MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #48 - 16 April 2018


The field of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) is steadily evolving and expanding. Below are 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.
If you have a resource to include in our next issue, please send to Kathreen Daria . Also, previous issues are available in our archives and other MPT-related materials are accessible in our resource center

IMPT Secretariat Staff
Journal Articles
Nanotechnology and the future of condoms in the prevention of sexually transmitted infections . Yah, C.S., Simate, G.S., Hlangothi, P., & Somai, B.M. (2018, 13 March). Annals of African   Medicine. DOI: 10.4103/aam.aam_32_17
The Tablets, Ring, Injections as Options (TRIO) study: what young African women chose and used for future HIV and pregnancy prevention . van der Straten, A. et al. (2018, March 30). Journal of the International AIDS Society.
Young Women's Ratings of Three Placebo Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for HIV and Pregnancy Prevention in a Randomized, Cross-Over Study in Kenya and South Africa . Minnis , A.M. et al. (2018, March 20). AIDS and Behavior.
Media Articles
DKT intensifies contraceptive campaign. nd. (2018, April 6). GhanaWeb.
Hate condoms? Here's why you must learn to love them. Tiwari, N. (2018, March 21). The New Indian Express.
New data on vaginal ring support benefits for HIV prevention . Orvos, J.M. & Schwartz, B. (2018, March 13). Contemporary OB/GYN.
In the Blogosphere
Research gaps and emerging priorities in sexual and reproductive health in Africa and the eastern Mediterranean regions . Codina, M. (2018, March 12). Share-Net International.
From the pipeline | Why women-centered MPT development matters. Brady, M. & Kilbourne-Brook, M. (2018, 3 April). IMPT Secretariat.
Join the IMPT for a technical webinar on Wednesday, 2 May at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 BST / 17:00 SAST / 17:00 CAT / 18:00 EAT / 19:00 UAE / 20:30 IST . It will discuss the feasibility and challenges of developing longer-acting MPTs as part of the method mix. This webinar will feature presentations from Dr. Charles Flexner of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dr. Arnab Chatterjee of the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr). Register now !
Upcoming Deadlines
Please get in touch if you or any of your colleagues are attending any of these meetings and conferences. We would be happy to provide you with materials to help enhance your presentations around MPTs and the MPT field.
Career Opportunities 

View the links below for details on duties and qualifications.
The World Health Organization is seeking a full-time Scientific Adviser (1800773) for the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) to be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Applications are due  25 April 2018
The Population Council is seeking a Senior Scientist for Reproductive Health at the Center for Biomedical Research to be based in New York City, New York. Applications are due  15 May 2018 .
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