This project will provide screening for 1000 Nepali women for the two most common women's cancers in Nepal and cancer education sessions to local communities in the Kathmandu valley.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Poverty, gender inequality, lack of education and health services are just a few reasons why very few women have been screened in Nepal. Too often, cancer victims present at a far advanced stage, when it’s too late to save their lives. This problem is compounded by geographical isolation in rural areas. This is why the Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research plans to provide cancer screening services to 1000 women and cancer education sessions to their families in the Kathmandu valley.
How will this project solve this problem?
In screening camps, results and necessary medications are provided on the spot, and screen-positive patients are referred for follow-up at no cost. Additionally, participants attend breast self-examination workshops and cancer education sessions.
Potential Long Term Impact
1000 women will have a chance of saving their lives. Their families will be more aware of cancer and local health professionals better trained to prevent it, thereby reducing the local burden of cancer and promoting gender equality in health services
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.