Kusum Thapa

Health | Nepal

2015 New Voices Fellow


Dr. Thapa has over 25 years of experience as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist both in Nepal and UK as an Asia Near East Regional Technical Advisor for Jhpiego. She has been actively involved in providing technical leadership and guidance to Jhpiego programs in Nepal as well as globally in Asia and Africa in the area of maternal newborn child health, family planning and reproductive health. Dr. Thapa also worked as the chief editor for the Journal of the Nepal Medical Association for four years and has served as a General Secretary and now President for Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is currently helping to draft guidelines on health care response to gender-based violence in Nepal where practices such as early marriage, forced marriage, non-spousal violence and other forms of exploitation still prevail. She continues to dedicate her personal and professional life to reducing preventable deaths of women, advancing the cause of women and children in her country and regionally and finding sustainable and long-term solutions to make a difference in people’s lives.