Carried out under the collaboration of the Eastern Mediterranean University, Oxford University and Cyprus Women’s Health Research Association and approved by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ministry of Health, Cyprus Women’s Health Research (COHERE) Initiative Project is being implemented successfully. Within the scope of the project which aims to determine the frequency and the distribution of women’s health conditions and related symptomatology at the Northern part of the island, a geospatial mapping of women’s health will be obtained in 2021. Academic staff and research assistants from EMU and Oxford University contributing to the project have been receiving academic support from Harvard University and London School of Economics.
During the project preparation process which took place between the 15th of September, 2017 and 15th of January, 2018 and to date, 700 women have participated in the TRNC phase of the International Women’s Health Project under EMU – Oxford collaboration. Data collection procedures will continue until the 15th of June, 2019. The project team have paid visits to Lefkoşa Türk Maarif College, Bayraktar Türk Maarif College, Bayraktar Secondary School, 20 Temmuz Science High School, Haydarpaşa Business High School, Atatürk Vocational High School, Sedat Simavi Industrial Vocational High School, Lefkoşa Türk High School, Şehit Ertuğrul Primary School, Şehit Hüseyin Ruso Secondary School, Demokrasi Secondary School, Atleks Sanverler Secondary School, Bülent Ecevit High School, Dikmen Primary School, Levent College, Mavi Elma Pre-School, 19 Mayıs Türk Maarif College, Anafartalar High School, Girne Maarif Pre-School, 23 Nisan Primary School, Gazimağusa Türk Maarif College, Namık Kemal High School, Yenierenköy High School, Yenierenköy Primary School, Karpaz Nursery, Karpaz Primary School, Karpaz Secondary School, Polatpaşa High School, Düzova Primary School, Cihangir Pre-School Education Center, Mehmetçik Primary School, Haspolat Primary School, Güzelyurt Türk Maarif College, Şehit Turgut Secondary School and Güzelyurt Maarif Pre-school since the starting date of data collection which was the 15th of January, 2018.
Visits to State Departments
Within the scope of the project, visits were paid to a number of public and private institutions including Nicosia Turkish Municipality, Nicosia Turkish Municipality Theatre, TRNC Assembly, BRT, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Interior Affairs, Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu Polyclinic, Turkish Bank, Central Bank, Police General Directorate (Nicosiaq, Kyrenia, Famagusta, İskele, Güzelyurt), Cardplus, Kaner Group of Companies, Orhan Şevket Ltd., Esmen Group (Terranova, Calliope, Primadonna), Deniz Plaza, Yurtiçi Kargo, Dream’s Hair, Koton, Adidas, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, Dağlı Trading, Ermataş, Arkın Creative Arts and Design University, EMU Registrar’s Office, Girne Amecan University Psychology Department, Mağusa Yaşam Hospital, Güzelyurt Bazaar, Güzelyurt Land Registry Office, Cyprus Turkish Tobacco Factory, Devpa Supermarket, Toros Centre, Maraş District, İskele Region, and Nicosia Köşklüçiftlik district house visits.