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Working collaboratively with vulnerable women to identify the best implementation gains by screening cervical cancer more effectively in European countries

Objective

CBIG-SCREEN aims to tackle inequality in cervical cancer screening (CCS) continuum. Though CCS programmes drastically reduce cervical cancer mortality, they remain largely inaccessible and underused by subpopulations of vulnerable women, creating inequality in the European healthcare system. CCS programmes rarely reach the subgroups at highest risk, adding to the challenges underserved populations already face in their efforts to maintain their socioeconomic and physical health. CBIG-SCREEN will create a Europe-wide knowledge framework around barriers to CCS and generate policies, programmes, communications and other required services to meet the needs of underserved sub-populations of women with inherent high-risk of cervical cancer and low (perceived) access to proper healthcare routes. CBIG-SCREEN will be working collaboratively with vulnerable and underserved women to identify the interventions that will more effectively engage and retain them in CCS programmes in European countries. Through stakeholder engagement, mathematical analyses, and structured reviews of current policies, our consortium will collect, analyse, and share knowledge about shortcomings and opportunities for improving CCS continuum that will directly translate to policy recommendations and be used to adapt and extend national CCS with interventions tailored to vulnerable subpopulations. By deploying screening programmes aimed specifically to serve vulnerable women we can thus leverage limited resources to quickly reduce CCS mortality. Our interventions aim to reduce health inequality by increasing screening ratios among vulnerable women from 26% to 45% and intend to offer support to policymakers and national programmes to help Europe reach or exceed the WHO 2030 target of screening >70% of women for cervical cancer. CBIG-SCREEN project will realise the needed improvements in the European screening policies to address the current inequities and thus accelerate cervical cancer elimination.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer/cervical cancer
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/mathematical analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 330 410

Participants (13)

REGION MIDTJYLLAND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 479 375
Address
Skottenborg 26
8800 Viborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 697 438,75
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AZIENDA UNITA SANITARIA LOCALE DI REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 125 581,25
Address
Via Amendola 2
42100 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE SAUDE PUBLICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 190 026,25
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira - Edificio Gomes Teixeira
4050 290 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 167 122,50
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 135 937,50
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTUL ONCOLOGIC PROF DR ION CHIRICUTA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 146 692,50
Address
Strada Republicii 34-36
400015 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 208 375
Address
Pearse Street 33
2 Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER
France
EU contribution
€ 420 050
Address
150 Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon Cedex 08
Activity type
Other
ECOLE D'ECONOMIE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 183 237,50
Address
Boulevard Jourdan 48
75014 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAUCHNO-UZSLEDOVATELSKI CENTRE PSIHOLOGIYA I ZDRAVE FONDATSIYA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 134 875
Address
Ulica Atanas Dalchev 10 Ap 14
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES LIGUES CONTRE LE CANCER ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 188 228,75
Address
Chaussee De Louvain 479
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
INSERM TRANSFERT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 254 500
Address
Rue Watt 7
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)