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,

A New Beginning 

As a youngster in Kenya, Mary Wambua was different. Children stayed away from her.   “When my friends were going to school and playing together—I was on my own. They said I smelled and didn’t want to get close to me,” says Mary Wambua, 48.   Mary had a fistula—an abnormal passage between the bladder and vagina

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%