Kusum Cervical Cancer Detection Programme for Rural Women

by Mauli Multipurpose Charitabale Society


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Cervical cancer is the cancer of mouth of uterus or womb, known as cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer means that cells in cervix are growing abnormally and out of control. The cancer cells can spread to other parts of body as well. Cervical cancer is caused by infection by a virus, called the Human Papillomavirus or HPV.

HPV spreads through sexual contract. Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer among women in India. Every seven minutes, a woman dies of cervical cancer. According to ‘Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card’ released by the Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition, India represents 26.4 percent of all women dying of cervical cancer globally1. Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it’s found early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap test. A Pap test can find changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer. Most adult women get infected with HPV at some time. An infection may go away on its own. But sometimes it can cause genital warts or lead to cervical cancer. That’s why it’s important for women to have regular Pap tests. Treatment of Cervical cancer . Treatment of cervical cancer is by extensive surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy depending on the stage of the disease. Depending on how much the cancer has grown, one may require one or more treatments or a combination of treatments. Alternatively, the good news is that, it is now possible to prevent cervical cancer in women by vaccination. Three doses of the vaccine are recommended for all women belonging to the age group of 9- 45 years. The earlier the vaccine is given, better the protection

ABOUT KUSUM CERVICAL CENCER DETECTION PROGRAMME FOR RURAL WOMEN “Kusum” is a hindi word which means “Nanhi Kali”. Since mother’s womb represents life, which is grown out of a cell, hence the name is given “Kusum”. Through Mauli Multipurpose Charitable Society, we have been running this project in 10 selected villages of Karad block. As of now, we have screened 670 women. The early detected cases have been referred for treatment and vaccination. We want to expand these in 10 more selected villages in Karad block and are desirous to screen 1000 rural women for cervical cancer.

Rational for the Project Annual screening for cervical cancer is recommended in all women if they are over 30 years of age or sexually active for three years, irrespective of their immunization status of HPV. The Pap test is the best way to find cervical cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer. Regular Pap tests almost always show these cell changes before they turn into cancer. Due to lack of awareness and Health care facilities, most of the rural women ignore the early signs of cervical cancer. When it’s too late, they approach higher medical institutions and go for costly treatment procedures. This creates extra financial burden for the family which leads them to debt, poverty and sometime suicide too.

Screening Cost Screening of Cervical Cancer among rural women requires a group of Professional Team, which includes:

1. Doctor- Dose screening and creates awareness in rural areas

2. Pathologist – Dose lab testing of samples

3. Trained Social Worker- Organizes community members for Pap Test & Follow up

4. Driver- Transportations

Proposed Budget: The screening cost includes: Pap test+ Doctors Fees + Pathology Lab test charges+ Social Worker fees+ Transportation which comes around 1000 rs per patient. We are targeting to screen 1000 women i.e. 1000*100=100000 rupees


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Mauli Multipurpose Charitabale Society

About the organization

The word “Mouli” is used for Mother Care and Love in Maharashtra. Mauli Multipurpose charitable society (MMCS) is an initiate of Dr. Sangita Yadav (Gynecologist) & Dr. Ashok Yadav (Physician). Based at Karad, Maharashtra, MMCS has been providing Anti natal Care/Post Natal Care services since 2005 in the remotes of Satara district. From 2012 onwards, MMCS has initiated screening of cervical cancer for rural women and have been able to save saving thousands of lives by early detection of it. Valuing live is our top priority and all the initiatives of MMCS are intended to strengthen this priority

Major Initiatives

1.Rural Mobile Outreach Programme , Since 2005 : Mauli Multipurpose Charitable Society organizes medical camps around villages of Satara district. MMCS’s charitable hospital bases in Karad block and MMCS serves extends to more than 219 villages in Karad block. Through these medical camps, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services are being provided under following areas:
  • Non communicable diseases (Cancer, Arthritis, Heart Attack)
  • Osteoporosis Detection Camp for bone density check-up
  • Typhoid Vaccination Camp for children between 2 years and 12 years.
  • Gynecological issues checkup and Medical Camp
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Prostate) Medical Camp
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Urology) Medical camp.
  • Anti natal /Post Natal Care services
  • Urine Flow Study checkup camp for Women
  • To build awareness towards an accountable formal existing health system.
2. Anemia Detection Programme: Anaemia is a major killer in India. Statistics reveal that every second Indian woman is anaemic and one in every five maternal deaths is directly due to anaemia. Anaemia spares none; it affects both adults and children of both sexes, although pregnant women and adolescent girls are most susceptible and most affected by this disease. Interventions by MMCS include:
  • Early detection RMOP camps at villages
  • Coordination with government services to prevent this community challenge.
  • Regular follow-ups with identified patients
  • Distribute all possible medication to patients.
3. Community Health Awareness Programmes: MMCS conducts free education and awareness programmes for rural community on the following topics within the Karad block
  • Diabetes awareness programmes on the 4th Friday of each month in relevant Villages.
  • Pediatric Asthma programmes
  • Awareness on Hypertension issues
  • Awareness on Urinary Stones
  • Awareness on Menopause
Vision “Empower the Health Care Capacity of Rural India” Mission To strengthen the health care facilities in rural India by engaging village volunteers, Medical & Para Medical Professional and Trained Social Work Professional. Target Group Our primary target group is Women and children as they are mostly affected by health hazard. Legal Identity of the Organization Mauli Multipurpose Charitable Society is registered as a Society under Societies Registration act, 1860 and as a Trust under Bombay Public Trust act, 1950. Registration number: mah/745/Sangli, Dated: 9-12-05 F. No.: 11050/ sangli FCRA no.: 083960086 80 G no.: 107-08/1484
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OPERATION OF FIBROADENOMA At Mauli Hospital, Miss Swapnali Shashikant Mohite, a 20 year old female has been operated on 30/04/2014 for FIBROADENOMA OF Breast. This difficult surgery was performed by Dr. Mrs. Sangita Ashok yadav. This operation was done at 50% concession rate and the expenses were bore by Mauli Multipurpose Charitable Society, Nerle, tal-walva dist-sangli. degenerative diseasesMrs. Manisha. Jagannath. Pawar has been operated for fibroid Uterus on 20/11/2012 by Dr. Sangita. Ashok.Yadav at Mauli Hospital, Karad. She has given two bottles of whole blood. This major surgery has been assisted by Dr. Vinay. Bahulekar, Dr. Vinayak Vasant Pathak and Dr. Ashok. B. Yadav. The 50 % of the expenses of the surgery has been beard by Mauli Multipurpose Charitable Society, Karad. All the staff members from MAULI HOSPITAL were helped to success this major surgery.

Mauli Hospital, Opp. PrabhatTheatre, Budhvarpeth Karad, Dist. Satara- 415110, Maharashtra Phone: +91 216 422 9880 Mobile: +91 9049986616 Email: maulisociety.nerle@gmail.com Website: www.mauli.org