Dr Rajamanickam Rajkumar (BSC, MBBS, MD, PhD, Colposcopy (UK & Ireland), FUICC, Hon. Member SCCPS Singapore) was inspired to become a doctor at school age by Christine Matthews - an Irish Missionary who worked at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He did his postgraduate in Community Medicine and worked at the Christian Fellowship Community Health Centre, Ambillikai, Tamil Nadu – under the mentorship of Padmabhushan Dr Jacob Cherian. Burdened by the large number of cervical cancer cases in this small rural hospital, Dr Rajkumar wrote to IARC/WHO for guidance to prevent and control cervical cancer. He initiated a rural population-based cancer registry with IARC in 1996, and following training in colposcopy and precancer management in UK and Ireland, he implemented a large scale screening program using the village workers in 2001. This IARC project was a great success. In 2011, in collaboration with the Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Singapore and The Ohio State University Medical Center, USA, Dr Rajkumar is forming the “Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Society in South India – COLPI” for training doctors and nurses in cervical cancer prevention.