Civil Service Hospital, Nepal
In Nepal, it is estimated that about 70 thousand suffer from cancer annually over half being females. Among Nepalese women cervical cancer is the most common cancer followed by breast, lung and gastrointestinal cancers. Hospital based data in Nepal reveals female genital tract cancers are also very common among which cervical cancer is the most common followed by ovarian, gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, endometrial and vulval vaginal cancers.
Oncology is a newly expanding specialty in Nepal. The first national level comprehensive cancer hospital was built by the government in 1999. Since then few other private centers have come up. At present there are five cancer centers, five radiation units and medical college and health academies catering cancer care to the needy patients which is still not enough. In gynecologic oncology, there are about 15 trained gynecologic oncologists. To date, none of the universities or academies have formal courses in gynecologic oncology. Considering the volume of gynecological cancers, particularly cervical cancer, Nepal would benefit from improved infrastructure, more training in human resources, applicable cervical cancer screening programs and serious thought on a vaccination program.
Dr. Jitendra Pariyar
Dr. Poonam Lama
Dr. Pabitra Maharjan
Dr. Saujanya Karmacharya (2021)
"Joining IGCS Fellowship program was a great turning point in my life. It has made me realize that a dream doesn't become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work. I am honored to be first trained fellow of IGCS in whole South East Asia. This fellowship has enriched my knowledge and skills in gynecologic oncology. It has changed my thoughts and approach while managing gynecologic cancer patients. It has taught me to work in a team, respect each other's opinion for a common cause and how team effort helps to benefit in patient management.
I am excited to set up gynecologic oncology services at large for welfare of women's health with your guidance and support. I am planning to implement cancer prevention strategies, improve the capacity to make accurate cancer diagnosis, enhance provision of treatment (including palliative care) and research."
Dr. Binod Aryal (2021)
"IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program is a well-structured and comprehensive two-year fellowship in gynaecologic oncology which is more relevant in countries like Nepal where there is limited or lack of formal training courses. I feel very lucky to be an IGCS fellow mentored by many national and international authorities in cancer care. I believe that Nepalese cancer patients will hugely benefit in the days to come using this excellent IGCS academic platform. I would also like to take this opportunity to request government authorities to endorse and recognize excellent training programs like this not only to partner knowledge and skill transfer but also to help to practice standard of care treatment of the cancer patients."
Dr. Asima Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Linus Chuang
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