HPV Screening Camps

Focus Area          : 3 Development Regions 
Donor                  : University of Alabama at Birmingham

As part of the ongoing HPV study, HPV screening camps were conducted in three development regions, namely Eastern Development Region (Jhapa), Central Development Region (Lalitpur) and Far Western Development Region (Achham). All camps were conducted in close coordination with the local District Public Health Office. The Knowledge assessment questionnaires were conducted in all three camps to assess socio-demographic, reproductive health, HPV, cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine.  Women provided self-collected and clinician collected cervico-vaginal specimens.  Samples were analyzed in United States and results communicated to women by NFCC field worker. All HPV positive women were referred for VIA test in nearby hospitals. Comprehensive follow up was done via phones.