The GELA (Global Evidence, Local Adaptation) project aims to enhance evidence-informed guideline recommendations for newborn and young child health in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The project, launched in April 2022, was highlighted in the July 2022 issue of the Cochrane Newsletter.

The project will maximise the impact of evidence for poverty-related diseases by increasing the capacity of decision makers and researchers to use global research to develop locally relevant guidelines for newborn and child health. The project will support decision makers in South Africa, Malawi and Nigeria, and will build on and add value to the large-scale programme of child-health guideline development led by the World Health Organization (WHO), with adaptation and implementation led by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO), country offices and national ministries.