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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 …
AWACAN Tool
Experts from the Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT) and Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) trained Village Health Teams (VHTs) in the use of the AWACAN tool. These VHTs from Mpasaana sub-county, Kakumiro district, were also able to …
Cervical screening recommendations
On March 2, 2022, the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) released a scientific opinion providing recommendations on how to improve the existing cancer screening programmes for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer. Ma…
HPV day
Next Friday March 4th is the International HPV Awareness Day. This campaign was started by the International Papillomavirus Society in 2018 and its purpose is to motivate people all over the world to question and learn about HPV, and take action on H…
Training HPV screening
Cervical cancer prevention and early treatment has received a boost in the rural South of Bangladesh. This was after a memorable and eye-opening visit by a team of experts from Dhaka on September 26, 2021, supported by the PRESCRIP-TEC project. Th…
Refresher technical training Bangladesh
During September 2021, 50 Friendship Community MedicAids (FCM’s) in the South of Bangladesh received intensive training which will go a long way towards prevention and early treatment of cervical cancer in the communities they serve. As part of th…
Cervical Cancer Training
Last October our partner FRIENDSHIP conducted a six-day training programme on cervical cancer screening for paramedics and doctors at the National Center for Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening and Training at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical Un…
Jaap Koot talking about cervical cancer
Last June, Dr. Jaap Koot, coordinator of PRESCRIP-TEC, talked about cervical cancer at the International Student Congress of (bio)Medical Sciences (ISCOMS), one of the World’s leading student congresses in medical sciences. Dr. Koot stressed that …
Building in teal to fight against cervix cancer
Cancer of the cervix of the uterus is preventable and curable. Yet it is the fourth most common form of cancer among women. In 2018, around 570.000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide, and 311.000 died of the disease. Few diseases …