MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #53 - 17 September 2018

Dear Colleagues,

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.
Visit our archives and resource center to access previous issues and other MPT-related materials Please send to  Kathreen Daria any resources you'd like included in our next issue.  

Secretariat Staff
Journal Articles
Media Articles
HIV and family planning: Dual protection needed. Abrams, T. (2018, 30 August). Medium.
The future (of STI prevention) is female . Nagler, E. (2018, 3 April). Duke University Center for Global Reproductive Health.
In the Blogosphere

MPT field investments & collaborations are assets for global sexual health. Riaz, F. & Stewart, K. (2018, 4 September). IMPT Secretariat.
The IMPT's "From the Pipeline" product developer blog series is continuing to expand. Contact us if you are interested in guest blogging or have content suggestions for this series or the blog more generally.
Press Releases
Funding Opportunities
RFA-HD-19-015  Development of Novel Nonsteroidal Contraceptive Methods (R61/R33 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - NICHD is accepting applications to support and facilitate multidisciplinary research approaches for the development of novel nonsteroidal contraceptive products for women and men, which could potentially include MPTs with contraceptive and infection prevention properties. Letters of Intent due October 6, 2018.
  • The call for abstracts for SYNC 2019 opens today! Abstract categories include HIV preventive health, HCV health, sexual health, social determinants of health, and more. See the link for more details. 
  • The Scientists Advancing Affordable Medicines, Inc. (SAAMnow) is organizing its inaugural workshop: "Streamlining Generic Drug Development by Matching Reference Product Composition and Performance, In Vitro and In Vivo" to be held 18-19 October 2018. This workshop will discuss cutting-edge approaches to facilitate the development of solid oral, semi-solid, long-acting injectable, and oral inhalation products, that include MPTs. Visit the link above and/or contact the organizers at
  • Save the Date! RHSC 2019 will be held at the Yak & Yeti Hotel on 25-28 March in Kathmandu, Nepal. The registration link will be available soon.
  • Share-Net Netherlands and Oxfam Novib Academy are organizing the 7th annual Student meeting "Linking Students, Policy and Practice" to be held on 30 October. Policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on SRHR in international development and students who have finalized, or are in the last stages of finalizing their Master research on SRHR and HIV/AIDS will be convened for a dialogue about next steps and to discuss opportunities. RSVP by 20 October through this link.
Contact us if you and/or your colleagues are attending any upcoming meetings and conferences. We would be happy to provide you with materials to help enhance your presentations as related to MPTs and the MPT field.
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