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PAHO - Iberoamerican Cochrane Network Award 2013

PAHO -- Iberoamerican Cochrane Network Award 2013

Health Agenda for the Americas 2008 — 2017

Previous award winners*: 2011 Barcelona –2010 Keystone

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network, created this award to recognize systematic reviews and protocols that contribute to the advancement of the Health Agenda for the Americas` 2008-2017, agreed by the Governments of the Americas in 2007. The prize aims to inspire Cochrane authors, reviewers, and other young researchers to develop systematic reviews that contribute to informed decisions in priority topics for the health systems in the Americas.

This year’s theme isPrevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases through healthy lifestyles. Its objective is to promote research on healthy lifestyles as a means of preventing noncommunicable diseases. The prize will be awarded to a systematic review and protocol that answers questions about prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases that are relevant to the health systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

The award recognizes the authors of a systematic review and protocol that have been judged based on their importance and usefulness to health systems in LAC and are of the highest quality. The recipients of the award will be recognized at the Colloquium, and one of the authors will receive free registration, to be decided by the author team and the conference organizers. Eligible works must: (1) Be written by Iberoamerican authors (or residents) living in LAC, affiliated with a Latin American and Caribbean Institution and (2) be of high methodological quality: present a structured summary and recommendations that are concrete and applicable.

*The prize wasn’t offered in 2012.