Eva Lathrop

Senior Director for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Dr. Eva Lathrop is a reproductive health expert with more than two decades of experience as an obstetrician-gynecologist, educator and researcher. She joins Jhpiego from PSI, where she served as the Global Medical Director, and the Emory University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, where she partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support several initiatives, including rebuilding maternal health care in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and supporting the 2016 Zika virus outbreak response.

Dr. Lathrop will lead Jhpiego’s broad portfolio of work in reproductive health; family planning; maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; and safe surgery around the world. She has deep experience across a diverse portfolio of services, contexts and approaches in implementing lifesaving interventions in health care delivery. This includes supporting a safe cesarean section program for women in Afghanistan, designing a person-centered approach to integrated maternal health and family planning across Francophone West Africa and testing the impact of HPV DNA self-sampling as a cervical cancer prevention strategy in Mozambique.