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Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action: PRESCRIP-TEC joins the Movement!

Cervical cancer elimination day of action

Cervical cancer could be the world’s first cancer eliminated ever if we follow the Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO):

  • 90% of girls fully vaccinated with the HPV vaccine by the age of 15
  • 70% of women screened using a high-performance test by the age of 35, and again by the age of 45;
  • 90% of women with pre-cancer lesions treated

The greatest challenge in achieving these ratios lies in low and middle-income countries. Developed countries have the necessary equipment and generally implement the appropriate protocols to carry out the WHO recommendations for cervical cancer elimination. But in resource-poor or hard-to-reach settings, in most cases, it is not possible to meet the goals of vaccination, screening or treatment due to lack of means.

Data confirms the inequality between countries: 90% of the deaths due to cervical cancer in 2018 occurred in low and middle-income countries.

For this reason, PRESCRIP-TEC is focusing its research in a new method that leads to effective and innovative cervical cancer screening, including direct treatment and follow-up for women in resource-poor or hard-to-reach areas of Bangladesh, India, Uganda and Slovakia.

Focusing on the detection of HPV infection and using a novel artificial-intelligence-based screening method that does not require neither expensive or very specialised equipment nor the presence of a gynaecologist, PRESCRIP-TEC aims to increase the adoption of cervical cancer screening in places where it would not otherwise be possible to access to it.

Know more about PRESCRIP-TEC project on this video:

You can also join the Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action. Together we can end cervical cancer! #TealTalk