Project management and implementation skills
Description of humanitarian and development projects implemented by our organization in developing countries the last years:

  • “Health care and iodine deficiency confrontation projects in sensitive populations of mountainous Azerbaijan’’. Implemented in collaboration with the non-governmental organization ‘’Medecins du monde – Greek Department’’. From 1999-2003. The total cost of the project was € 400.000, from which € 270.000 were granted by the EU and € 130.000 by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • “Confrontation of iodine deficiency disorders in schoolchildren as well as in the whole population of the mountainous area of Caucasus in the republic of Azerbaijan” (2005- € 160.000).

  • “Contribution in the confrontation of iodine deficiency disorders in schoolchildren of mountainous Azerbaijan” (2007 – 2010, € 350.000).

  • “Assessment of the daily dietary iodine intake and iodine deficiency disorders in schoolchildren of Kyrgyz Republic’’, finally implemented in Uzbekistan (2005 – € 80.000).“

  • “Assessment of the daily dietary iodine intake; assessment and treatment of iodine deficiency disorders in schoolchildren of the Republic of Georgia“ (2007 -2010, € 180.000).

  • Highlight the role of our organization and the degree of its contribution to the projects.
    In all projects in Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, the role of the University of Patras was of great importance, as all projects were implemented under the direct leadership of the University of Patras scientific team with the collaboration of local colleagues.

    Comparative Aspects and Logical framework Approach
    In order to estimate the impact of the above described genetic and environmental factors affecting Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) and Iodine supplementation in pregnant and lactating women, recruited women should originate from countries with adequate Iodine intake as well as from countries with moderate and severe Iodine deficiency. This is the reason for selecting both European and Central Asia countries. The European partners have been chosen based on their previous experience in confronting and treating IDD. The central Asia countries have been chosen mainly thanks to the previous work conducted in collaboration with the coordinating group of this project.