Prevent It Partners

The composition of the Prevent It Partners team aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Create a pool of universities having super-expertise from different health sciences fields and societal contexts;
  • Inclusion of experts in communication and marketing;
  • Differentiate the typology of stakeholders involved in the consortium;
  • Differentiate consortium NGOs skills;
  • Inclusion of consortium partners having a pre-existent network with strategic stakeholders;

The geographical spread of the Prevent It Partners in India includes Agartala, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Kochi, Manipal, Pune & Tirupati. As for Europe, the consortium includes Lisbon, Maastricht, Milan and Riga



Address: Ponekkara, P. O, Kochi – 682 041 Kerala, India

Amrita University is spread across five campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the University headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Accredited ‘A’ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is a teaching hospital and super-specialty tertiary care center located in Kerala, southern state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, enjoys a sprawling campus with state-of-art facilities in healthcare. The hospital’s massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3,330,000 sq. ft of built-up area spread over 125 acres of land, supports a daily patient volume of about 3000 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. Annual patient turnover touches an incredible figure of over 800,000 outpatients and nearly 50,000 inpatients. With over 800 medical faculty and 40 medical departments, the hospital has 28 operation theatres and 240 ICU care units.

The hospital includes Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences, offering educational programs both at graduate and postgraduate levels. Integrating clinical care and academic training seamlessly, the hospital has been focusing on infection prevention and control (IPC) activities. Moreover, the hospital focuses on antimicrobial stewardship (AMSP) initiatives to combat hospital-associated infections along with WHO and Quality Council of India (QCI). Besides providing technical advice to the national government for the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plan, the hospital is also actively collaborating with the ‘training of trainers’ effort of the central government to motivate doctors for appropriate prescription of antibiotics.


Address:Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway Punjab 140 401

Chitkara University, a private no-profit state University, is located in Punjab and Haryana, north India. Chitkara University is a student-centric multi-disciplinary campus. In less than a decade’s existence, most of the academic programs are ranked in top 50 programs in the country. In 2010, Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”. Chitkara University is a government-recognized university, accredited ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. This multi-disciplinary campus today is teeming with students pursuing different professional degrees. The curriculum is delivered in spacious, amphitheatre-style classrooms fitted with modern information & communication technology equipment and in well-equipped laboratories.

Chitkara School of Health Sciences was established exclusively dedicated to the education of health care professionals. Today there are over 800 students enrolled across the different programmes. We envision training and developing health care professionals who can create a difference in the quality of life of all those who require healthcare. Our graduates have great scope for employment in corporate hospitals, rehabilitation centres, polyclinics, industries, training institutions in India and abroad. The school offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Public Health, Allied Healthcare, Nursing, Optometry, Healthcare management.

The nascent Chitkara Spaak Centre for Multidisciplinary European Studies aims to be a horizontal university department creating an umbrella team keen to build solid bridges between India and Europe on todays’ global challenges. As instrumental action, the Centre would become the excellence in Erasmus+ project design, and academic lighthouse of the European Commission in India.


Address: KiiT Road, Patia – 751024, Bhubaneswar, Odish, India

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) is a Deemed to be University, recognized in A – Category status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, placing it among the most elite universities of the country. It is accredited by NAAC of UGC in “A” Grade. Further, it has received Tier 1(Washington Accord) accreditation by NBA of AICTE for Engineering. The University with its aesthetically designed campuses, strong academic ambiance, innovative pedagogy, excellent placement record, hectic research activities and global status has carved out a niche for itself in the field of professional education all across the country, particularly in the eastern region. The University has 23 world-class campuses, 19 schools of different disciplines, 27,000 students, 15 food courts serving cuisines from all over the world, 12 sports complexes with swimming pools and 25 sq. km academic townships.

The KIIT School of Public Health (KSPH), which is going to be involved in the Erasmus+ capacity building project – PREVENT IT – Risk management and prevention of antibiotics resistance aim to (i) develop competent public health workforce and hospital administrators, setting standards in various domains of public health; (ii) inculcate interventional approaches to public health research and technology and (iii) strengthen knowledge-based application and evidence-informed public health practice and policy. The KSPH is mandated to (i) provide student-centric and world-class quality teaching for the fresher and in-service candidates (ii) undertake evidence-based research, and (iii) facilitate service provision to the community through local, national and international collaboration. The School offers two postgraduate programme, one in Public Health and the other in Hospital Administration and doctoral programme. Moreover, KSPH also draws expertise on clinical services from Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital, a super specialty 1750 bedded hospital of KIMS and support service facilities on management and technology from various institutes and University schools.


Address: Minderbroedersberg 4-6,6211 LK Maastricht,The Netherlands  

Maastricht University is the youngest and most international university in the Netherlands, growing rapidly with currently approximately 16,500 students and 4,300 staff. UMAA is known for its unique education system: Problem-based learning (PBL). In a PBL environment, students are personally responsible for their academic education and are active participants. In small tutorial groups, they analyse problems, conduct discussions and exchange knowledge. UM is the best performing young university in Europe. In the QS World University Rankings, UM ranks 121st.

The Department of International Health of the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI) at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science has a European outlook which is closely associated with topics on the EU agenda in general and the health agenda in particular as well as to global streams impacting health. The department influences national, transnational, European policy and institutes taking advantage of Maastricht’s geographical situation in a Euregional setting. It offers bachelor and master programs in European Public Health and collaborates with a wide range of other educational programs to place local, regional, and national health developments into a wider European and global perspective.

Maastricht School of Health Professions Education (SHE) is a graduate school for education, research and innovation in health professions education. SHE provides high-quality multidisciplinary research and teaching aimed at the improvement of health professions’ education. With its education and research, SHE contributes to filling the economic and social need for educating leaders in health professions. SHE research focuses primarily on learning and innovative learning environments, assessment, and evaluation.


Address: Tiger Circle Road, Madhav Nagar,576104 Manipal, Karnataka, India
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, formerly known as Manipal University, is located in Manipal, Karnataka on the west coast of India in an environment-friendly campus. It is certified by the ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2004, which is a series of voluntary standards on the Quality and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) by ISO. The University has its off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore and off-shore campuses in Dubai and Malaysia. It is one of the pioneering education providers in the country with structured education system, nearly 2500 faculty members, state-of-the-art facilities and active international collaborations. Manipal University constitutes 28 institutions and independent departments, offering over 300 programs. Around 28000 students coming from across 57 countries are pursuing their studies in Manipal University.
Prasanna School of Public Health at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal was instituted in 2009 and offers Master’s programs in public health, social work and hospital administration. The department’s vision is to build a highly competent group of professionals in all the three disciplines, having a strong knowledge base and expertise in understanding, assessing, analysing and evaluating broad range of health and psychosocial issues prevalent in the community and society. The department has a well-established network with a number of universities abroad and also strong links with public, private and governmental institutions. Core competencies: infectious diseases, environmental health, health promotion.

Address: 19-14-76 3RD Cross, Kesavayanagunta, Raghavendra Nagar, Tirupathi – 517501, Andhra Pradesh, India

In Andhra Pradesh – central-east India – for 24 years Rural Institute for People’s Enlightenment (RIPE), a no-profit voluntary organization is working in the framework for different Rural Development Monitoring & Evaluation programs supported by national and federal government, G.P.C. CEBEMO, NABARD, MHRD-GOI, CAPART, UNICEF. RIPE has successfully completed Third Party Monitoring on A.P. Elect roll on behalf of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Third Party Monitoring on RKVY programme implemented by Department of Agriculture, Indira Kranthi Pathakam (IKP) NPM associated with Development of Management Network (DMN) Hyderabad and an evaluation on Convergence of MGNREGS in association with PRDIS Hyderabad and UNDP New Delhi.
We have conducted several capacity Building trainings to different cliental groups on Free and Compulsory Education (RTE), water, sanitation and hygiene, HIV/AIDS, MGNREGA, Rural Development, PRI trainings, skill development, Self Help Groups for the last 25 Years.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene:
– Awareness on personal hygiene, water management and sanitation through household toilets in every individual house, public places.
– Motivate beneficiaries for active citizenship.
– Trainings on Water and Sanitation to NGO, communities and schools.
– Trainings to CBOs, on Water and Sanitation.
Community Health programmes, T.B. and HIV/AIDS:
Following the pillar principles of equity, integration and empowerment – activities for effective health care: awareness, preventive, rehabilitation. A holistic approach to community based primary health care to empower people and communities to take care of their own health and take responsibility for the communities’ health.

Address: Dzirciema street 16, 1007 Rīga, Latvia

Grown out of Rīga Medical Institute, Rīga Stradiņš University offers medicine and health care studies and dynamic social science studies steeped in historic traditions, but incorporating the latest world trends. As of 2017, RSU has more than 8000 students; among them, more than 2000 are international students from more than 55 countries. Moreover, the University presents 1400 employees, 90 incoming Erasmus+ students and more than 150 outgoing mobile students and staff members per year. Also, RSU has more than 15 international student organizations. RSU’s teaching staff are professionals in their areas of expertise and are opinion leaders in society. RSU mission is to train highly qualified experts in the fields of healthcare and social sciences.

Unlike medical studies at most European institutions of higher education, studies at Faculty of Medicine are more integrated with clinical practice. Students learn the basics of the profession at RSU clinical hospitals and the main medical treatment and scientific institutions in Latvia: P. Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital, Children’s Clinical University Hospital, Riga East University Hospital, Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics. RSU Faculty of Medicine is working on a development plan for medical studies for the next five years, with the aim to become the leading medical education centre in the Baltic region.

The disciplines taught by the Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare are built upon the necessity to ensure and develop multidisciplinary education and research in the fields of health care, public health and social welfare, taking a biopsychosocial and holistic approach at inter-personal, group and social level.

The Faculty of European Studies was established in 1998 and has a contemporary focus on training future public officials, diplomatic attaches, competitive entrepreneurs, and experts in the fields of business management, marketing and advertising. It offers undergraduate programs in international relations, international management and marketing.


Address: Lavale, Mulshi, 412115 Pune, Maharashtra

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Symbiosis is a family of academic institutions which include University, Colleges, Centres and Schools which have been imparting quality education for over 47 years. It is host to over 34,000 Indian and International students on campus.These campuses epitomize the Symbiosis vision, ‘Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education’ and are a beehive of international students from all across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality. Many of these campuses are fully residential and have recreational facilities which include swimming pools, amphitheaters & Health Care centers.

Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences

Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS) (formerly Symbiosis School of Biomedical sciences) was established as a new initiative of Symbiosis International University (SIU) in 2011 under the Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences (FOHBS) to address the need for a school devoted to training, research and development in the field of Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, and Healthcare. Currently, SSBS hosts two academic programs, M.Sc. (Biotechnology) and Ph.D. (Biological Sciences). Additionally, the faculty are engaged in the research projects funded by several national and international agencies. With state-of-the-art research facilities and dedicated faculty, SSBS prepares its students to succeed in the ever-growing field of human Health and Biological Sciences and therefore teaching and learning at SSBS is facilitated through hands on training. We believe that there are no short cuts in research and innovation and strictly promote in practicing quality by design. We expect our students to raise the bar and set high expectations for themselves, thereby reinforcing the matriculation, retention, academic success, and graduation of multi-disciplinary students. 

SSBS has collaborations with global talents from industry as well as academia. All our efforts are targeted to inculcate a culture rich in research and innovation via team work to honor, serve, and provide excellent resources to our students. Another key aspect at SSBS, besides basic research, is the “bench to bedside” approach, which aims at implementing basic research through translational science at the community level. We aspire to progress in the field of biomedical sciences by not only working for science but also for our community!. SSBS therefore provides a unique opportunity and a conducive environment for conducting innovative basic and translational research to transform life science graduates of today into biomedical scientists of tomorrow.


Address: R. de DiogoBotelho 1327, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal

Founded in 1967, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) maintains a reputation for high quality teaching, research and a focus on internationalization. It has several campuses and a student body of nearly 12,000 students. Since its foundation, UCP has made pioneering developments, notably by developing areas of knowledge not previously taught Portugal, such as value-based PH.

The UCP Institute of Health Sciences (UCP-IHS) was created in 2004 and integrates educational programs, scientific research and health care services. UCP-IHS offers PH courses at BA, MA, PhD, and postgraduate levels in such disciplines as: global health systems, nursing, palliative care, biomedicine, and clinical linguistics. Every year UCP-HIS averages 2000 full-time students in all degree levels together. An important component of the UCP-IHS research is an initiative “Creating Health Research and Innovation Funding” (CHRIF). It was created to attract funding for health research and innovation and to provide a non-profit service, specialized in health research.

UCP delivers a significant number of courses using distance learning and has a renowned program in Health Technologies that focuses on the use of telecommunications in medical services. In due recognition of IHS’s work, the University is an acknowledged member of ASPHER. UCP-IHS is establishing a new health campus and medical school in Cascais, Portugal. This school will offer an associated medical degree under a partnership with Maastricht University. The course will be taught in English using the Maastricht Problem-based/Active Student learning system. There are also numerous PH projects contributing towards the internationalization of UCP-HIS: 1) partnership with McGill University for the study of gambling and mental health, 2) partner with UNESCO in the field of Health Literacy, 3) a project with a number of EU schools on the development of a European wide digital policy dashboard in the field of Hepatitis C, 4) Participating member of the first national MPH program in Ukraine in a consortium led by the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Within the Public Health sphere of UCP-HIS, areas of expertise include: health communication, health diplomacy, health information/technology, and value-based public health.


Address: Via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122 Milano, Italy

The University of Milan is a public multidisciplinary teaching and research institution, which – with 31 departments, 121 study programmes, 33 doctoral programmes, several vocationally-oriented courses and a teaching staff of 2,500 professors. It is one the largest universities in Italy with approximately 65,000 enrolled students, and a leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity. The University of Milan is regularly among the top 5 highest ranked Italian university, and is the only Italian university to be a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the prestigious association of research-intensive universities.

The following Health Sciences departments would be directly involved in the project: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DISFARM), Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences (DisFeB), Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology (DIPO).

DISFARM promote interdisciplinary teaching activities in the framework of pharmaceutical sciences. With the purpose of training young researchers, the Department hosts the PhD course in Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as the specialization school in “Hospital Pharmacy”, an interuniversity master and three post-graduate programs. Those activities are integrated with active research and expertise in Pharmaceutical Law and Regulatory Affairs.

DiSFeB supports and coordinate basic research applied to biomedical and life sciences thus ensuring an excellent pre- and post-degree teaching. DiSFeB coordinates the Doctoral Programme of “Pharmacological Biomolecular Science, experimental and clinical”, supports Master courses in “Pharmacy and Oncological Pharmacology” and “Pharmacovigilance”, and the Course in “Nutrition and Well-being”. DisFeb has been awarded in 2018 as “Department of Excellence” by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. 

DIPO is the Italian excellence oncology centre in Italy, created as multidisciplinary network of institutes in 2015. DIPO offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs aimed to create multidisciplinary experts in oncology and Hemato-oncology.

The Department of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication promotes the investigation of the multifarious aspects of the contemporary world. The analysis of interlinguistic and intercultural issues and of the complex knowledge contexts in which they are grounded is pursued through inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches applied to a variety of disciplinary domains.


Address: Circuit House Area, Po- Kunjaban – 799006 Agartala, Tripura, India

Voluntary Health Association of Tripura (VHAT) was formed in 1988 as a state-level network NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) by health and science activists. VHAT aims to promote health, elementary education & environment through policy level advocacy and conceptual level intervention by capacity building. Voluntary Health Association of India, New Delhi, was one of the main inspirers to form this organization as state federation of Voluntary Health Association of India for the state of Tripura. As the state-level network of the NGOs and CBOs, building the capacity of the member organizations is one of the prime activities of VHAT. It has 29 years of experience organizing awareness activities through training, rally, publication and dissemination of books, booklets and posters.

Vision: Creating excellence in Health and Socio-Economic Development for the people of Tripura, in northeast India.

Our mission is to:
– Build capacity of Civil Society Organizations through training and IEC.
– Promote social justice, equity and rights in the context of accessibility of health services with emphasis on under-privileged sections.
– Promote sustainable development, gender equity, inclusion and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, elementary education, implementation of child rights, elimination of all forms of violence against children and women.
Health-related works: (i) Prevention of HIV/AIDS with World AIDS Foundation & State AIDS Control Society; (ii) School Teachers training on preventive health, (ii) Worked as Mother NGO to implement RCH program under ministry of Health and Family Welfare – Gov. of India (1999-2003); (iii) Prevention of water-borne diseases in hilly rural areas, (iv) Rational Drug Therapy workshops with medical practitioners; (v) Integrated Malaria Control Program with Global Fund support since October 2010; (vi) VHAT Eye Hospital Project since 2002 for prevention of blindness among rural poor elderly population; (vii) War for water project with support from ministry of Science & Technology.