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multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs)
Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs)products that simultaneously prevent HIV, other STIs, and/or unintended pregnancycan revolutionize sexual and reproductive health globally. As the first and only initiative dedicated to advancing the field of MPTs, the IMPT works to advance the MPT field.
This issue of the MPT Insider has much in store for you!
First—a refreshed design for and websites!
Also—annual updates to the MPT Product Development Database are wrapping up. Know of funded MPTs in development (inclusion/exclusion criteria here) that are not yet in our database? Contact us!
Finally—be sure to check out the fellowship and career opportunities linked below.
As always, thanks for partnering with us to advance MPTs,
Secretariat Staff
Let's Talk MPTs Webinar Discussion Series

Join to hear from experts in diverse disciplines address urgent issues and solutions to speed innovation in HIV prevention and MPTs.

Register below to attend our upcoming live webinars:
Combining active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs): MPT development & regulatory considerations Thursday, 17 June at 8:00 PT / 11:00 ET/ 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST /17:00 SAST / 18:00 EAT. Register here!

Advances in product delivery options for HIV prevention and MPTs
Wednesday, 30 June 2021 (Stay Tuned)
Access on-demand recordings of our recent webinars here, including:
MPT Research Articles

Experiences with simultaneous use of contraception and the vaginal ring for HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa. Leslie et al. (2021). BMC Women’s Health.

Funding Opportunities

A recently released opportunity from USAID is listed below. See other available opportunities here.

RFA-HD-22-019 User-Based Design to Aid in Contraceptive Development by Small Business (R43 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites SBIR applications to study and identify characteristics that inform acceptability, desirability, and excitement of potential end-users of novel contraceptive products currently in the development pipeline for both men and women, including MPTs. LOIs due 30 June.
MPT Advocacy Guide
Don’t miss AVAC’s new Advocate’s Guide to Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, a resource to support advocacy for MPTs. The Guide calls out four areas ripe for advocate involvement. It also provides a snapshot of the status of MPT research and development and data on investments—critical information that can support evidence-based advocacy.
Conferences and Key Dates

Missed GHTechX 2021 on 21-24 April? You can still access all the sessions via on-demand recordings, including the IMPT’s session “The Power of MPTs” included as part of the HIV track.

Missed CROI 2021 on 6-10 March? You can still access resources and on-demand webcasts here!

18-21 July | IAS 2021, a biennial conference presenting the critical advances in basic, clinical and operational research that moves science into policy and practice, will be held virtually.
14-15 September 2021 | Women’s Health Innovation Summit will be held in Boston, US. This conference aims to accelerate innovation, investment, research and partnerships to improve the access and quality of healthcare for women worldwide. Register here!

4-6 October | YTH Live Global 2021 will showcase the brightest minds and cutting-edge research in topics ranging from sexual and reproductive health to mental health, health equity, climate change and COVID-19. YTH Live helps executive directors, funders, developers, public health professionals, and students of all ages learn about the latest trends in health, innovation, and technology. As a technology-based conference, we are once again excited to model how virtual platforms can provide engaging opportunities for participants to share, network, and innovate!
27-30 October 2021 | 18th European AIDS Conference will be held onsite in London, UK and online under the theme "Crossing Borders" to showcase innovations in clinical care and supporting partnership working in HIV. Clinical case abstracts will be accepted until 30 August. Register today!
14-17 November 2022 | The 6th International Conference on Family Planning has been rescheduled to November 2022 and is still set to take place in Pattaya City, Thailand. This will be a stage to disseminate knowledge, celebrate successes, and identify next steps toward reaching the goal of universal access to family planning systems, services and products. Learn more!
Contact us if you or your colleagues are attending any upcoming meetings where MPTs will be featured. We’re happy to provide materials to help enhance your presentations. We’d also love to include any materials that you share with us from recent MPT relevant events in our MPT Resource Center.
Fellowship & Career Opportunities

Are you interested in career pathways in MPT research? See resources here!

CONRAD is currently recruiting for a Medical Officer/Lead Clinical R&D Scientist to provide technical leadership, advisory and clinical safety oversight of multiple national and international clinical studies under two new research programs supporting women’s and global health. See the link for more.
The Gilead Research Scholars HIV program provides financial support to the institutions of 4 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Learn more here and apply by Monday, 30 August, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Guttmacher Institute is seeking a New York-based Research Assistant I to assist with social science research pertaining to reproductive behavior and access to health care services (principally sexual behavior, family planning, unintended pregnancy) in both domestic and international contexts. Apply now!
Help us advance MPTs from the lab to women’s hands so we can address these and other interlinked reproductive health risks. Donate on our website today!
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