The Women’s Health and Systems Strengthening (WHaSS) project is a collaboration between Open Heart International, ADRA Australia and our Nepal partners. The project’s goal is to improve the health of women and girls of disadvantaged and marginalised communities.
The WHaSS project is addressing the prevalence of uterine prolapse facing more than 1 million women and girls in Nepal. The project is working with public health facilities to help increase their capacity to provide screening and treatment. By strengthening the existing health systems, local doctors and nurses are equipped to treat uterine prolapse through both surgical and non-surgical interventions.
Part of the project’s uterine prevention includes providing community education about how uterine prolapse occurs and what women can do to reduce their risk.
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).