Rukumani Tripathi began her career as a nurse working in the maternity ward at Dhulikhel Hospital providing care to pregnant women. This inspired her to train as a midwife herself and she is one of the first registered midwives in Nepal. During the 2015 earthquake she served as a staff nurse, working on the front line of the disaster. During the COVID-19 pandemic she was providing 24-hour free online and telephone counselling along with her midwife friends. Tripathi is deeply committed to her work, be it in a disaster, pandemic or any other situation. She holds a Bachelor’s in Midwifery Science from the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu.
“I have recently graduated as a registered midwife and I hope that I would be able to achieve what I aim for in my life: to provide respectful maternity care to the women of my country.” – Rukumani Tripathi