MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #24 - 13 May  


Dear Colleagues,


The Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) field is steadily evolving and expanding. Provided below are links to recent publications, media articles, and other resources relevant to MPTs to keep you up-to-date. Please note that contents are neither endorsed by nor necessarily represent the views of the Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT), and that due to publication copyright and permissions restrictions, full-text versions of resources may not be publicly available.


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IMPT Secretariat Staff


ESC Congress - The IMPT Secretariat staff is happy to share with you all our ePoster that was recently presented at the 14th Congress of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health. To view, click here.
Upcoming Webinar - The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is hosting a the following webinar: W hen the Evidence is Not Enough: Hormonal Contraception and HIV. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 9-10AM EDT to discuss the  strategic framework they designed to assist governments in developing a communication strategy and to guide the development of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) materials and activities focused on hormonal contraception and HIV.  To register click here .  

Journal Articles

Biomarkers and biometric measures of adherence to use of ARV-based vaginal rings. Stalter, R.M., Moench, T.R., MacQueen, K.M., Tolley, E.E., Owen, D.H. (2016, May). Journal of the International AIDS Society 19(1).
Combination pod-intravaginal ring delivers antiretroviral agents for HIV prophylaxis: pharmacokinetic evaluation in an ovine model. Moss, J.A., Butkyavichene, I., Churchman, S.A., Gunawardana, M., Fanter, R., Miller, C.S., ...& Baum, M.M. (2016, May). Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 60(5).
How to sell a condom? The impact of demand creation tools on male and female condom sales in resource limited settings . Terris-Prestholt, F. & Windmeijer, F. (2016, April). Journal of Health Economics.
Triple combination MPT vaginal microbicide using curcumin and efavirenz loaded lactoferrin nanoparticles . Lakshmi, Y.S., Kuman, P., Kishore, G., Bhaskar, C., & Kondapi, A.K. (2016, May). Scientific Reports, 6, 25479. 

Media Articles

Comprehensive Sexual & Reproductive Health Prevention: The Promise of MPTs . Presented by Bethany Young Holt. Share-Net International. (2016, April).   

Made in India female condom launched . (2016, April 7). The Times of India.  

Research Study Maps Availability of Female Condom . McLaughlin, T. (2016, April 27). Rutgers Today.   

Scientists Working to Stop HIV See Fresh Hope in Vaginal Ring Trials . Marusic, K. (2016, April 17). Takepart.   

Zambia: Diva Female Condom, a Marvel . Mbewe, P. (2016, April 16). AllAfrica.

Funding Opportunities 

The Prevention Innovation Program III (PIP) encourages research applications in Non-vaccine Biomedical Prevention (nBP) research. The PIP is intended to support high-risk/innovative research and development efforts to establish and maintain a sustainable pipeline for the prevention of HIV acquisition/transmission.         

USAID is seeking applicants for two of four cooperative agreements aiming to address one or both of the following objectives:  (1) Expedite activities required for licensure and market introduction of a dapivirine ring product and bridging opportunities to progress toward licensure of a next-generation ring product (e.g. 90 days or more); (2) Support development and optimization of systemic microbicide or multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs).
USAID is seeking applicants for opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health. Organizations and companies are invited to participate with USAID, in cooperation with its partners, to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries. 
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