The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) is a product neutral collaboration that advances the development of MPTs to address the interlinked risks of unintended pregnancy and STIs including HIV. We believe that the availability of desirable methods that deliver an array of prevention combinations will improve the lives of women and their families worldwide.
Comprised of members from across disciplines and more than 15 countries, the IMPT is the central body that researchers, product developers, funders, policymakers, and advocates rely on for objective technical guidance and strategic planning related to MPTs. By facilitating interdisciplinary partnerships, the IMPT enables experts from across the family planning, HIV, and STI fields to strategize around the unique technological, market access, and regulatory challenges presented by developing combined prevention, thus refining the pathway to impactful MPT development.
The IMPT Secretariat serves as the neutral coordinating body of the Initiative. In this capacity, the Secretariat works to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration through the organization of task forces and committees around priority issues and geographic settings. Components of the IMPT’s structure include: