Thursday, September 1, 2016

Uterine Prolapse Prevention Program--Part 2

We are proud to present to you Part 2 of the report of our Uterine Prolapse Prevention Program.

If you missed Part 1, read it here:

You will find the introduction and reasoning for the program...
and this Thank You:
We want to thank the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finland's Adventist Development and 
Relief Agency (ADRA) for the financial and emotional support they gave us to have the chance to give educational information to Nepal's next generation.  We also thank all those all over the world who also support us, not only financially, but also prayerfully!  Thank you!

Now, here is Part 2, quoted from the official report  written by Mr. Sundar Thapa,
Senior Executive Officer and director of the program.  The photos are also Mr. Thapa's.

"The second and final phase of training was conducted from 08 – 10 April 2015 by  Scheer Memorial Hospital OB/GYN, physiotherapy and nursing staff, Dr. Binod  Aryal, Dinesh Chataut, and Mrs. Sunita Chataut, respectively.

"Train-the-Trainer candidates learned about anatomic support structures for pelvic    organs, as well as how failure of these structures results in pelvic organ prolapse.  They also learned  simple steps could be taken to prevent this condition.  This was essential training for these trainers to be able to train other individuals in the causes  and prevention of pelvic organ prolapse.

"Because of the major earthquakes in Nepal on 25 April and 12 May, commencement of the rest of our program was delayed until late August. 

"The training of teachers sessions lasted for two days, whereas health teachers (who have a stronger background in health sciences) only required one day of training. The training centers were placed in appropriate secondary/higher secondary schools, i.e. those schools that have been used as a Resource Center and which covered at least 15-25 schools in that particular cluster.

  " A 20-minute video called 'Obstacles yet to Overcome' precedes the actual start of instruction. This emotionally-charged video affects most people who watch it and provides an understanding the plight of many women in Nepal.   It portrays the difficulties their medical condition imposes on them, their families, and the communities in which they live.  It highlights the many challenges of daily life and especially the social isolation from family and community that pelvic organ prolapse creates.

          "On the first day, only the Female Community Health Volunteers attended training.  On the second day the health teachers also attend, but all training was conducted separately.  Prior to the start of training, a short introduction was provided, followed by a pre-test to assess the student’s level of knowledge regarding pelvic organ prolapse. At the end of training, all students took a post-test to assess their level of comprehension and mastery of the material."

Mr. Sundar Thapa and Mr. Dhruwa Nepal pass out completion certificates in Banepa, 
Kavre District.

Bhupan gave lectures for health teachers.  This lecture was at Kawasoti Center,
Nawalparasi District. 

Training sessions commenced here and there:



A district health officer from Ramechhap visited a training session.

We want to thank all of the team members for their time, efforts, and participation
in this important program.

Stay tuned for Part 3, which will show you the pictures of the program in progress at schools where young people were fortunate to learn about preventing this condition for themselves
and future generations.

Have a nice day and thank you again to all of our friends and supporters for all you do!

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