It is estimated that 25% of Nepali women suffer from Uterine Prolapse, or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), a condition with serious consequences on women’s health.
Karuna-Shechen has partnered with three local NGOs to develop and implement awareness and screening programs in five rural districts of Nepal: Baglung, Dhanusha, Surkhet, Bardiya, Morang and Sunsari.
We teach women how to care for themselves in order to prevent POP. We also provide screening for women at risk through camps and home visits, and offer treatment when needed.
In the districts where we work, ignorance and stigma often hold women back from seeking treatment and help. This is why we work to change people’s attitude towards this problem through the organization of events and information sessions.
As a result of our hard work, in 2013, our curriculum was incorporated into the Nepalese government’s official health education package and is now being used across the country.
In the future we plan to add more educational programs throughout Nepal to this initiative. Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in Nepal could potentially save the lives of thousands of rural women.
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