HPV screening in Solukhumbu district

This project was a collaboration with Lukla hospital, in Solukhumbu district where the local women have not had reliable access to routine health care. The foundation and hospital  have an important, measurable and positive impact on the health of Solukhumbu’s population, yet to date no screening programs, specifically no cervical cancer screenings, have been implemented. In this study, NFCC screened women in 4 village development committees (VDCs) to identify  the prevalence of HPV type, perform VIA, provide information about HPV transmission and risk factors for cervical cancer as well as provide treatment.