In recognition of his extraordinary contributions towards facilitating the use of evidence based medicine (EBM), Prof. Dr Fazal Ghani, Head of Department of Prosthodontics and Dean Postgraduate Dental Sciences, Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar has earned the right to Cochrane Collaboration Membership. Cochrane Collaboration is a UK registered Charity with its office in Central London. Cochrane has 11,000 members and over 68,000 supporters coming from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Cochrane volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, care-givers, and people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere. The Cochrane global independent network gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research and to make it easily accessible to help all including healthcare providers, policy makers and healthcare consumers make informed choices about treatment. Cochrane has been doing this for 25 years.
The benefits of being a Cochrane Collaboration Member include;
- Voting right in Cochrane elections and helping to shape its future policies and plans.
- Tracking and gaining recognition for his contributions, and using his particular skills and interests most effectively.
- Continuing to build his skills and expertise as an active contributor to Cochrane’s work.
- Receiving information and updates targeted to his skills, interests, and training needs.
As an active Cochrane Collaboration Member, Dr Ghani will commit to adhering to Cochrane’s principles, as well as confirming that he is not currently employed by a medical device manufacturer or pharmaceutical company. Cochrane’s strength lies in the people who make up their community.