Funded by the European Union
Department of Biotechnology Government of India

Consortium partners

Consortium partners

The PRESCRIP-TEC consortium has a strong representation of the scientific community. All partners collaborate to make the prevention of cervical cancer more accessible, cost-effective and convenient for women in Bangladesh, India, Slovakia and Uganda. Most consortium partners have worked together in other EU projects or other research projects, and know each other from different networks, with stable relations.

University Medical Centre Groningen

The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and the largest employer in the North of the Netherlands. The more than 12,000 employees work together in care, research, training and education with a common goal: to build the future of health.

Female Cancer Foundation

Female Cancer Program Foundation, known as Female Cancer Foundation as of 2011, was founded in 2006 in Leiden and was an initiative born from the partnership in the 80’s between the departments Gynecology, Pathology, Immunohematology and Clinical Epidemiology from the Leiden Universaty Medical Center in The Netherlands (LUMC).

The above-mentioned partnership was founded from the ideal to globally fight and eradicate cervical cancer. Based on this conviction, in the 90’s, several hospitals worldwide were approached in regions of the world where there is a high incidence of cervical cancer. So far, through the LUMC, FCF has engaged in long-term, structural partnerships with fellow institutions in South America (Suriname), Africa (South Africa, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia) and Asia (Indonesia, Bangladesh).

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 83% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.


Connaxis is a communications consulting company that provides customised solutions to clients around the world.

They have a broad experience collaborating with international organisations such as the United Nations the European Commission or the Inter-American Development Bank, carrying out fieldwork in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

International Centre For Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh
  • Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, icddr,b is committed to solving public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through innovative scientific research. By developing, testing and assessing the implementation of interventions specifically designed for resource-poor settings, icddr,b aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the world’s poorest nations. For more than 50 years, icddr,b has been carrying out high-quality research and promoting the uptake of evidence-based interventions. 
  • Vision of icddr,b: A world in which more people survive and enjoy healthy lives
  • Mission of icddr,b: To solve public health problems through innovative scientific research


It is an international Social Purpose Organisation (SPO)* guided by the vision of a world where people — especially the hard-to-reach and unaddressed — have equal opportunities to live with dignity and hope. From Bangladesh, a country facing the most pressing of humanity’s challenges, Friendship develops scalable solutions to strengthen marginalised communities, and empower people to transform their lives and reach their full potential.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

MAHE is one of India’s leading academic and research institutions with more than 250 international collaborations. The University was granted the Institute of Eminence status by Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara college and Hospital of Ayurveda Udupi

For the last 60 years, the private medical institution has dedicated for research and development in Ayurveda system of Medicine

St. John’s Medical College, a unit of CBCI Society of Medical education. Bengaluru

One of the top ten private  medical colleges in India promoting research and development to progress community health.

Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata

A private medical initiative to provide holistic cancer care with cutting edge Technology and world renowned health professionals.

Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata

Regional Cancer Centre of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim

A private medical institution working closely with public sector in North Eastern India in the Himalayan belt for health promotion of local population.

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

National comprehensive Cancer centre for prevention, treatment and research in cancer, Closely associated with Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC).

Trnava University

It is one of the oldest universities in Slovakia, established in 1635 by Cardinal Peter Pázmaň. Trnava University has expertise in public health research, development of clinical guidelines and standard operating procedures, and project implementation in vulnerable groups (Roma communities and homeless people).

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Work was founded in 1994 and was the first faculty in Slovakia to offer full-time master programs in the field of public health. The faculty has been involved in research projects on a global and European scale in various aspects of health.

Healthy Regions Slovakia

We are an allowance organisation, co-funded from the budget of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, with a mission to implement and develop provisional countervailing measures in the area of public health. Our organisation is implementing two main national projects: National project Healthy Communities (under the code 2B) focused on activities in 7 regions in Slovakia and National project Healthy Communities (under the code 3B) focusing activities in Bratislava region. In our activities and operations, we focus on social determinants of health, among others health-related behaviour, material conditions, psychosocial factors, barriers preventing access to healthcare services, health literacy and structural limitations. We focus our mission on people living in substandard social and material conditions in both individual households and whole marginalised Roma communities. 95% of our employees are people from marginalised Roma communities –they are our health mediators, and 75% of them are women.

  • Reducing health disparities
  • Improving access to healthcare services and relevant information
  • Reducing external and internal barriers which prevent access to healthcare services and relevant information
  • Increasing health literacy and promoting personal responsibility towards one‘s own health
  • Increasing the quality of life for communities as well as all individuals

League against Cancer Slovakia

Founded on January 19, 1990 and in the same year became also a member of the European League Against Cancer (ECL) and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC). It is registered as an independent charitable non-profit organization in Slovakia under Act no. 83/1990 Coll. on Civic Associations. The main mission of LCS is to increase awareness about the cancer burden and cancer risk, to inform and educate the wide public, eradicate the damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer, and to emphasize the importance of prevention, early detection and early treatment. In light of this LCS puts great emphasis on promotion of the European Code against Cancer. Likewise, it supports the Ministry of Health in effectively conducting the organised cancer screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer by distributing leaflets and planning discussions for all target groups. At present it actively collaborates on the new EU Action Plan Beating Cancer. LCS on a regular basis supports financially clinical and research projects and purchases medical equipment for oncological hospitals and community settings. LCS has expertise in networking among NGOs and professional organisations, lobby, advocacy and community mobilisation. 

Uganda Rural Development and Training

It is an indigenous organisation founded in 1987 with a vision of transforming Uganda and Africa as a whole.  It has implemented its work in the Mid-Western part of Uganda and especially in the districts of Kakumiro, Kagadi and Kibaale. It has pioneered development approaches in all these districts, and practically applied it with communities within these districts. URDT’s Visionary Approach has influenced development both at local and national levels. Through this approach, communities have looked at development holistically and have grown rapidly through the period of its work in these districts having expertise in Cervical Cancer screening in deprived communities, community mobilization, training, and rural development.

Uganda Cancer Institute

From Kampala, having expertise in national policies, training of health care workers and field studies, research into cancer screening and treatment of cancer patients.