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IAES Special Projects

The IAES offers and sponsors a wide range of special projects at all levels in different parts of the World since 1958.

 

The IAES Special Projects Teams are managed by Dr Lucy Haydon, one of the IAES Senior Trustees since 1989 to date.  The Special Projects Committee Members include:

 

PROJECT LEADERS

Dr Lucy Haydon, UK

Dr Angela Robinson, UK

 

PROJECT MEMBERS

Dr Colin Bolen-Smith, Switzerland

Dr Jacinta Rodrigues, Portugal

Dr Edwin Jacques, the Netherlands

Dr Mary Phillips, New Zealand

Dr Peter Ansell, USA

Dr (Mrs) Sue Saunders, Australia (1966 to 2007, and working as an Independent Research Awards Management Consultant internationally)

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

Each Special Project targets a particular community globally and runs for a minimum of 10 years, but usually lasts for up to 20 years or more.  The projects usually deal with issues in healthcare, research and education in a particular community.

 

The following Special Projects have been awarded by the IAES and undertaken by experienced researchers at various institutions and organisation internationally over the past 57 years:

 

INVESTIGATION OF WATERBORNE DISEASES IN ASIA AND AFRICA PROJECT

 

This project was the first ever awarded IAES Special projects, and deals with investigating the causes and prevention of water borne diseases in the continents of Asia and Africa.  The Project was awarded to Dr Marin Muamba of Zambia and his international teams from Asia and Africa. 

 

The project started in June 1958 and ended in June 1978, which a recommendation report for the prevention of waterborne diseases in the community.  This project provided opportunities for members of the project team to undertake Research Degree studies in subjects related to the theme of the various parts of the investigation.

 

In 2009, the Special Projects Committee members have approved further grants for the project to be extended to other parts of the World, which include South America and Eastern Europe.  The new appointed Project Leader was Professor Ana Fernandez of Colombia, and she has been leading the project team since November 2009.

 

DEALING WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES IN THE COMMUNITY 

 

This project was awarded to Dr Paul Anderson and his co-workers from Australia to examine the impacts of cardiovascular diseases in the community, and to develop a guideline for dealing with the diseases in various communities in Australia and New Zealand.  The Project ran from January 1979 to January 1989.

 

This project also gave opportunities for members of the project team to undertake Research Degree studies in subjects related to the theme of the various parts of the investigation.

 

In 2010, the Special Projects Committee members have approved further grants for the project to be extended to other parts of the World, which include Africa and South Asia.  The new appointed Project Leader was Professor Sanjay Patel of India, and he has been leading the project team since August 2011.

 

EUROPEAN HELICOBACTER PYLORI PROJECT

 

This project was initially awarded to Professor (Dr) Comfort Osonnaya and her co-workers from the United Kingdom to examine and evaluate various effects of Helicobacter pylori infectious in various groups in the community, and to develop guidelines for dealing with the infections in various communities like in east London and Essex and Eastern England,  including communities in Bulgaria and Romania. The Project ran from January 1990 to January 2010.

 

This project also gave opportunities for members of the project team to undertake Research Degree studies in subjects related to the theme of the various parts of the investigations.

 

Due to the findings of the initial 20 years of the project in Europe, and the emerging epidemiological factors therein, the project team applied to the to the Special Events Committee for extension of grants in order to enable them to expand the studies in the previous communities they studies, and also to undertake new studies in other areas of the World in order to obtain comparable data.  Hence in 2012, the Special Projects Committee members have approved further grants for the project to be extended to other parts Europe and various parts of the World, which include Bulgaria, Romania and some regions of Africa from March 2013. 

 

The Project Team members nominated Professor (Dr) Comfort Osonnaya to continue to lead the project, which was approved by the Committee in March 2014.

 

THE MIDDLE EAST DIABETES PROJECT

 

This project was awarded to Dr Khalid Husain and his co-workers from United Arab Emirates in August 2013 to examine the increase in the prevalence of diabetes in the community, and how to implement preventative measures in the society at large.

 

This project also gives opportunities for members of the project team to undertake Research Degree studies in subjects related to the theme of the various parts of the investigation.

 

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ON DEVELOPING EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMNT OF DEPRIVATION AND CO-MORBIDITY ISSUES IN THE COMMUNITY

 

The European Community Development project on Deprivation and Co-morbidity problems was awarded to Professor (Dr) Comfort Osonnaya and her co-workers from the United Kingdom to evaluate and develop evidence-based guidelines for the management of deprivation and co-morbidity in various communities in Europe.  The initial project began in Brent and harrow areas of London, UK in 2002/2003.   It further continued from Thurrock, East London and Essex, UK 2006 to 2013. 

 

Due to the findings of the initial 11 years of the project in London and Essex, UK, and the Europe, and the emerging epidemiological factors therein, the project team applied to the to the Special Events Committee for extension of grants in order to enable them to expand the studies in the previous communities they studies, and also to undertake new studies in other areas of the World in order to obtain comparable data.  Hence in 2012, the Special Projects Committee members have approved further grants for the project to be extended to other parts Europe and various parts of the World, which include Bulgaria, Romania and some regions of Africa from March 2013.  The Project is still under the leadership of Professor (Dr) Comfort Osonnaya.

 

This project also gave opportunities for members of the project team to undertake Research Degree studies in subjects related to the theme of the various parts of the investigations.

 

Many findings from this project at large have been widely disseminated in various media, including journal articles, books, conference proceedings and workshops by members of the project team internationally.

 

 

DEALING WITH COMMON CANCERS IN THE COMMUNITY

 

This project was awarded to Professor Mark Harrison of the USA and his team of researchers in June 2014 to examine the increase in the prevalence of cancers in the community, and how to implement screening and preventative measures in various communities globally.  This project is also taken in collaboration with other organisations with interest in the promotion of innovations, research and education in society.

 

This project also gives opportunities for members of the project team to undertake Research Degree studies in subjects related to the theme of the various parts of the investigation.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

For more information on the IAES Special Projects, please contact: research@iaes.org.uk  .

 

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