MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #65 - 16 September 2019


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.
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IMPT Secretariat Staff
Journal Articles
Integrating preexposure prophylaxis delivery in routine family planning clinics: A feasibility programmatic evaluation in Kenya . Mugwanya et al. (2019, September 3). PLOS Medicine.

Sexually transmitted infections and HIV in the era of antiretroviral treatment and prevention: the biologic basis for epidemiologic synergy . Cohen et al. (2019, August 30). Journal of the International AIDS Society.
In the Blogosphere

An ArcGIS mapping tool to identify MPT target populations . Ryan-Ibarra, S., Gallington, K. & IMPT Secretariat Staff.  (2019, August 20). Initiative for MPTs.
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Contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV . (2019). World Health Organization.
The IMPT is organizing the next network update on Thursday, 26 September at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 17:00 SAST / 17:00 CAT / 18:00 EAT / 19:00 UAE / 20:30 IST / 23:00 CST

This 90-minute webinar will include discussions around IMPT activities, MPT regional updates, and the latest in MPT funding and R&D.   Register today !
Career Opportunities

KIT Royal Tropical Institute is accepting applications for a 6-month Programme Assistant internship to support and plan the logistics for a Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers in 2019-2020. This role has a projected start date of 7 October. Apply before 16 September!

AVAC's Advocacy Fellows Program supports emerging and mid-career advocates as they design and implement advocacy projects focused on HIV prevention research and implementation activities in their countries and communities. These projects address locally identified gaps and priorities. Fellows receive training, full-time financial support, and technical assistance to plan and implement a targeted one-year project within host organizations working in HIV or related advocacy. Applications are accepted until 20 September.

Venture Strategies for Health and Development, a nonprofit organization with a mission to stabilize global population by upholding women's freedom to choose their family size, is seeking a Deputy Director to be based on Berkeley, CA. This role will involve providing strategic leadership on the Population Factor program and strategic advice and technical support to other programs as needed. Applications will be accepted until 24 September.

AVAC is hiring for several open positions including a Regional Stakeholder Engagement Advisor and a Program Manager/Senior Program Manager to further accelerate research and implementation of biomedical prevention options. Apply today!
CONRAD, under the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), aims to improve reproductive health globally by enabling prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, and maternal/neonatal disease through the development of innovative, user-centered technologies suitable for use by people living in resource-constrained regions of the world. CONRAD is still accepting applications for several openings including a Director of Clinical Research Operations and Medical Officer . Please click on the links to learn more about each position and check the other job categories for additional opportunities.
Guttmacher Institute , a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, is accepting applications for several open positions to be based in New York and Washington, D.C. Check the link for more information.

Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a Research Associate to join the Section of Family Planning in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The person in this role will focus on identifying the impact of policy and programs on reproductive health disparities, with a particular focus on the Medicaid population. Apply now!
Important Dates

The 2019 Inter-CFAR Women and HIV Symposium will be held on 21-22 October in Chicago, IL. 

The next MTN Annual Meeting will be held on 9-12 February 2020 in Arlington, VA.

CROI 2020 will be held 8-11 March in Boston, MA.

The SYNChronicity 2020 conference  will be held 10-12 May in Washington, DC. 

The  AIDS 2020 conference  will be held on 6-10 July in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Registration opens 1 October.

The 6th International Conference on Family Planning will be held on 1-4 February 2021 in Thailand.

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