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PRESCRIP-TEC communication team visits Bangladesh to strengthen messaging

A Connaxis communications team visited Bangladesh to gain first-hand insight into the context in which the PRESCRIP-TEC project is being carried out in this country. They were briefed in various meetings with project partners and also observed the services in rural areas. In addition, they were able to interview project beneficiaries and collect visual materials … Read more

Connaxis field visit to Slovakia

Roma Community in Slovakia

The PRESCRIP-TEC project will benefit greatly from a field visit to Slovakia by their Connaxis communications team. The team was not only able to learn about the local context but also collected hundreds of images and hours of video recordings to use in PRESCRIP-TEC communications. “The stories of the beneficiaries were very moving. We are … Read more

Implementing cervical cancer screening during health emergencies

Friendship has been implementing the cervical cancer screening and treatment program in the northern region of Bangladesh at two floating hospitals, two clinics at Gaibandha and Chilmari, and the Friendship Hospital Shyamnagar in the south. The programme uses a standard protocol including visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), colposcopy, cryotherapy and thermal ablation in regular … Read more

PRESCRIP-TEC field visit with UMCG medical students in Bangladesh

HPV screening in Bangladesh

Three medical students from the University Medical Center of Groningen, together with head office and field staff of the Friendship’s Health team visited Gaibandha, Bangladesh in May 2022. They joined in the baseline phase of the PRESCRIP-TEC project in Gaibandha Sundarganj,one of the project locations. A long but pleasant journey To be able to conduct … Read more

Field visit to Uganda health centres

Field visit Uganda

In April Dr. Frederik van Slooten, supervisory doctor with the Female Cancer Foundation paid a successful visit to Uganda. He was accompanied by three students of the University Medical Centre Groningen He was in discussions with the Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT) and the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) and, together, they also visited … Read more

Glorious’ cervical screening story

Cervical cancer test in Uganda

Health volunteer Glorious had some serious personal health concerns about cancer. Through cervical cancer training and the opportunity for cervical screening thereafter she was able to put her concerns to rest. Cervical cancer training in Uganda Glorious is a health volunteer in Kisengwe, Uganda. She is 39 years old and she is part of the … Read more