Health  Nepal Project #28643

Bring Reproductive Health to 1000 Women in Nepal

A microproject by The Advocacy Project Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

More than a million women in Nepal suffer from uterine prolapse, a debilitating and stigmatizing condition. Multiple barriers prevent them from accessing healthcare. The Advocacy Project (AP) is seeking $6,000 to enable Care Women Nepal (CWN), an AP partner that works in Dhankuta district, to screen 1000 village women for serious conditions, including prolapse, and provide surgery for 40 women with severe prolapse. Your support will help these women to regain their health and well-being.

$2,588
total raised
31
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Uterine prolapse (UP) occurs when the uterus falls from its original position. As many as 10% of all Nepali women are thought to suffer from UP - and some live with the condition for decades because they lack access to health care. Untreated, UP causes severe pain and prevents women from performing basic tasks. Often, women with UP will also suffer emotional and physical abuse from the community. UP is thought to contribute to high levels of suicide among women of reproductive age.

Solution

This project will screen at least 1000 women for prolapse at two health camps in Dhankuta district and fund surgery for 40 women found to have severe prolapse. CWN will recruit volunteers and paramedics to run the camps in advance, and run an outreach campaign to promote the camps, destigmatize UP and educate local villagers on the causes and risks of UP. Villagers will then be screened over three days. Those with severe prolapse will be referred for surgery at the Dhankuta district hospital.

Long-Term Impact

This project will go a long way towards improving the quality of life for hundreds of marginalized Nepali women, and protect their right to reproductive health. It will also mobilize and educate up to ten communities against the risks of prolapse, and end the stigmatization that comes from prolapse. Finally, the camps will strengthen the rural health system and work with the district hospital to better organize and provide prolapse surgeries. We expect the benefits to be deep and lasting.

Resources

http:/​/​www.advocacynet.org/​
Care Women Nepal's Website
Care Women Nepal's partner page on the AP website
Watch Video of Health Camp Here
This 2015 news bulletin describes a health camp

Organization Information

The Advocacy Project

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.advocacynet.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AdvocacyProject
Project Leader:
Iain Guest
Washington, DC United States

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