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The next step towards the elimination of iodine deficiency and preventable iodine-related disorders in Europe

Objective

The iodine status is a primary determinant of thyroid disorders, which are a major cause of morbidity, particularly in women. In addition, even mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy is related to neurocognitive impairment in the offspring. Iodine deficiency imposes tremendous costs on the health-care systems of affected regions, but can easily be prevented by iodine fortification programmes. In many countries, iodine deficiency receives surprisingly little publicity.
The initial EUthyroid consortium evaluated European prevention programmes against iodine deficiency and uncovered major limitations including the low awareness on the importance of iodine for healthy living. EUthyroid2 will now fill important gaps in the prevention of iodine deficiency in Europe and beyond.
The main objective of EUthyroid2 is to improve the low awareness with respect to iodine deficiency-related risks in adolescents and young women. The major aim is to find best practice models for accessing and informing them to increase their awareness and to improve their iodine status in order to lay the foundation for their own thyroid and general health and that of their offspring.
Implementation studies and community-based randomised-controlled trials will be conducted with the objective of increasing iodine-related awareness in adolescents and young women up to age of 24 before pregnancy. The interventions are multimodal and performed in the two settings educational system and ambulatory care in eight study regions.
As public health project EUthyroid2 is not only science, but will also serve our societies. Therefore, dissemination of findings to various sectors of our countries and the EU will be of utmost importance. By finding best practice models to raise the awareness on the importance of iodine for a healthy life of their own and their offspring in young people, EUthyroid2 will lay the foundation for a cost-effective way to eradicate iodine deficiency-related disorders.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN GREIFSWALD KORPERSCHAFT DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 010 015,00
Address
Fleischmannstrasse 8
17489 Greifswald
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 188 460,00
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej 101
2800 Kongens Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 281 712,50
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 345 687,50
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 130 687,50
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31-007 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 122 625,00
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3rd Floor
3036 Lemesos

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Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES TRUST
Bangladesh
Net EU contribution
€ 20 825,00
Address
125/1 Darus Salam
1216 Dhaka

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISLAMIA COLLEGE PESHAWAR
Pakistan
Net EU contribution
€ 20 965,00
Address
Jamrud Road Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
25120 Peshawar

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
VÄSTRA GÖTALANDSREGIONEN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 11 250,00
Address
Regionens Hus
462 80 Vanersborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERZITETNI KLINICNI CENTER LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 234 687,50
Address
Zaloska Cesta 002
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
THYROID FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL
Sweden
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€ 200 250,00
Address
Kyrkogatan 3 Str Lgh 1201
434 23 Kungsbacka

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Hallands län
Activity type
Other
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€ 0,00

Partners (4)

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
IODINE GLOBAL NETWORK
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
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No data
WORLD IODINE ASSOCIATION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Keizerstraat 29
1740 Ternat

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Other
Other funding
No data