EUthyroid // EU Project

Project description:

Despite the fact that iodine deficiency (ID) can easily be prevented by iodine fortification of table salt, industrial salt and cattle food, Europe belongs to the worst regions in terms of access to iodised salt and is seriously ID, resulting in the perpetuation of the single most important, preventable cause of brain damage. European ID is due to significant heterogeneity in prevention and monitoring programs, leading to inappropriate interventions, increased disease burden, health inequities and increased health care costs. Up to 360 Million European citizens are exposed to ID disorders. An effective European monitoring program is a crucial step towards eradication of ID disorders with significant benefits for European citizens and the sustainability of health care systems. The effects of ID in total cause tremendous, preventable costs to health care systems of affected regions.
The overall aim of EUthyroid is to evaluate ID prevention and monitoring programmes in 24 European countries, to initiate capacity building for harmonised European ID prevention and monitoring programs, and to disseminate project outcomes for supporting measures at a national and EU level in order to eradicate ID disorders in Europe. The project will position itself as an international hub for current national initiatives in an attempt to coordinate and support existing national activities. EUthyroid will generate the first harmonised data set of ID resulting in the first valid map of iodine status in Europe. With a dedicated dissemination program informing of the unfavourable health outcomes of ID, EUthyroid will pave the way for a harmonised EU wide regulation of iodination, a common approach to iodine and outcome monitoring and establish recommendations for scientists on how to monitor IDD prevention programs. The project aims to make Europe a benchmark for ID disorder prevention worldwide.

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Quick overview:

Programme: H2020-EU.3.1.2.
Project Reference: 634453
Coordinator: University Medicine Greifswald, Germany
Status: Execution
Start: 01.06.2015
End: 01.08.2018
Total Cost: EUR 3,375,330.25
EU contribution: EUR 2,999,949

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biolution contribution:

Proposal preparation: Content, Administration
Grant preparation: Consortium / Grant Agreement, Budget
Implementation: Project Management, Dissemination

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Partners / Collaborations

biolution GmbH, AT
UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, AT
Free University of Brussels, BE
Sofia University, Faculty of Medicine, Lozenets Hospital, BG
Iodine Global Network, CA
Institute of Endocrinology, CZ
University Hospital Center, Sestre Milosrdnice, HR
The Capital Region of Denmark, Research Centre for Prevention and Health, DK
Endocrinology Centre, EE
National Institute for Health and Welfare, FI
Toulouse University Hospital, FR
University Medicine Greifswald, DE
University of Patras, GR
University of Debrecen, HU
University of Pisa, IT
Landspitali University Hospital, IS
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL
University of Latvia, LV
Centre for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation, Studiorum Zdruzenje, MK
Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, NL
National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, NO
Jagiellonian University, PL
Ministry of National Defense, Armed Forces Military Hospital, PT
University Medical Centre Ljubljana, SI
Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, ES
The Health Sciences Research Institute of the Germans Trias i Pujol Foundation, ES
Uppsala University, SE
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, CH
Queen’s University Belfast, UK
University of Surrey, UK

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