The NFCC/UAB collaborative effort has established a foundation for

  • Education regarding HPV and cervical cancer,
  • Feasibility of screening and evidence of HPV prevalence in Nepal,
  • Network within social workers, academics, physicians, hospitals and the government of Nepal
  • Assisting the Ministry of Health with cervical cancer screening and Implementation guidelines




NFCC/UAB have conducted the following pilot projects in collaboration with national and international organizations and the Family Health Division under the auspice of the Ministry of Health of Nepal.



  • KhokanaLalitpur district, Central Development Region
  • SaphebagarAccham district, Far-West Development Region
  • DamakJhapa district, Far-East Development Region
  • LuklaMt. Everest Base camp

Our team will be establishing a laboratory for HPV testing in 2018.

Collaborations and Funding Sources

  • 1. University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • 2. Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • 3. Family Health Division, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 4. Hologic Gen-Probe, San Diego, CA
  • 5. Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Foundation, Switzerland