We would like to announce the start of a new Research, Evidence and Development Initiative (READ-It) programme of work. READ-It is currently in the Inception phase of the programme which runs from 15 May 2018 to 31 March 2019. READ-It (project number 300342-104) is funded by UK aid from the UK government.


The new READ-It web page is currently under development and will be available soon. Check back here often as we want to bring you the latest information on our exciting new project!


Over the past 20 years there has been a concerted effort to use reliable evidence in making decisions about health care. The Effective Health Care Research Consortium (EHCRC) aims to improve the evidence base and ensure its dissemination. The EHCRC helps to ensure that healthcare problems relevant to low- and middle-income countries are addressed, and that people living in these countries are part of the process.


EHCRC Partners


The EHCRC Partners have significant experience engaging in national and international policy debate and awareness-raising activities in their areas of expertise. undefined

EHCRC Key Achievements


Since 2011, the EHCRC has achieved a number of key milestones and outcomes, making a significant impact on policy and research in tropical diseases. undefined



Since 1994, the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) has been preparing systematic reviews on the benefits and harms of healthcare interventions for infectious diseases, in particular malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoea, and tropical diseases. The CIDG editorial base is located at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, UK. The CIDG is part of the EHCRC. The EHCRC, which is funded by UK aid from the UK Government for the benefit of low- and middle-income countries, is the main funder of the CIDG. undefined