Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is major reproductive health problem in Nepal, affecting 6-37% of women.It is a progressive condition where the cervix descends into the vagina or beyond because of weakened pelvic muscles.While POP is considered a disease of postmenopausal age in other parts of the world,6 a Nepalese woman's journey with POP can start when she is just in her 20s. Additionally, POP is not only a reproductive health outcome related to women's
Chalise et al.: Pelvic organ prolapse in Nepal age, parity, obstetric history or menopause; its causes are also deeply rooted in complex Nepalese socio-cultural norms that tend to devalue women.2,9 A substantial proportion of Nepalese women seek treatment only after living with POP for many years.Women's uptake of POP treatment is a complex process affected by many factors, including embarrassment,household duties, the availability and affordability of health services, the patriarchal nature of families, a lack of control over family earnings and especially women's lack of power and involvement in making decisions about their own health care.
Women's uptake of POP treatment is a complexprocess affected by many factors, including embarrassment,household duties, the availability and affordability of healthservices, the patriarchal nature of families, a lack of control over family earnings and especially women's lack of power and involvement in making decisions about their own healthcare.A majority of women with POP progress to the more severe form and many need surgery by the time they seek treatment. However, surgical treatment like VH with PFR is not available as routine health service at district- or local-level health institutions.
Organizing the camps help to treat more rural women as they couldn't come spontaneous along with financial constraint in other day. This camp will save more women as it helps in early prediction of the critical cases which can be treat . The timeline for this project is 12 months and will be conducted at very rural parts of Kavre district of Nepal where still more than 50,000 cases are waiting.
The funds for this project will be used for screening and treatment of the early cases along with expenses associated with this camp.
Rotarian will involve in project management and volunteering the camp.