Jane Hutchings leads our work in reproductive health Photo: PATH.
Program Leader, Reproductive Health
Jane Hutchings, MPH, directs PATH’s work in reproductive health, providing strategic and managerial guidance as well as technical expertise. She has more than 25 years of experience in designing and implementing innovative and effective reproductive health programs in developing countries, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam, and the United States.
Ms. Hutchings has developed multiple successful collaborative efforts within the United States and internationally to strengthen reproductive health programs, whole-market approaches, and access to low-cost, high-quality products. She managed a six-year, multicountry project to strengthen pharmacists' skills and understanding of critical reproductive health issues and continues to serve as a strategist and technical advisor for PATH's pharmacy-focused work.
In addition, Ms. Hutchings has done extensive work with emergency contraception, including serving on the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception steering committee and working within Washington State in the first US effort for direct pharmacist provision of emergency contraception. She led the development of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and currently oversees PATH's participation as secretariat and partner. Ms. Hutchings also leads PATH's efforts in reproductive health supplies security and directs our collaboration with the World Health Organization to ensure access to essential reproductive health medicines and devices.
Before joining PATH in 1983, Ms. Hutchings worked in Japan and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia. She attended the University of Michigan, where she received an MPH with an emphasis on international population planning policy and program development.