MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #68 - 16 December 2019

Greetings Colleague,

Below are important IMPT Secretariat announcements as well as our usual links to recent publications, media articles, and other resources relevant to MPTs in order to keep you informed. 

Note that contents are neither endorsed by nor necessarily represent the views of the IMPT, and that due to publication copyright and permissions restrictions, full-text versions of resources may not be publicly available. Visit our archives and resource center to access previous issues and other MPT-related materials.


IMPT Secretariat Staff
  • For the past decade, the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT) has been building and growing the field of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs). Due to recent shifts in funding, the IMPT will be reprioritizing its activities beginning January 2020. Our communications work including the IMPT blog, monthly issues of MPTs: Articles from the Field, and IMPT social media will be on hiatus. Please direct any correspondence around MPT and IMPT-related efforts to Bethany Young Holt at We are tremendously grateful for your continued support during this transition.
  • 'Tis the season of giving! Make an essential donation to help continue the mission of the IMPT and help gear up for its next iteration to best serve women around the world who need it most. Thank you for your contributions to making this a reality.
Journal Articles
Insights for implementation science from 2 multiphased studies with end-users of potential multipurpose prevention technology and HIV prevention products . Minnis et al. (2019, December). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002215
In the Blogoshpere

AVAC report 2019: Now what? (2019, November). AVAC.

Join MEASURE Evaluation on Thursday, 19 December at 6:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. ET for a one-hour webinar on the development and validation of a reproductive empowerment scale for use in sub-Saharan Africa. The webinar will be led by MEASURE Evaluation's Mahua Mandal, PhD, MPH, and Lisa Marie Albert, PhD, MPH. 

Numerous studies have demonstrated that women's empowerment positively affects several reproductive health outcomes, including unintended pregnancies and family size preference. However, a recent systematic literature review of women's empowerment and fertility revealed that about one-third of studies resulted in significant inverse findings and/or non-significant associations. This suggests that the relationship between fertility and empowerment is inconsistent or unclear across empowerment domains, and that a focus on empowerment as it is specifically linked to family planning and other reproductive health (RH) outcomes may be useful. In recent years, this domain of empowerment has been referred to as reproductive empowerment. This webinar will discuss the multi-step process of developing and validating a reproductive empowerment scale for use in sub-Saharan Africa. Register to attend the webinar .
Career Opportunities

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Center for Global Health (CGH) are accepting applications for a full time Epidemiologist to be based in Georgia, New York, or Washington, DC. This individual will evaluate data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study epidemiological problems and issues. Closing date is 31 December 2019. Visit the link for more.

The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program is a two-year service and training program designed for early career individuals in public health and allied sciences. Fellows are placed in practice-based settings in community, non-profit, governmental, and/or health service organizations around Wisconsin. Through a curriculum focused on health equity and collaborative leadership, Fellows leave the program with a health equity lens applied to their practice as well as tangible skills in public health programming and management. Apply today!
AVAC is hiring a Program Manager, Product Introduction & Access and Program Manager, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) to further accelerate research and implementation of biomedical prevention options. Apply today!
Guttmacher Institute , a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, is accepting applications for several open positions in communications, human resources, and administration to be based in New York and Washington, D.C. Check the link for more information.
Important Dates
  • SYNChronicity 2020 | 11-12 May | Washington, DC | Early registration ends 20 December
  • MTN Annual Meeting | 9-12 February | Arlington, VA
  • CROI 2020 | 8-11 March | Boston, MA
  • 16th ESC | 13-15 May | Dublin, Ireland | Registration is open
  • AIDS 2020 | 6-10 July | San Francisco and Oakland, CA | Early registration ends 15 January
  • HIV R4P 2020 | 11-15 October 2020 | Cape Town, South Africa | Registration opens January
  • 6th ICFP | 1-4 February 2021 | Thailand

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