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AIDS 2018 Workshop: Critical actions to achieve the value potential of MPTs for prevention of HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancies

July 23, 2018

Are you attending the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam this week? If so, join the IMPT Secretariat and a distinguished panel of funders and global health leaders for an interactive workshop discussing the future of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs).”

Workshop: Critical actions to achieve the value potential of MPTs for prevention of HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancies

Friday, July 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Emerald Room at the RAI Convention Centre

Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) are an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception that will improve the lives of women and families worldwide. There are currently nearly a dozen MPTs in clinical trials, with many other innovative technologies in earlier stages of development, including longer acting vaginal rings, fast dissolving films and inserts, and innovative and effective gels. Effective, affordable, and widely available MPTs would save lives and improve the health of women and their families across the globe.

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Gunilla Carlsson - UNAIDS
  • Elizabeth Bukusi - Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
  • Bethany Young Holt - Initiative for MPTs (IMPT)

 Workshop Overview

Acknowledging that the direction, nature, and magnitude of funder investment into the MPT field is a central element of achieving success or failure, this workshop aims to:

  • Provide an overview of the status of the MPT field, including critical gaps and opportunities
  • Better understand funder organization positions around the need for MPTs
  • Explore ways to achieve new, innovative opportunities and processes for MPT funding to enable and expedite MPT impact potential

Distinguished Panelists

  • Maureen Goodenow - NIH Office of AIDS
  • Ini Huijts - Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Onyinye Ndubuisi - United Nations Development Programme
  • David Stanton - USAID Bureau for Global Health
  • Fulvia Veronese - NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Charlotte Watts - UK Department for International Development
  • Heather Watts - Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator

Please come and add your voice to this important discussion and help us map out the future path for successful and impactful MPT development.

The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) is a project of CAMI Health, an organization dedicated women’s reproductive health and empowerment. CAMI Health is housed at the Public Health Institute (PHI). Learn more here.