Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Finding purpose in service

As Vandana Lodhi looks into the mirror to get ready for her work, she often reflects on how far she has come in the last five years, both personally and professionally. Vandana, 28, is a community health worker, or Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), and serves the people of Diwari Village in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Dr. Eva Lathrop Joins Jhpiego as RMNCH Senior Director

BALTIMORE, February 19, 2024 – Dr. Eva Lathrop, a reproductive health expert with more than two decades of experience as an obstetrician-gynecologist, educator and researcher, is the new Senior Director for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Jhpiego announced today. Dr. Lathrop will lead Jhpiego’s broad portfolio of work in reproductive health; family planning; maternal,

Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Youth in Uganda 

In early 2020, the Government of Uganda declared a lockdown with strict measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic; schools closed for 22 months.   “Closed schools meant two things—no learning and teenage pregnancies,” says Teddy Kevin Nabuzale, a psychosocial support counselor with Mbale Youth Group. In some districts in Uganda, teenage pregnancies increased by 30%–50%