MBBS (Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta University, India), Diploma in Child Health (Royal College of Physiians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK), MSc. in Community Health and Health Care Management in Developing Countries (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Prof Devkota is a professor of public health at the Institute of Medicine with over twenty years of experience in teaching and guiding medical as well as public health students in a various public health areas such as family health, nutrition, research methodology, health system, gender based violence and women’s health. Her additional experiences include extensive research in health sector in the area of maternal and newborn health, gender mainstreaming, conflict and its impact on health service delivery.

Prof Devkota’s significant policy advisory contribution for the Government of Nepal is on drafting health sector policies, strategies and guidelines in the area of nutrition and reproductive health such as National Nutrition Policy and Strategy, National Neonatal Strategy, Community Based Newborn Care Package, National Skilled Birth Attendants Policy, National Referral Guideline for Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health, National Anaemia Strategy, and the Health Sector Strategy for Reaching the Unreached for MoHP.