"It's all in a decade's work": A Ten-Year Retrospective Report on the IMPT
MPTs are safe, effective, accessible, and acceptable tools for women that combine prevention of at least two sexual and reproductive health (SRH) risks, including HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancy. Despite important advances in the family planning, STI prevention, and HIV prevention fields, condoms were the only available method for comprehensive SRH protection at the founding of the MPT field in 2009, and remain a critical component of the method mix today. Taking a page from the family planning field, however, the MPT field was founded on the idea that a ‘suite’ of multipurpose prevention products would better meet a woman’s needs throughout her life course.
10 years ago, in 2009, the multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) field was formalized alongside the launch of the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT)—a product neutral backbone organization established to facilitate action-oriented collaborations aimed at driving this new field forward.
In this 10-year retrospective report, the IMPT highlights advances in the MPT field that have synergistically combined to bring MPTs continually closer to a reality that will improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. Explore the report.
About the IMPT
The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) is a project of CAMI Health, an organization dedicated to improving the health of women and girls worldwide. CAMI Health is housed at the Public Health Institute (PHI). This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of Cooperative Agreement #AID-OAA-A-16-00045. The contents are the responsibility of the IMPT, CAMI Health, PHI, and its partners and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government.