MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #54 - 15 October 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
Just Released from the IMPT
Journal Articles

Dual HIV and pregnancy prevention cost effective? Quaife et al. (2018, 8 September). PharmacoEconomics Outcomes News. 10.
  Griffithsin carrageenan fast dissolving inserts prevent SHIV HSV-2 and HPV infections in vivo. Derby et al. (2018, 24 September). Nature Communications.
In the Blogosphere

Celebrating #NextGenContraception on World Contraception Day . (2018, 25 September). CTI Exchange.
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.
Exploring intravaginal ring acceptability for disease prevention among at-risk community members in Cape Town . Bowen et al. (2017). South Africa Project Center - Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Career Opportunities
Simavi is looking for an experienced Programme Officer, SRHR (32 hours/week) to take on the responsibility for strengthening organisational capacity of the local CSOs as well as contract management, knowledge management, and learning of the EU programme. Submit applications before 24 October.
The World Health Organization  is seeking a full time Technical Officer (Reproductive Health) - (1804299) to manage the development of road maps and innovative strategies for implementation of program objectives, as well as provide country-level technical support for health system capacity building and comprehensive service delivery. Applications close 26 October.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is seeking a Senior Advocacy Advisor to play a key role in achieving IPPF's ambitious strategic framework. IPPF is looking for an experienced professional with a solid background in research and political analysis on trends  on advocacy, policy, implementation and accountability on sexual and reproductive health and gender equality to increase the organization's positioning as thought leader and influencer on SRHR. Applications will be accepted until 1 November.
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. Applications due 6 November.

The ICFP is hosting a virtual conference program to enhance sharing of ideas, solutions, and opinions from around the globe. See the link for more information and stay connected using #ICFP2018.

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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