Funded by the European Union
Department of Biotechnology Government of India

The PRESCRIP-TEC consortium met for the first time in person

Prescrip-tec consortium meeting

The PRESCRIP-TEC consortium met for the first time in person in Groningen on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March. The meeting was attended by representatives from all countries where the program is being implemented. More than 9 nationalities together, representing 18 institutions with the common goal of eliminating cervical cancer as a public health problem. … Read more

EU presents the Country Cancer Profiles

cancer profile per country

Last Wednesday 1st February 2023 the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, presented the EU Country Profiles at the Conference on cancer held in Stockholm. The Country Cancer Profiles aim to identify inequalities, strengths, challenges and specific areas of action on cancer prevention and care for the EU Member States, Norway and … Read more

Cervical cancer screening – Working in remote areas in the south of Bangladesh

implementing cervical screening in remote areas in Bangladesh

The PRESCRIP-TEC project is conducting implementation research into improving secondary prevention of cervical cancer through a unique screening method using a self-test for HPV infection. During November 2022 Dr. Jessica Vet of the Female Cancer Foundation visited southern Bangladesh to observe the progress of the project and to share her expertise. The PRESCRIP-TEC project This … Read more

Training data collectors in Bangladesh for end-line study

icddr,b and Friendship NGO working to prevent cervical cancer.

Extensive in-person training of field-workers in Bangladesh was done at the end of November. The purpose was to train them in the use of quantitative data collection tools for an End-line study as part of the PRESCIP-TEC research. The training was done by the PRESCRIP-TEC partners, icddr,b and FRIENDSHIP NGO. The research organisation, icddr,b will … Read more

PRESCRIP-TEC wins award in Knowledge sharing competition at GACD conference

The Prevention and Screening Innovation Project towards Elimination of Cervical Cancer (PRESCRIP-TEC) won the Community Choice award in the Knowledge Sharing poster competition at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GADC). The poster, in cartoon strip form, presents a story about patients who benefit from the PRESCRIP-TEC cervical screening project. … Read more

Strengthening communication ties and supporting the PRESCRIP-TEC fieldwork in Uganda

This year the Connaxis communications team visited all four countries where the PRESCRIP-TEC project is being carried out. Uganda was the last field visit of the year. During this visit, they had the pleasure of being accompanied by Dr van Slooten, the supervising doctor of the Female Cancer Foundation. They met with the Uganda project … Read more

Cervical cancer elimination day of action: We illuminated Bratislava’s landmarks

teal blue cervical cancer

Our partner, The Association of European Leagues Against Cancer, has taken the lead in informing and raising awareness for improving overall health services to eliminate cervical cancer. Also, they have contacted the Presidential Palace and the National Bank of Slovakia with a request to light their buildings in teal blue. In this way, the Presidential … Read more

Strengthening PRESCRIP-TEC communication between teams in India

A Connaxis communications team visited Manipal, and Bengaluru to gain first-hand insight into the context in which the PRESCRIP-TEC project is being carried out in India. During these visits the team met with project partners, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM), and St. John’s Medical College. While in India, the Connaxis … Read more

PRESCRIP-TEC partners in Bangladesh brief key stakeholders

During September the two PRESCRIP-TEC partners in Bangladesh liaised with the government and key stakeholders to share the progress and potential impact of the project. Study briefing sessions on PRESCRIP-TEC were held at the Rangpur and Khulna medical colleges. At the end of these important communication sessions, participants were eager to take part in the … Read more