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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health:
Advancing the Scientific and Product Development Agenda

Think Tank

May 5, 2011
Washington, DC, United States

On May 5, 2011, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Coalition for Advancing Multipurpose Technologies (CAMI), and AVAC (Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention) convened a small group of scientists with expertise in contraception, HIV and STI prevention, vaccines, and a variety of product delivery systems to discuss and recommend practical strategies for accelerating the development of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) for simultaneous protection against unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually-transmitted or reproductive tract infections (STIs/RTIs).  


The meeting objectives were to:

  • Review the ideal characteristics of MPTs for target populations identified as most likely to benefit from such products
  • Consider the pipeline of relevant technologies, advise on the steps required for their advancement, and identify further research needs and obstacles
  • Define a clear agenda for MPT R&D that can provide the scientific rationale for their accelerated development and concrete information for developers, scientists, funders, and advocates as to how they could support and further the advancement of these technologies.  


Executive Summary

Meeting Report

Participant Bios