehlmoos of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Irene Jillson of Georgetown University.

Evidence Aid, a registered charity, champions the evidence-based approach in humanitarian action and runs regular training on systematic reviews. This course, which has been prepared in collaboration with PAHO, Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is the first of its kind to be run in the USA.

Venue, date and applications: The course will be at PAHO, 525 Twenty-third Street, Washington, DC 20037, from 09.00-18.15 on 16 November 2016. Spaces are limited and if you would like to be considered for attendance, e-mail Claire Allen,, with your contact details and host organisation.