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Greetings from CAMI/IMPT - Fall Newsletter
As we gear up for fall meetings and end of year work we wanted to update you with IMPT and CAMI highlights and recent accomplishments. Read on for news on upcoming articles, events, funding opportunities and resources and an opportunity to share your personal stories to help move the initiative for MPTs forward. CAMI has recently launched a dedicated MPTs website. If you
haven't done so already, please check out
This website was developed as part of IMPT's strategic outreach efforts and is a wonderful resource.
Special Supplements on MPTs
MPTs will be highlighted in a special supplement in the Journal of Antiviral Research based on CONRAD’s Product Development Workshop 2013: HIV and Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, held this past February. Release date is scheduled for November.

MPTs will also be highlighted in a special supplement of BJOG, an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology entitled Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Maximizing positive synergies.

Stay tuned – we will let you know the final release dates and share links as soon as we have them!
CAMI & the IMPT on the international scene!
CAMI and IMPT members have had a busy summer and fall attending and presenting at meetings and conferences around the world to raise awareness about, and support for, MPTs. Here are some highlights:
AIDS World Congress 2013 Reproductive Health 2013
MPTs were featured during a Research Update Symposium and a dedicated breakout session at the South Africa Women’s HIV Prevention Summit (2-3 September 2013), co-facilitated by Melanie Pleaner, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (WRHI) and Manju Chatani (AVAC).
Population Council, along with USAID, convened a meeting, Facilitating Regulatory Approval for MPTs (19 September 2013 – Washington, DC), to discuss regulatory issues faced by MPTs.
Nomita Chandhiok (ICMR) presented on MPTs as part of the 35th Annual Conference of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Delhi (21-22 September 2013 – New Delhi, India) and represented IMPT at the 14th General Membership Meeting of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) in New Delhi, India (10-11 October 2013), where she presented on MPTs.
Alan Stone (MEDSA Ltd) presented a poster on MPTs at the CHAARM Satellite Session at the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) meeting (16 October 2013 – Brussels, Belgium). Click here to watch a short interview with Alan Stone from the conference.
Events on the Horizon
There are many upcoming conferences and events in which MPTs will be featured. These include the following:
MPTs will be highlighted in Addis!
International Conference on Family Planning (12-15 November 2013 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) MPTs will be a hot topic on Friday, 15 November at the ICFP conference! There are two dedicated sessions on MPTs and a lunchtime roundtable discussion on MPTs scheduled for the meeting.
Click here to see the session details.
CAMI/IMPT will also have an informational booth at the meeting.
Be sure to stop by to say hello!
CAMI's presentation on MPTs will be part of a panel session on Exploring and understanding new(er) reproductive health technologies, moderated by Wayne Shields, at APHA (2-6 November 2013).
The International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bangkok, Thailand (18-22 November 2013) and the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Cape Town, South Africa (7-11 December 2013) provide a great opportunity to highlight MPTs. Stay tuned for more information on MPT specific activities being planned for these meetings – and let us know if you are planning to attend.
Click here to learn more about upcoming MPT relevant conferences, and please let us know of other events to include on our calendar by emailing
MPT Funding Updates
MPT development continues to gain support! We are excited to share the following funding announcements and opportunities:
Funding Announcements
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has recently awarded $22.8 million to the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) to advance new HIV prevention and MPTs for women. Click here to learn more.
CAMI receives $1M grant to advance MPTs and build off of our ongoing support from USAID. Click here to read our press release announcing this exciting news.
Funding Opportunities
The National Institutes of Health has announced a new funding opportunity for developing sustained release strategies for HIV treatment or prevention. Click here to learn more about the Sustained Release of Antivirals for Treatment or Prevention of HIV (SRATP) (R01).
Please let us know if you have any MPT-related funding announcements or opportunities to share by emailing
New Media and Resources of Note
Resources Check out some of the new outreach materials prepared by CAMI. The new MPT Factsheet provides an overview of MPTs and the revised Global Reproductive Health Diaries booklet uses real women's stories to illustrate the need for MPTs.
Read the revised Technical Brief on Hormonal Contraception and HIV prepared in collaboration between the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Be sure to read the MPT factsheet prepared by AVAC as another great resource for MPT information.
We are collecting on the ground stories from women and providers that
illustrate the need for MPTs to be used on our new website and in our
communications materials. As we all know, personal stories breathe life into
the numbers and can be quite compelling. Please share your stories,
experiences and anecdotes by emailing them to
Stay Tuned!
We are working on developing a series of webinars on different topics related to MPTs. The first webinar is scheduled for 12 November 2013 and will feature Jeanne Marazzo (U of Washington). Stay tuned for more information and an invitation to participate.
Thanks for your continued support!
Thank you for strengthening the MPT field. The great strides we have made would not be possible without your continued support and hard work. We look forward to what lies ahead and hope that you will let us know about your achievements, and we, in turn, will keep you posted as the field evolves.


CAMI Staff
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