Teal – the color for Cervical Cancer Awareness
On Nov 17, 2020, WHO launched the global strategy to accelerate the elimination of Cervical Cancer. To commemorate this historic event, countries across the world lit their national monuments in Teal – the color for cervical cancer awareness. In solidarity with countries across the world, NFCC lit the world heritage site, Swayambhunath in teal color as a tribute to cervical cancer awareness.
Orientation program on “Clinical Utility of HPV Screening – technologies and methods.”
More than a decade, NFCC has been collaborating with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to develop and establish an HPV and cervical cancer screening program. As January is the month of Cervical Cancer Awareness, the Orientation program was successfully done on January 24, 2020, at Vivanta Hotel, Jhamsikhel.
The main objective of the program was to provide and share information on alternative tests of Cervical pre-cancer/cancer screening and their benefits. In coordination with Qiagen Corporate, the orientation program featured distinguished guest speaker Dr. Bansidhar Tarai. He is the principal consultant and head of Microbiology and Infection Control at Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi. More than 60 Medical Practitioners (Gynecologists, Technical person, Government sector) participated in the program.
March 4, International HPV Awareness Day
On the occasion of International HPV Awareness Day, NFCC in conjunction with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) broadcasted the HPV awareness message through a radio station of Nepal. The main objective was to inform the general public through the radio coverage about Human Papilloma Virus and cancers caused by it along with the precautionary measures.
English transcription of this audio;
“Do you know about human papillomavirus? This virus can cause head, neck, anal, penile, vaginal and cervical cancer. In nepal, cervical cancer is one of the leading cancers among women. That’s why, after the age of 30 women should get regularly screened to save themselves from cervical cancer. Get your HPV testing done today and protect yourself from cervical cancer. For more information, 9801188322. Today March 4 is International HPV Awareness Day and this public interest message has been issued by NFCC and UAB”.