Dr. Aruna Uprety currently serves as the president of the Nepal Public Health Foundation. She worked with Nepal’s Ministry of Health for about 8 years on maternity hospital and family planning projects. She had advocated/lobbied for abortion rights in Nepal and has testified before the United States Congress on issues of women’s trafficking in Nepal. As a public health specialist, Dr. Uprety has also worked in Afghanistan, Iran, India, Laos, China, Sri Lanka, and Sudan. She received her MD from Kharkiv State Medical Institute, Ukraine (Former Soviet Union), and her master’s degree from the Women and Development Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, The Netherlands.