This is an archived website for the Effective Health Care Research Consortium (EHCRC) (grant number 5242), which was funded by UK aid through the Department for International Development (DFID) and was operational from 2009-2018.

The new Research, Evidence and Development Initiative (READ-It) builds upon the previous work of the EHCRC. READ-It is an accountable grant funded by UK aid through DFID (project number 300342-104) and runs from 2018 to 2024.

Visit the READ-It website to find out more.


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