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Kusum Thapa

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Kusum Thapa is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a Masters in Public Health. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (UK). At present she is working as a Senior Maternal Health Advisor for MCSP (USAID Flagship Program)/Jhpiego. She has been actively involved in providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of Maternal Newborn Health interventions both at the global and country level particularly in Asia and Africa. Has been involved in policy decision for task shifting to increase access to MNCH Services including quality surgical care and thus help catalyze change in surgical care through investment in leadership development and capacity enhancement.

Member of the WHO Technical working group for MPDSR(Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response). Led UNFPA’s Nepal Program in the development of Competency based training Manuals for Obstetric Fistula and Pelvic Organ Prolapse and National Guideline and Protocol and training package for Frontline’s Health workers response to Gender Based Violence and training providers in these areas.

Served as a National Coordinator for Figo/NESOG, PPFP/PPIUD Program in Nepal and President of the Society of Obstetrician and Gynecologist Nepal (2017-2019). Current Vice President of SAFOG (South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecologist).

Passion is to continue to dedicate both personal and professional life to reducing preventable deaths of women and newborns, advancing the cause of women and children globally and finding sustainable and long-term solutions to make a difference in people’s lives.