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Research

Research

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in women in Nepal. Cervical cancer screening is a highly effective method of both preventing cervical cancer and identifying cases at an early stage when cure is possible. Currently cervical cancer screening rates are very low in Nepal and the available services can be inaccessible to women due to many factors, including knowledge and stigma. Our research on cervical cancer has centered on exploring the potential for alternative approaches to screening services, with the aim to make them more accessible and improve uptake rates. We have partnered with a leading UK provider of sexual health testing services in the UK, SH:24, to explore a human-centered design approach to a self-testing pathways in urban and peri-urban areas of Nepal.