MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #37 - 15 May 2017  




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


  • The IMPT is excited to share that IPM will be entering Phase I clinical trials of its MPT, a ring that combines HIV prevention with contraception. This trial brings us one step closer to the realization of MPT options that simultaneously protects women and girls from interlinked sexual and reproductive health risks!
  • Are you a woman of reproductive age (18-49 years old)? If so, the Population Council wants to hear from you! Help efforts to develop MPTs that fit women's preferences and lifestyles by taking this survey.

Media Articles

Study of new vaginal ring intended to stop both HIV and pregnancy . Nikolau, L. (2017, May 4). Humaosphere.
Study on HIV, pregnancy preventing vaginal ring. Kizza, C.M. (2017, May 8). New Vision.
Young women, girls targeted in new HIV prevention method. Otieno, D. (2017, April 4). Daily Nation. 

Press Releases 
IPM Advances Three-month HIV Prevention and Contraception Ring to Clinical Trial. (2017, May 3). International Partnership for Microbicides. 

Career Opportunities 
Family Planning 2020 is looking to fill the role of Communications Director. The Communications Director is a senior member of the FP2020 Secretariat and a member of the UN Foundation Public Affairs Team. He/she reports to FP2020's Executive Director and works closely with communications counterparts at partner organizations, including FP2020's core convening partners: USAID, UNFPA, DFID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please apply
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